Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Overview
My first impression when taking the Evolv ITX out of the box was that it was light. Built from steel instead of aluminum, I had expected it to be a bit heavier. But I suppose it should be light when you consider it is only 9.1 in x 14.8 in x15.6 in. Now obviously this case follows very closely in shape to the Enthoo Evolv with the most notable change being the smaller size. Personally I find the combination of hard lines and well placed features to be very stylish, even more so in this smaller form factor. The paint is a nice dull black that seems like it will wear very slowly and is applied well with no parts missing coverage.
From the start you find a very unique and large window cut into the main side panel. This dark tinted plastic serves up a view of the entire interior of the case. The top edge of the case has four narrow vent slots covered with mesh to keep dust out. Moving to the front of the case you find the same unique design for the front panel that we found on the ATX version of the Evolv. With venting on the sides, USB 3.0, audio and reset switch at the top, power light bar near the bottom there is nothing to complain about with the design of the front panel.
Turning to the back panel side you will find very little in the way of design. It is a simple plain black back panel with four more slot vents at the top. On the back of the case we find very little in the way of extra metal. Indeed anything not needed to support the I/O panel, expansion slots, or PSU mount has been turned into venting. There is mounting space for up to a 140mm rear exhaust fan here, although one is not included with the case.
Although not pictured the case is supported by two solid plastic feet that reach from one side to the other and are then finished with four rubber pieces for grip and stability. The feet are attached to the base with screws allowing them to be easily removed if you desire.