Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full-Tower Case Review

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Enthoo Pro External Impressions


The Enthoo Pro is available in two models, one with a window and one with a plain side panel that is slightly cheaper.  Both cases are only available in black and are manufactured with a mix of steel and plastic.  The side panels and frame are steel, while the front and top panels are plastic; with a brushed aluminum look.  As a full tower case we expect it to be larger than mid-towers, the Enthoo Pro measures approximately 21 1/16in x 21 21/32in x 9 1/4in (H x D x W) while weighing in at 26 1/4lbs.


What appeared to be a 5.25″ drive bay, the top “bay” is really a hidden door to cover the front I/O ports.  Pressing at the top it opens to reveal two SuperSpeed USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, Microphone jack, Headphone jack and finally a tiny reset button.  Below the front I/O bay are the actual 5.25″ device bays.


The lower portion of the front bezel has a large wire mesh area for the front intake fan(s).  There is no easy removal of the front filter like we have seen on other cases, so if you want to properly clean the front intake filter, you’ll need to remove the front bezel or take a vacuum to the mesh.


On the side, we find a large window and a smaller window.  The large window will provide an unobstructed view of the motherboard and its components, while the smaller window doesn’t really provide a view of anything other than Phanteks nameplate.


On the back of the case we find the usual items, a large 140mm exhaust fan, which can be repositioned or changed for liquid cooling, eight PCI expansion slots and the standard power supply mount.


The back side panel is plain, this would be the same panel on the other side on the non-windowed version.  Here we can get a good glimpse of the side air vents on the front panel.


The top panel is plastic with a large portion of it being a metal mesh vented area.  At the front of the top panel is an oval power button, nothing else is on the top panel.


With the top panel removed, we can take a look at the top of the case frame.  With a large hole, it will support three 120mm or 140mm fans, or 1 200mm fan.  If liquid cooling is preferred, up to a 420mm long radiator can fit up here, utilizing 140mm fans.


While many will use the top as an exhaust, Phanteks has placed a simple filter on the top panel just in case it is used as an intake and to stop little particles from falling into the case.  There isn’t much room between the top of the case the filter, so all radiators and fans will need to be installed inside the case.


Flipping the case on it’s side, we take a closer look at the bottom.    Here we can see that the case rests on six large feet that have anti-slide rubber attached.  In addition, the feet are molded to the bottom frame so they won’t break off very easily.  The bottom fan locations are filtered, the power supply filter measures approximately 6.15in x 7.15in, while the front filter is much larger at 6.15in x 13.15in.


The bottom filters easily slide out, and we are left with the large holes in the bottom of the case to allow airflow.  When the filters slide in or out, they are notched at one point on each side so they lock into place.


The front bottom filter slides out the front of the case making it easy to clean.  The case is high enough off a desk allowing for the filter to be grabbed and slid all the way out.  Putting the filter back in is just as easy as the filter rests on a groove that runs the length of the filter.


The back filter slides out like the front, however here a little handle is provided that is angled down.  Just a slight redesign to the filter handle, nothing major.  As with the front filter is rests entirely on a groove so it is near impossible to not install it correctly.


The front bezel pops off the front by pulling at it, as the front bezel is pretty snug to the case there are few places to grab it.  With it removed the included 200mm fan is visible, if desired it could be replaced by a couple of 120mm or 140mm.  The Phanteks PH-F200SP is rated for 800RPM +/- 250RPM with a noise level of 25dB, and push around 110.1CFM.

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