Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX
Phanteks sent us the Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass edition. Quite the mouthful, but it is a remarkable case. The high price can be explained by the use of 3mm thick aluminium and two glass panels, the right one being slightly darker so that the possible cable mess is not too distracting. Another example of the typical user-oriented vision of this manufacturer is the black bar on the panels: because of this, the edges of the chassis are removed from view and all attention is put on the interior. There is a sea of internal space, for big motherboards, storage as well as water cooling. Typical Phanteks services such as the pwm fan hub and excellent cable management are also part of the package. The front and power button are equipped with led lighting in ten different colours, if you so desire you can easily add more lighting internally as well.
The three supplied 14 cm fans result in cooling performance that is only surpassed by the Corsair 570X, but the difference is marginal and especially at lower rotation speed the Evolv ATX is clearly quieter. It is not cheap at 159 pounds / 180 euros, but there is little left to be desired with this case.
The reason that we simply called this paragraph Phanteks is that the brand also released updates of previously successful cases such as the Enthoo Pro M and Luxe with glass side panel. At the time of writing we cannot find these in our Price Comparison, but they can be found on the Phanteks website. The added price is, as with the Evolv ATX, very modest; considering our enthusiasm about these cases we wanted to highlight this as well.