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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review: Good, better, Flow-Edition

Unser ausführlicher Testbericht zur Neuauflage des beliebten Gehäuses

The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX is one of the best cases on the market and its unique design stands out from the crowd. In addition to the aging variant with acrylic glass windows, there is also a tempered glass variant, which was one of the first housings to feature hard glass side panels. In addition to the tempered glass on the sides, Phanteks also provided the TG version of the Enthoo Evolv ATX with an RGB LED as a power light, which together with other Phanteks RGB products can be controlled via a button on the front panel.

The only criticism that was raised regularly was the limited airflow of the Enthoo Evolv series. The fantastic design of the ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX enclosures have made the Enthoo series a big seller and the airflow “problem” has often been bypassed by removing the dust filter from the lid, for example.

The solution to the problem: the Flow-Edition. With the latest version of the Enthoo Evolv ATX, the airflow is significantly improved by honeycomb openings in the front and lid! And this honeycomb pattern gives the case an interesting appearance at the same time. Depending on the system configuration and load, these additional air inlets reduce the temperature of the hardware by up to 8° Celcius, at least according to my measurements. With an aggressive fan curve even more is possible!

Design

I personally like the design of the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX and its offshoots very much and the towers of the Dutch are also a real bestseller at my employer. The Flow-Edition with its honeycomb patterns in the front and lid also offers interesting possibilities to set the scene even further with RGB lighting. Of course, some of the design features are purely a matter of taste, which is why I personally don’t like the cut-out in the power supply cover. Nevertheless the design is one of the best in my eyes and makes the Enthoo Evolv ATX stand out from the crowd – without being too intrusive.

Scope of Delivery

The scope of supply includes the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Flow Edition itself, which is well packed in the box of the normal Tempered Glass Edition.

The accessories of the Mid-Tower consist of a box with screws, some cable ties, three holders for 3.5 inch hard disks for mounting next to the mainboard and a pump holder. A high-quality user manual rounds off the scope of delivery. Two SSD mounts are located behind the mainboard tray and one of these mounts can alternatively be mounted on the side of the power supply cover. Especially the plastic box for the screws is very welcome in this price range.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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