Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review
Published: 31st July 2015 | Source: Phanteks | Price: 59.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Exterior
The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, Hitherto known as the "M" is an elegant looking case that makes minimal use of plastic. Where plastic is used, such as on the front panel, it looks so much like brushed Aluminium that it's really not worth bothering to try to tell it apart from the real thing. The left hand side of the case sports a large, but not full width window. The fact that it is not full width is a bit of a shame as we'll see when we come to look inside.
The Roof of the M is dominated by a full length vent which has a magnetically attached filter strip. We've never been too convinced of the need for filters on what should by any reasoning be an extract, but at least it's easily detachable, and even looks pretty good when it's in place. the only other thing up on the roof as it were is the very subtle and discreet power button
With the power button on the roof, the rest of the front I/O is hidden away under the lip of the front bezel. Here you get the usual 2xUSB3.0 and HD audio etc. Personally we think this is a nice little place to tuck them away while still making them accessible and usable. below the I/O panel and on both sides the case features some attractive ventilation strakes. While not strictly necessary owing to the large mesh front panel they do lend a certain aesthetic to the case and when it comes to ventilation, as a certain Super Market says, Every little helps.
Did we mention the realistic brushed Aluminium effect? Pretty sure we did, but just in case we didn't have a look for yourselves. Seriously, it's as good as any we've seen and almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Aside from that, the rest of the case front is given over to a large mesh front panel.