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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Review - Interior

Interior

The first thing you'll likely notice is the PSU cover. It's something that a few manufacturers are introducing following the exploits of case modders, but the Enthoo Pro's is particularly sleek and is removable too, which opens up plenty of possibilities as far as modding and painting goes. The interior is very clean too, with some sturdy cable routeing grommets the only things breaking up the smooth interior.

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Despite the price tag of a fair chunk less than £100, there's plenty of welcome excess and premium about the Enthoo Pro. Perhaps the most obvious of these are the embossed logos that smatter the interior.

Not only do they look great, especially the large logo at the bottom that's visible through the split side window, but they're protected in film too. It's little things like this that go a long way to showing the manufacturer has taken those extra steps to make their case unique, down to the smallest detail.

The top three 5.25in mounts are tool free too, with push buttons releasing and locking the drives in place.

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As standard there are two fans included - a rear 140mm fan plus a hefty 200mm front intake fan. There are also mounts in the roof for three 120/140mm fans, a base mount for two 120mm fans and you can replace the front 200mm fan with two 120/140mm fans too. Phanteks has also worked in a modecum of water cooling support too. Removing the front drive cages allows a dual 120mm-fan radiator to be used with space for monstrous triple 120mm or even triple 140mm radiators in the roof and a further single 120/140mm radiator in the rear fan mount.

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The rear of the motherboard tray sports a number of features including velcro/hook and loop cable fasteners and a multichannel fan power board; this lacks actual fan control which is a shame but can be connected to a 4-pin PWM fan header so is potentially nearly as good. Cable routeing in particular should be a doddle, although there's not quite as much room between the motherboard tray and rear panel as we're used to.

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The 3.5in/2.5in drive cages are split into two sections, mounted on top of one another. There's space for six drives in total, all with anti-vibration mounts, although as these sit in front of the 200mm intake fan, you'll likely see better cooling with one or both removed. With this in mind there's also a single 2.5in mount behind the motherboard tray so in theory you could use a 5.25in to 3.5in adaptor and mount a hard disk in one of the 5.25in bays for storage and still use an SSD with all the drive cages removed.

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Following on from radiator mounts, Phanteks includes a reservoir mount too, which can be mounted behind the hard disk cages. There's also a pump mount available separately - not a major issue as most people mount pumps themselves anyway, but the reservoir mount could eliminate the need for you to drill holes in the case to mount a large tube reservoir.

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The front section pops off using familiar plastic clips, allowing you to get at the front of the case and the fan filter here. The top section of the case partially dismantles too, allowing you to remove the roof for easier radiator installation - a fantastic feature that will make your life a lot easier when it comes to lining up fans and radiators with the case, which can be tricky.