The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX featured the same great modern styling we saw with the Enthoo Evolv. The sleek curves mixed with sharp angles in the design really make this chassis aesthetically appealing. The mix of solid steel and plastic construction also made the case very sturdy when all the panels are installed; however, once some of the panels were removed it does show some signs of weakness due to the slightly thinned sheet metal at the rear of the chassis. The black paint used was also very attractive… not too shiny and the matte look is also very attractive. You can definitely feel the quality Phanteks put into the Evolv ITX like we saw with the previous case.
In terms of the interior features, the Evolv ITX was pretty spot on, offering a large variety of options for both air cooling and water cooling systems. For such a small chassis, it offered plenty of options that we don’t see with some of today’s cheaper mid tower chassis. Although our cooler choice did pose some issues with fan placement, the interior layout is still excellent in terms of allowing for larger and higher end hardware without major fitment issues.
For such a small chassis, Phanteks did do a good job with the PSU cover features and its cable management options. This made for a really clean and simple installation.
If we were to nit pick on the chassis a little bit, we have to say that Phanteks skimped a little bit on the quality of materials. Still, at the price of $64.99 on newegg.com at the time of this review, they had to cut production cost somewhere to make it this affordable.
So with this said, we think Phanteks did a great job overall to offer a feature rich chassis with plenty of options. We honor the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Chassis with our Great Hardware Award!