Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 25.03.15
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The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX, as the name suggests, is only compatible with mini-ITX systems. The motherboard is placed in a vertical way and thanks to the size of the case you will not have any problems with the installation of large heatsinks. The motherboard tray is made of solid steel, and it features a big cut out behind the socket, which allows the user to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to remove the motherboard. The tray features nine openings with rubber grommets to create a neat cable management. Between the motherboard tray and the right side panel there is enough space to hide plenty of cables. The case shares the latest features regarding internal layout and design, in fact, there is a big midplate devoted to covering all the power supply cables, from the header to components. Overall, the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX supports up to two 3.5" HDD and one 2.5" SSD, both in dedicated places and well hidden. Like in some other high-end solutions, this model also features numerous eyelets and rubber grommets that facilitate the wiring management.
For our test we used ASUS' Maximus V Gene motherboard with a rather generous size tower CPU cooler from be quiet! and did not have any issues, despite the small size of the case. Assembling a systems inside the Evolv ITX is easier than you might think thanks to the fact that the top panel is completely removable. The area dedicated to the graphics card is large enough to accommodate the most powerful GPU on the market, the only limitation is dictated with two expansion slots, and for this reason we have not been able to mount our Club3D R9 290X which takes up 2.5 slots. After placing all the components inside the case you will get a clean rig without equal.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Bundle Page 7 - Temperatures
Page 4 - Product overview Page 8 - Conclusion

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