Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review
Published: 10th September 2015 | Source: OCUK | Price: 139.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Interior Rear of Motherboard
As the Evolve ATX shares its chassis with the Pro M it's unsurprising to find that the rear of motherboard area is damn near identical. This however, is no bad thing, as we found the Pro M particularly well appointed. For starters, there's a minimum of 17mm of space, with this rising up to about 25mm in some of the deeper areas. Phanteks also include three Velcro style cable management ties to secure the main loom, being carefull not to scrimp on good old cable tie points also.
Just below the CPU cut out we find a busy little area containing a pair of the Drop-N-Lock 2.5" drive bays, either of which can be positioned round the front should you so desire. There's also a handy-dandy PWM fan hub, which is powered from it's own dedicated SATA power input so as not to place undue strain on the motherboard headers. Peering up into the roof we can see that Phanteks have even seen fit to give the cable management holes up there the rubber grommet treatment. There are also a few cable clips knocking around which makes it much easier for the builder to route those cables that run across this usually very busy area.
Turning our gaze to the bottom edge of the case we can see that the false floor affords a great little area in which we can stash unwanted cables. However, this area also has mounting points for a pump and as we can see contains a rack for another 2x3.5" HDDs. if you want to go adding in a 360 rad, these brackets can be easily removed by means of a few screws.