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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX TG Edition Detailed Features

Let’s move on to some more of the detailed features of the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX TG Edition.

Below is what you get inside the parts box. We have a manual that is very well done with nice glossy pages. You’ll also get a metal case badge with Phanteks logo on it, some zip ties, water pump mount, and a box of screws in a nice plastic container to keep them all orginized.

Under the front panel cover you can see the 2 USB 3.0 ports, headphone and mic jacks, and the LED button, which also has an HDD indicator light surrounding it. Odd location of the HDD indicator light considering most will leave this panel closed unless they actively use any of the connectors on the front of the case.

This is a shot with the front panel removed giving you access to the generous front fan mounting assembly. You can see Phanteks included 140mm fan already pre-installed.

Below and to the right of the picture you can see a tiny LED. This is an RGB LED and the color can be selected using the button at the top of the case cycling through 1 of 7 colors.

The difference between the TG Edition and mATX chassis is the I/O has been moved from the side of the case to the front panel on the TG Edition.

Here is a look at the front panel when removed from the chassis. It is held in place with metal pins that feel very sturdy. This gives me hope that it will last through many removals, since getting to the dust filter requires this panel to be removed.

At the bottom of the front panel you’ll notice this odd white metal bracket. This bracket directs the LED light so it can shine through at the front of the panel. It’s a bit of an odd design, but works and it’s understated on the front of the panel as to not be annoying and take away from the rest of the aesthetics of the case.

There is another notable change from the mATX to the TG Edition with the front panel fan layout. The mATX version had a pre-installed 200mm fan and could only accommodate up to a 280mm radiator, while the TG Edition can now handle a 360mm radiator setup.

You might also notice this leaves no room for an optical drive. This is becoming more and more common as thumb drives are cheap and people download or stream most of their content / software these days, all of which are usually much faster than optical drives, making them almost obsolete for modern PCs.

The top of the case has enough space to mount a 240mm or 280mm water cooling radiator, or just extra fans for more cooling options. The nice thing about this mounting area is that it’s offset giving you plenty of space to the motherboard, keeping those VRM heat sinks out of the way of most radiators or AIO water coolers you might install.

Toward the front, you’ll notice all the wiring for the power/LED system. I was not able to take advantage of the LED system since I do not own a compatible motherboard, so I’ll have to assume this function works as advertised with a compatible motherboard from Asus or MSI.

We have a look at the top panel after it’s been removed from the chassis. The power button is held in place with 2 screws, while the panel mounting is accomplished with metal pins that slide into slots on the chassis. You’ll also notice meshed vents that should allow enough venting for any fans in the top of the case.


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