- Category: Chassis & Systems
- Published: Monday, 11 August 2014 08:04
- Written by Jeremy Gulley
When Phanteks released the Enthoo Primo as their debut chassis, the company put all other chassis manufacturers on notice. The Enthoo Primo stole the spotlight with its slick aesthetics, liquid cooling compatibility, air cooling ability and a modder friendly layout. The attribute that set it apart from the competition was its price. Enthusiasts went nuts and Phanteks instantly became recognized as a contender for many Chassis of the Year awards around the web. In my review of the Enthoo Primo, I praised the high-end quality construction, cooling capabilities and many other positives; while noting only a few minor negatives. The Enthoo Primo left a permanent impression on me as far as what kind of quality and features I should be able to get for my hard earned money. The only thing I could ponder after that review was "what if Phanteks could offer something similar in a smaller, budget friendly scenario"?
Great news, since we will get our answer today! Enter the Enthoo Pro. Today we finally get to take a closer look at the follow-up to the popular Enthoo Primo which set high standards for chassis like no other. The Enthoo Pro is a slightly smaller sibling, but do not let your heart be troubled! Phanteks did their homework to find the best avenue possible to retain many of the features that consumers fell in love with in the Enthoo Primo! Nevertheless, there had to have been some compromises, right?
Phanteks has packed some of the best features that an enthusiast could crave into the Enthoo Pro, such as tool-less storage installation, support for various liquid cooling configurations, support for multiple SSDs, cable management options, and more as we will discover soon. Since I know the anticipation is getting the best of everyone, let us begin the review!
"Phanteks was founded from a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established
Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks venture into the CPU cooling industry with two goals in mind, “High-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions.”
As a relatively young company, we strive to develop top quality and superior products. Our first product, PH-TC14PE, was a great success in the overclocking community. With the success we have made, we are more passionate in developing new and better innovative cooling solutions than ever. Our Phanteks Design Team is situated in the Netherlands and consists of creative researchers, designers and developers whose only desires are to bring the latest cutting edge technology to you.
We are continuously pursuing excellence in thermal solutions so that we can develop and bring satisfaction to the enthusiasts and computer users everywhere. Our goal is to be the best in the industry and our motto is “no job is impossible.”