When we first reviewed this case almost 3 years ago we were blow away and 3 years later we are still impressed. The design of the Enthoo Evolv mATX is just amazing, three years later and it still looks sexy as hell sitting on your desk. Of course since then Phanteks’ has made some improvements to the case, mainly the two 3mm-thick tempered glass side panels and the RGB LEDs on the front and around the power button on the case.
Tempered glass seems to be the new craze in the PC market, besides RGB everything. So many case manufactures are re-releasing popular case models with tempered glass side panels and of course Phanteks is one of them. We like this, tempered glass is just awesome and adds so much more to a case. It looks better than acrylic, is more durable and less scratch resistant, and can be seen through better. The original Enthoo Evolv mATX came with a small acrylic side panel window, but this new version has a big tempered glass panel that allows you to show off everything in your case. There is a second tempered glass panel on the backside of the case, instead of being all clear it is tinted to help those like me who always have a cable mess back there. Phanteks did however make it so you can show off your SSD drives back there.
The other update to this case is RGB LEDs on the front of the case as well at around the power button on the top of the case. These include connections so you can connect to them to your motherboard so your can control them with ASUS’s Aura Sync or MSI’s Mystic Light software.
When it comes to installation we did not run into a single issue. There is more than enough room to work with inside and you can fit large graphics cards and full-size power supplies. There is also good cooling / water cooling support with multiple spots in the top and front for fans / radiators. Phanteks even includes a pump mount with the case.
The only real issue with this case that I encountered was the rear side panel would swing open when I picked the case up. I think this had to do with the cables I had back there, but I feel a better locking system for these side panels would be an improvement.
The Evolv Series from Phanteks is one of our favorite case series in the current era of cases. They just have the sleek and elegant look, are easy to build in, and are made with quality materials. Added tempered glass just makes these cases better. This case is selling for $179.99 at our favorite online retailer, which is a bit expensive, but we feel it is worth it. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass Case a 9 out of 10 score.
– Sleek design
– Tempered glass side panels
– Easy to build in
– Support for long graphics cards
– Plenty of cooling support
– Side panels tend to swing open easily
– A little expensive