Phanteks dresses up the Enthoo Evolv mATX in glass

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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    • Welch
    • 3 years ago

    Looks amazing, but man… the fingerprints = |

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    I’ve worked with the normal (windowed) side panel version of this case for a couple of years now and it’s damn impressive. It’s perhaps the best-made, best-looking mATX case on the market. It doesn’t have the highest airflow on the market, but it’s more than enough for a typical single-gpu build.

    Not only have Phanteks updated to the current trend of full-glass side panels without skyrocketing their prices [b<]*COUGH* Corsair *COUGH*[/b<], they've managed to do it without ugly and impractical thumbscrews sticking out of the side.

      • thedosbox
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, I have the white version of the original, and it was a joy to work with. I do wish they’d supplied a second SSD tray, and it would have been nice to have the option of going windowless.

    • hasseb64
    • 3 years ago

    Nice glass door! Some Porn over it!
    I’ll approve!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    I really like the look of this case, and the full ATX sibling. Not sure I’d go for full glass, but the plain windowed version is pretty.

      • Voldenuit
      • 3 years ago

      I have an Enthoo Evolve mATX in white, and I really like the case. Great ventilation, decent (not earth-shattering) acoustics, pretty nice to work in and route cables. Paint job is nice and thick, and the dust filter works a treat (barely any dust in my case when I opened it up do clean after 6 mo or so).

      It is rather large for a mATX case, though, barely smaller than regular ATX. It’s really designed to have a bunch of 240 and 280 rads stuck in it, but I’m just air cooling for now, like a peasant.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        Depending on the air cooler you may still need a ton of space. I have [url=https://www.phanteksusa.com/collections/cpu-coolers/products/phanteks-ph-tc14pe_bk<]one of these[/url<] in my Ryzen system, and it's enormous. Covers all four DIMM slots, it's super-wide, and in some cases I don't think it'd fit because it's right up to the edge or slightly over the edge of the top of the motherboard. I was going to be using an NZXT Kraken X31, but it took forever for Asetek to get brackets to them. Phanteks had a bracket to me in 3 days, although they didn't put enough postage on it and I incurred a $1.50 fee. Whatever, it's a super great air cooler but it's huge.

        • FubbHead
        • 3 years ago

        Just ordered that that case as well.

        Was planning to do it earlier, but heard they had an update in the works for the mATX version, so I though I’d wait. But as they don’t seem to come in white any more, and are tempered glass only, the old version will have to do. Seems they’re getting harder to come by too. 🙂

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      Glassy AND classy!

    • ColeLT1
    • 3 years ago

    I did a build for a friend with the full ATX version of this case. I had never build an Phanteks case before, but I was very impressed with it.
    [url<]http://imgur.com/a/llBhK[/url<]

      • Glix
      • 3 years ago

      +1 for the husky :>

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      That’s a nice-looking build!

        • ColeLT1
        • 3 years ago

        Thank you, I am not big on LEDs, but he wanted a Red/Blue design (school colors) and once all put together and mostly covered up it was tasteful.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 years ago

          Yeah, not really my bag either, but the build itself was really clean and if you go with non-LED fans it’d be right at home on lots of peoples’ desks, mine included.

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