Phanteks announces Enthoo Pro mid-tower

May 6, 2014 | 10:12

Tags: #case #chassis #enthoo #mid-tower #water-cooling

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Phanteks, in its desire to diversify from its core competency of high-quality CPU coolers, has announced a follow-up to the 2013 Enthoo Primo case: the mid-tower Enthoo Pro.

Designed as a budget alternative to the Enthoo Primo, the Enthoo Pro includes some cost-cutting measures including an exterior constructed from plastic treated to give the appearance of the brushed aluminium common to higher-end cases. Aside from the plastic exterior, the bulk of the case is constructed from steel, with two models confirmed for launch and differentiated only by the presence or absence of a side window.

In either case, the chassis includes support for eight expansion slots, three external 5.25" drive bays, six combination 3.5" and 2.5" internal drive bays split across two cages, an additional 2.5" drive bracket, and supports graphics cards up to 347mm in length expanding to 472mm if the hard drive cages are removed. CPU coolers up to 193mm in height are supported, and there's 27mm of cable management space at the side of the chassis.

Phanteks may have cut costs on the materials, but it certainly doesn't appear to have skimped on cooling potential. The front of the case can accept two 120mm or 140mm fans or use the bundled PH-F140SP 200mm fan, while the top supports three 120mm or 140mm fans or a single 200mm fan. The rear of the case includes room for a single 120mm or 140mm extraction fan.

Despite its mid-tower stature, the Enthoo Pro also supports multiple water-cooling radiators. A 120x240mm radiator can be placed in the front or bottom, the top supports up to a 120x360mm radiator, and the rear has room for a single 120mm x 120mm radiator. For those who prefer 140mm radiators, while the front is unsuitable for mounting the top can accept a 140x420mm radiator with the bottom and rear mounts accepting 140x140mm radiators.

The case weighs 11.9KG without or 11.4KG with window, with both models featuring a five year warranty as standard. The case will reach UK retailers later this month, priced at £89.99 with window or £79.99 without. More details are available on the official website and you can read our full review of the case here.
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