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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Review


Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Testing:

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3DMark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).


Compared Cases:






The data is in and shows some interesting results! The chassis itself sits right in the middle of the rest and is neither excellent nor bad, just average. Under idle, the chassis falls in line with the rest. This is expected as none of the parts are very hot, since idle wattage is fairly low in modern components. Under load, the chassis sits right in the middle. This isn't a bad thing, but a bit surprising considering the Enthoo EVOLV has a massive 200mm fan in the front pulling air into the chassis and a 140mm fan for the exhaust. I thought it was a little strange for the temperatures to be this high considering the high amount of intake airflow. With the 193mm of height for a CPU cooler, I went ahead and installed the Thermaltake C4 used in reviews, instead of the Intel stock cooler. The results were not spectacular either, which gives me the impressions that hot air isn't escaping fast enough and without a top fan installed, it can be noticeable.

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