Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini Tower

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini Tower

May 26, 2015 by Lawrence Lee

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX
Mini-ITX Tower Case
Street Price
US$70 with window

The Enthoo Evolv ITX is based on the larger Enthoo Evolv microATX tower, which is a higher-end model with an aluminum exterior. The mini-ITX version is not as flashy, attempting to bring a similar enthusiast feature-set to a smaller form factor and lower price-point. The Evolv ITX hits the US$60 (US$65 for the windowed version) mark thanks to its smaller size and more typical steel/plastic construction. The front and top panels are mostly solid but doesn't follow a boxy minimalist aesthetic. The case is octagonal with angled corners which makes it a little less conventional, though it still doesn't really stand out in any way. The wide slits on each side of the front panel have an odd look; it's necessary to help feed air to the front fan.

The Enthoo Evolv ITX (windowed version)

The single stock fan is one of its big selling points. Secured under the front panel is a 200 mm monster large enough to help cool the CPU, GPU, and hard drive all on its own. Otherwise, it has all the cooling features you would expect with an additional fan mount at the rear, room for a dual radiator at the top, and enough clearance for a fairly tall CPU cooler and long video card. It has similar functionality to the BitFenix Prodigy, but the bulkier Evolv ITX can accept larger radiators/fans, the motherboard orientation is vertical rather than horizontal, and the hard drive bays are designed with a secondary function: They can be removed so that a pump and reservoir can be mounted in their place. These dedicated positions make it easy to install a custom watercooling loop rather than just a basic AIO model.



Inside the package is a small accessory box with a set of screws, standoffs, and zip-ties in a plastic baggy along with a very brief installation guide. Our sample also shipped with optional hard drive and pump brackets which are actually sold separately and are not included with the retail version of the case.

Relevant Specifications: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX
(from the product web page)
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)
120 mm fan
140 mm fan
200 mm fan
Front 2x 2x 1x (included)
Top 2x 2x -
Rear 1x 1x -
Liquid Cooling
120 mm radiator
140 mm radiator
Front Up to 240 -
Top Up to 240 Up to 280
Rear 120 140
Graphics card 330 mm (13 in)
CPU cooler 200 mm (7.9 in)
Cable Management 28 mm (1.1 in)
Radiator (Top) 120 mm form factor: 74 mm (2.9 in)
140 mm form factor: 54 mm (2.1 in)
Packaging Information
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)
Length 5 Years Limited

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