Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review
Published: 31st July 2015 | Source: Phanteks | Price: 59.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Interior
Like the Enthoo Evolve we looked at recently, the M has a PSU area that is isolated from the main Motherboard area of the case. A large cut out and several well spaced rubber grommeted cable management holes should make for a tidy job moth round the front and at the rear. If you're looking for the 3.5" drive racks you'll have noted that they're conspicuous by their absence, meaning that a good portion of the case frontage can be given over to ventilation and potentially water cooling.
You do thought get a 5/25" drive. Where we can appreciate that there are still some out there that want the facility to mount 5.25" devices, we can't help thinking that this need is growing smaller and smaller. Thankfully the tray is easily removable so all is not lost, making it possible to get a 360mm rad up in the roof.
Sooooo, You want to mount a 3.5" drive in the front of the case do you? Well you'll be needing to purchase one of these optional extras then won't you. Now before you all get on your high horses, don't forget that there's still space in the bottom of the case for a pair of 3.5" units. So would you rather pay more for a case that has things you're not going to use and which, if you're thinking of putting a rad in the front, you're going to remove anyway? No, we though not. It's not such a bad idea after all is it.
Adding the cantilever mounts in is a doddle, simply remove one of the logo emblazoned covers and hook it in. If you've ever worked in a shop that utilises cantilever shelving display hooks you'll feel right at home. The mounts themselves are actually very well made, with the full tray being lined with dense foam rubber. The removal of the cover plate of course provides an exit route for the power and data cables.