( 4.7 Average / 19 Ratings )
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There is no doubt that this case looks absolutely fantastic. The acrylic window really adds to the aesthetics of your build and shows it off wonderfully. This was the first case I've worked with that had a basement. It cleans up the inside incredibly well and it helps that the placement of the rubber grommets was well thought out. I still managed to make the cable management in the back a bit of a tight squeeze, but a vast improvement from my previous full tower case.
It would be really hard to make a build look bad in this case. There are lots of nooks and crannies for cable management and cable management is not my strong suit. I would recommend you thoroughly look through the manual or even watch someone do a build in this case on youtube before attempting to build in this case if you're a newcomer. There are some caveats while attempting to remove and add things that could cause you to do double the work because you didn't know X needed to be removed before you could install Y and vice versa. Working in this case was a bit more difficult, but worth it.
If you're at all concerned about fitting your SLI configuration in here, don't worry. Though it may depend on your motherboard, you'll have limited space under your second graphics card for any type of rear mounted LED strip. Mine is very low profile so it fit just fine.
I'm going to say what everyone says who buys this case and recommend that Phanteks add a second SSD bracket. Why only include one when you have 3 mounting places for SSD's? I mounted my second one in the HDD tray in the basement, which is fine, but the option would have been nice without having to make a second purchase.
Another thing to consider is the window actually requires maintenance to keep it clean. Acrylic attracts dust, pet hair, and fingerprints.
Amazing case! Plenty of room for expansion and great view with the Acrylic side panel. Wish there were more HDD trays under the shroud and that there was a bracket to mount the 140mm fans where the optical drive is without having one installed.
Spacious and Well laid out! I'm a water cooling enthusiast and this case was designed with us in mind!
Building inside this case is great. No issues here. Lots of rubber grommets and smartly positioned ties and spaces to route wiring neatly. The window is easily scratched however. You need to be very careful with it. The 4 thumb screws that attach it to the case isnt the smartest solution. I wish it were hinged.
In a market and price range currently filled with many compelling options, I ended up with this case simply because I found the least amount to dislike about it. Great features include the HUGE side window, air filters at every entry point, good cable management, basement compartment with PSU and SSD visibility, and great radiator/water cooling support. I dislike the quality of both side panels, but I'm willing to take that hit for a case that is essentially a more affordable version of the Phanteks Evolv ATX case. My only other complaint is that the acrylic window builds up static electricity easily and therefore attracts dust easily, even after careful cleaning.
LEDs fit really well around the sides and bottom of the case and make the insides look spectacular.
What a beauty to behold right? Sub $100 ATX Mid Tower with an open acrylic glass panel to see all the shiny internals! These seem to be the trend nowadays, as I often see more and more cases going for that open-faced look. This was a total breeze to build in as my first case, so I was fortunate for that. Had all the neccisary screws and then some, and even an optional 5.25 bay which I really like! Yes, you can be on either side of the 5.25 fence, some who dislike having it on their case, and some who would like multiple. Personally, 1 is perfect for me. I can pop in a Blu-ray drive, maybe a fan controller/temperature indicator, a ssd/sdhd/usb reader, pop tart toaster (This is a real thing), etc. For now though, it remains unused.
Also, while this case is a gorgeous with subtle aesthetics, the one thing that was an issue was the acrylic glass itself, which I've learned is easy to scratch! So I expect to get a few extra materials to buff the glass and make it look cover girl material again. There has been quite a bit of streaking after I lolnoob used windex/microfiber on it, as you can see in the photos ;p So a buff is incoming, as the glass got nerfed pretty hard in the beta :/
Phanteks cases should really be at the top of most builders' list when it comes to picking a case. The interior layouts of their cases are fantastic. They make cleaning up cable clutter looks sooooo easy. You cannot mess up a clean build using one of their cases.
The Enthoo Pro M is no exception as it aims to bring the same building experience to budget friendly builds you'd find in their more high end cases such as the full Enthoo Pro and Evolv. Cabling is a breeze in the back with the included velcro tie downs and plenty of space to tuck them in. The PSU shroud hides the power cable clutter at the bottom which I think most case manufacturers should start including with their future offerings. The full side acrylic window is the icing on top of your build if you do decide to go for this model.
I loved building in this case. The full acrylic side panel looks nice. I would have given it 5 stars but I didn't like how they covered the acrylic panel and they didn't include at least one 3.5" bay that mounts like the 2.5" bays. It comes with 1 2.5" mount that is behind the MB tray and 2 3.5" bays under the PSU shroud.
Really like this case, the fans I have in it are near silent and the window panel really shows off the cool looking internals. I hear the window can be easy to scratch so be careful with moving it! Cable management was a breeze and there is plenty of room for everything.
+Good cable management space.
+All fan mounts has filters, although the front mount doesn't have a filter on the sides, reason why most people will place their exhaust in the front and intake on top where it's fully filtered.
+love the acrylic window, although it's prone to scratch
-Only one drop and lock bay for 2.5 HDs