Phanteks dresses up the Enthoo Evolv mATX in glass


— 10:00 AM on April 20, 2017

Phanteks chose the right name when it named the Enthoo Evolv line of cases. Since the original Evolv case debuted, Phanteks continued to iterate on the design one step at a time, bringing out models with changes that reflect new trends in case design. The newest model is the Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass.

As the name implies, the tempered glass sides are the case's most visible feature. Like on the bigger Enthoo Evolv ATX, the left panel has a silk-screen-printed border to hide the steel edges when the case is closed. The company took that idea a step further for the right-hand side. Most of that panel is silk-screened black to hide all the cabling. There is, however, a small window left visible that lines up with the two 2.5" drive bays, giving buyers a good excuse to pick out SSDs with an attractive visual design.

In an mATX case like this, space is at a premium. The Evolve mATX still makes room for graphics card up to 12.6" long (or 31.9 cm) and CPU coolers up to 192-mm tall. If you're going with liquid cooling, the case can fit a radiator as long as 360 mm in the front, and units up to 280 mm at its top. The PSU shroud leaves a window open to show off your power supply. As HardwareCanucks notes, though, a short 140-mm PSU will leave a visible gap in that window.

There are plenty of options for RGB LED lighting, too. The power button and a strip at the front can light up in any color of your choice, and Phanteks sells optional LED lightstrips for the interior. The case can sync its lights with other Phanteks RGB products. Compatibility with MSI Mystic Light and Asus Aura is available by way of an optional adapter.

The Enthoo Evolv mATX doesn't seem to be selling just yet, though it's probably arriving at stores any second now. Phanteks has promised a $129.99 price tag when the case becomes available.

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