Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review
Published: 10th September 2015 | Source: OCUK | Price: 139.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Exterior Front, Rear and Base
We've already looked at the front I/O, which, because of the clean nature of the Evolve ATX doesn't actually leave us a lot to chat about. Look closely though, as we do, and you'll see that although at first view there appears to be no ventilation what so ever, the panel is actually mounted in such a way as to allow air to pass un-obstructed around its lateral and inferior edges. Not gargantuan airflow granted, but plenty enough we think. There's also thin strip of a power light down near the base, which can be illuminated by interchangeable LEDs. In theory you could put in any 5mm LED, but Phanteks have been generous and included a Green White and Red LED to get you started.
Round the back it's a pretty standard ATX layout, with a 140mm fan on extract. The mount can also take 120s and has slotted runners for both sizes of fan. Further down there's a total of seven vented PCI slot covers, adjecant to a large mesh area. While adding to ventilation, this area is also formed in such a way as to accept mounts for even the larger diameter cylinder reservoirs. Right at the very bottom there's the PSU cut out, and for those with beady peepers you'll also notice that the case sides are actually hinged so as to open in the suicide fashion.
With the case on its side we can see that it's mounted on four dense rubber pads paired onto aluminium extension at either end. At the rear there's a smallish filter for the PSU, with the rest of the base being smooth aside for some mounting holes and slots, more of which we'll see when we come to the interior.