From front to back, and top to bottom, the Enthoo Pro definitely shows its lineage, yet it does so in a unique way that shows the Phanteks team really pays attention to the market, and offers what the customers beg for on forums or social media. Normally, we see a chassis in this price range that offers some cool LED fans, some removable hard drive racks, decent management, and usually aesthetics that can be dealt with for the price we were going to pay to get them.
The thing is, this has to be the most feature rich chassis we have seen in a long time at this segment. It brings to mind the H440 from NZXT since we saw something similar there, but even there, it is like night and day when comparing the two.
The chassis is modular, and we have seen that a lot lately in cases like the Thermaltake Urban T81, but Phanteks also does this to allow complete customization of the air cooling capabilities, and to give the option to load this chassis with water cooling gear. The bonuses here, and what drives this chassis to the top of the list, are additions like holes at the back of the chassis for a tube reservoir setup next to the video cards, and the optional plate that can be hung off the ODD bays for dual pumps if you need them.
Of course, it will all fit in most other designs, but Phanteks takes things to the next level in more aspects, like the Velcro to manage wires, the room afforded behind the tray to get things done properly, and even the slightly positive pressure airflow of this design as it arrives stock allows. But keep in mind, in our build, most of that 200mm fan in the front was blocked. The only real downside to anything is the 41 dB noise level we recorded, but then again, once gutted for water cooling gear, stock cooling is no longer an issue.
At this point we are only left with two points to make. The more important point is that for the near $100 pricing that the Enthoo Pro can be found, we feel they not only filled the feature set and delivered it in a chassis anyone can like, but they even surpassed what we expected at this price. The second point is more of a question. With everything you have just seen about what Phanteks has to offer in their Enthoo Pro at this seriously reasonable price: why are you still here reading, instead of shopping to get this case to your door ASAP?
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