Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case Review

Phanteks started in the case market with a full tower, the Enthoo Primo. Since then Phanteks has followed up their successful design with a couple smaller cases, and last year Phanteks debuted the EVOLV line of mATX cases. At CES 2015 Phanteks showcased their first micro ITX case at their suite, and just like any other Phanteks case the latest edition is packed with enthusiast grade features.

Unlike the original EVOLV, the ITX version is not made of aluminum (insert SAD face here). In order to keep the cost of the case low, Phanteks decided to use steel and plastic for the ITX version of the case. As a result the case is priced at $79.99. Phanteks just didn’t stop at the choice of materials, they also made some interesting design choices. For example, the top panel is part of the chassis, and as such its not designed to be removed by the end user.

At the end of the day, it won’t be a Phanteks case, if it does not bring something unique to the table. For this case, the guys at Phanteks created a very unique fan/radiator mount to make sure that you can install fan and a radiator without worrying about taking the top off. Lets dive deeper into the review and check out what the little big case is all about.

For more information on the Phatenks EVOLV miniITX case, please check out the product page for more details, and the official product manual – http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-EVOLV-ITX.html

Specs:

230 mm x 375 mm x 395 mm (W x H x D)
9.1 in x 14.8 in x 15.6 in (W x H x D)

 

Case Specifications
Dimension
230 mm x 375 mm x 395 mm (W x H x D)
9.1 in x 14.8 in x15.6 in
Form Factor
Mini ITX Tower Chassis
Material(s)
Steel plates, Plastic, Steel chassis
Motherboard Support
Mini ITX
Front I/O
2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, Reset
Side Window
Yes
Expansion & Drive Bays
Expansion slots
2
Internal 3.5″
2 (1 slot for upgrade)
Internal 2.5″
1 (1 slot for upgrade)
Cooling
120mm fan
140mm fan
200mm fan
Front
2x
2x 1x (included)
Top
2x
2x
Rear
1x
1x
Liquid Cooling
120mm radiator
140mm radiator
Front
Up to 240
Top
Up to 240
Up to 280
Rear
120
140
Clearance
Graphic card
330 mm (13 in)
CPU cooler
200 mm (7.9 in)
Cable management
28 mm (1.1 in)
Radiator (Top)
120mm formfactor: 74 mm (2.9 in)
140mm formfactor: 54 mm (2.1 in)
Packaging Information
PH-ES215P
Package Dimension
310 mm x 480 mm x 460 mm (WxHxD)
12.2 in x 18,9 in x 18.1 in
Net Weight
5,4 kg (12 lbs)
Gross Weight
8 kg (17.7 lbs)
Warranty
Length
5 Years Limited

 

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9 thoughts on “Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case Review

  1. Nice review meng. As far as larger mITX cases go, this one has great style and features. I can see it having a lot of appeal to a wide array of buyers were as a case like the Prodigy is turn off to me due to a more “kiddy” look. I love the removable rad bracket, I can see installs going a lot smoother with that.

  2. I was already sold on that case when I saw it at CES and I’m even more sold on it now… if I ever decide to buy another case, that is. That said, you really have a thing for center justified text, don’t you?

  3. I loved that radiator shelf. I think the trap door for the GPU wires is neat too. A plus for the review would have been to try to stuff a radiator in the front somehow, just because.
     
    Kyle, there’s still a post box in reviews when logged off. It got me again.:(

  4. Great review. Looks like a great case. Handled my first Phanteks case this week. I was impressed.

  5. The length of zotac 1080 extreme is 325mm. This is not the problem but the width is 2.5 slots. Does it fit in this case?

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