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Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Closer Look

Removing the front panel this time around was fairly easy and only requires a light tug from the bottom to release it from the frame. Behind the panel is a pre-installed 200mm fan with the option to install two 120mm or 140mm fans (screws included). An additional option to install a 240mm radiator is available, if you don't mind giving up the hard drive bays. Similar to the front, the top allows extra fans to be installed – up to a 420mm radiator can be installed for water cooling or three 140mm fans. Inside the chassis itself is a nice 65mm of clearance from the top to the motherboard tray. This allows for easy clearance of any CPU cooler or radiator on the market.

 

 

On the front of the chassis, the conventional top 5.25" bay has been converted to house the USB and Audio jacks. To keep the sleek design, the ports are hidden behind a retractable door. Once lifted, you can see 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Stereo and Mic jacks. At the very end is the reset button, which I completely missed the first time I lookd over the chassis. It's not often that the reset button is used anymore, but it does still serve a purpose and I'm glad Phanteks left it in, even if it's small.

 

Phanteks went out of its way to make sure wire management was easy to deal with. Every chassis I've come across has always just included zip ties, but Phanteks took it further, originally with the Primo and now the Enthoo Pro, with a great design choice. Behind the tray are Velcro straps placed everywhere to hold wires down and keep everything neatly in place. The front is a little different, as the Enthoo Pro has a power supply cover (not pictured), which hides leftover wires and continues the sleek design inside the chassis. As an alternative, you can ditch the cover to allow space for up to two 120mm fans next to the power supply, if you'd rather have extra airflow.

 

 

Inside the chassis was a nice sized box with the label "Accessories Box" and inside the box was all the extra goodies seen below. Phanteks did well and went all out as far as accessories go. The screws came in its own container, with a good amount of extra thumb and fan screws on top of the necessary ones. The manual was very well detailed, explaining what this chassis offers, what can be removed, and how to remove it. Lastly, one of the most unexpected things I found was a reservoir mount for water cooling, which is intended to be mounted to the side of the hard drive cages. It's common with a custom water cooling setup to have a 5.25" bay reservoir and now the newest trend is a cylinder that attaches to the side. Most of the time the cylinder brackets have no easy way to attach and become a pain to install. This is certainly a nice addition for those that plan to go that route.




  1. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: The Case
  3. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Working Components
  4. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Specifications & Features
  5. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Phanteks Enthoo Pro: Conclusion
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