Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review
Published: 10th September 2015 | Source: OCUK | Price: 139.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Interior Overview and Drive Bays
If you've read our review of the Enthoo Pro M case you'll already be finding the internals of the Evolv ATX remarkably familiar. The reason of course is simple in that the two cases pretty much share the same chassis. Sure, there are a few differences, such as the absence of a 5.25" bay but essentially it's the same chassis. This isn't a bad thing though as it helps reduce production costs which has a knock on effect for us consumers. For those that haven't read the Pro M review, best we go over things. For starters there's a large CPU cut out, as we've come to expect these days, and of course there are plenty of grommeted management holes which are well placed around the spacious interior.
In its native form the drive bay area is left open so as to improve cooling and airflow from the two 140mm fans placed in the front. Should you choose not to mount drives here though there's actually plenty of mounting points for long cylinder reservoirs along the rear wall.
The Evolv ATX comes with three canter leaver type 3.5" mounts, with being able to be installed in a multitude of positions, allowing the builder to choose exactly how many and exactly where to put them. The brackets themselves are sturdy, and as can be seen are foam lined so as to minimise vibration. With the brackets in place there's 300mm of room for GPUs, and with them removed this rises to a more than acceptable 420mm.