Since the introduction of their first case, the Enthoo Primo way back in 2013 Phanteks has been busy. While they could easily have sat around enjoying the success that the Primo brought, the crew at Phanteks has instead been bringing us many many new and innovative cases. With their finger on the pulse of the mod community, each new case seems to fulfill a niche that the PC world has just been waiting to have filled. Certainly no exception to this rule, today we are taking a close look at the newest addition to the Phanteks family, the Enthoo Evolv ITX. Like it’s wildly popular predecessor the Evolv, this new mini chassis is here to provide big install space in a tiny form factor. Accepting only mini ITX motherboards, we are excited to see what this micro machine has to offer.
-Clean and Compact design
– Optimal airflow – Direct airflow to CPU / GPU
– Comes with 1x PH-F200SP in front (200mm)
– Reservoir mounting points on the Side Bracket
– Pump Bracket with vibration dampers – Mounted on Side Bracket/ HDD base
– Offset radiator brackets
– 1x Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets included
– Equipped with Phanteks’ velcro cable ties
– 28mm cable management space
– Additional cable compartment in bottom
Following the theme of some of their other more budget friendly cases, the Evolv ITX comes in a simple heavy duty brown box with black print. The front of the box has a CAD drawing of the case itself with the name along the bottom. Spin the box 180 degrees and we get the product feature list on top with an exploded view of the case below.
The sides of the case give us the technical specifications on one side and the same features list we found on the back but in nine different languages.
Opening the top of the box we find the case wrapped in plastic and secured with two big pieces of foam. Removing the case from the box we find it to be in perfect condition with no bumps or bruises from the ride. Overall I find the packaging to be quite sufficient at protecting your purchase during shipment. On the downside my cat did not find the box to be quite large enough and it will have to be discarded.
The final bit of product protection we find is plastic sheets on both sides of the window, as well as a small bit on the brushed aluminum nameplate inside the case.