The new Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV micro ATX case certainly looks nice at a glance with a separate chamber at the bottom to fit in a PSU and drives while leaving enough space up top for easy access to the motherboard mounting area. The back panel hides a six channel PWM fan controller which is nicely out of the way and also has enough space to fit wires and possibly even tubing for watercoolers. On the negative side the optical bay is vertically mounted on the back of the case, a very unique decision and one which Techgage was less than impressed with. That particular foible may not matter to those who have abandoned optical media so check the full review out as the case does have a good overall design.
"The line “big things come in small packages” has been used often to describe small form-factor chassis, so we’ll spare you this time. What we have today is Phanteks’ Enthoo EVOLV, a micro-ATX enclosure that’s big on features, but small on space. While our testing wasn’t without issues, it looks to be a diamond in the rough – as long as you’re willing to do a little polishing."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL @ Kitguru
- Cooltek C3 @ techPowerUp
- Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX @ Kitguru
- BitFenix Colossus Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX Chassis @ eTeknix
- Fractal Design Define R5 @ techPowerUp
- Cooler Master Nepton 240M Review @ OCC
- EK-Supremacy EVO Nickel CSQ @ HardwareOverclock
- Raijintek Triton AIO Liquid CPU Cooler @ Kitguru