Saturday, March 24, 2018

Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review

A lot of times when starting a review you want to introduce the reader to the company whose product they are reading about. In the case of this case builder I don’t think that will be necessary. Phanteks is now in it’s 7th year as a company and no doubt you know of them and their wildly popular Enthoo Primo full tower case. But what we are looking at today is not a new flagship product. Rather what we have is Phantek’s first entry into the low-mid price range case market, the Enthoo Pro. Read along as we find out if the Lamborghini of case makers can actually make a coupe that both the average person can afford and more importantly will actually want to drive.

Special thanks to Phanteks for providing the Enthoo Pro Case for review.

Enthoo Pro includes 1 x 200mm fan in front and 1 x 140mm fan in the rear. Ability to upgrade to additional fans is possible. All fans included are Phanteks’ new redesigned and better performing SP series fans. Budget friendly case, Phanteks’ Enthoo Pro, unleash unlimited possibilities.

-Brushed plastic with an aluminum appearance
-Stealth interior: hidden PSU / hidden HDD

-Extreme cooling capacity
– 2 included Phanteks’ premium fans
– The PWM hub makes it possible to control all the connected fans (also 3-pin fans) with PWM function through 1 PWM connector and create a better cable management.
– Extensive water cooling support. Provides up to 4 different installation areas for slim and thick radiators varying from single to triple (120mm and 140mm form factors). Clearance for push-pull fan configurations.
– Innovative liquid cooling mounting systems: radiator brackets for easy installation

– Closed HDD panel strengthens the chassis’ rigidity, even when both HDD cages are removed.
– Removable Drop-n-Lock SSD bracket that can be installed on 2 different locations. (1 bracket incl.)
– Removable dust filters for easy maintenance.
– Pre-installed cable management tools behind the motherboard tray that can be fastened and released.
– 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, microphone, 3.5mm audio jack

Unsurprisingly the Ethoo Pro comes in a large brown box. Specifically it is a little bit smaller than the Pro and the box is as well. What we received was a standard brown cardboard box, a bit larger than the case itself printed with logos and information. Although this is a bit more spartan than the glossy printed box of the Primo it gets us going in the direction this case will go, just a bit less, but acceptable.

The front of the box has a rendering of the case front and center, while the back has some drawings and configuration information.

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This leaves the two sides to cover the specifications and key points in multiple languages.

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Opening the oversized box we find the case itself enclosed in a plastic bag and held in two extra large foam cradles. This all seems quite sufficient to protect the case during transport, and as a testament, ours arrived in the same condition we imagine it left the factory in.


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