Description

When the Phanteks Evolv mITX case was launched I immediately wanted the case to upgrade from the Bitfenix Phenom mITX case, mainly cause it had a window and cable management was a dream.

Since I've started Cities Skylines I knew how heavily it relied on the CPU so that was upgraded to a Core i7 4770K from the previous i5 4690K mainly for the extra threads it has.

I've also changed the Power Supply from the Thermaltake Toughpower 650W to a EVGA Supernova G2 750W, although the power output was still the same, i mainly wanted it for the Cable Mod cables. Extensions would be cheaper but it would add un-necessary length to the cable to a compact case.

Normally I would overclock the CPU, but since the Australian summer is known to be quite brutal I'm currently running stock clocks

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Just be careful with the tubes of the H105 on the exaust fan

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I think I should get a fan grill or something to protect it, but should be fine for now.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build dude!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it building in this case? I think I'm going to pick it up for my build this month. Last year I built a system in a BitFenix Phenom and regret the hell out of it lol It was a nightmare

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Far more easier as the cable management is superior, you wanna watch how long your PSU is as the HDD cage in the Basement is quite close to the PSU so check the lenght of the PSU as the EVGA Supernova G2 750W PSU was a squeeze, with its modular cables. so try get something shorter than 160mm long for the PSU. There is ample room in the case to do cable management in the rear,

on a side note... man i should have taken a photo of the cable mangement.

I do agree with you that Bitfenix Phenom mITX case's cable management was a nightmare. with the Amount of room in there they could have made the cable management alot better in there or heck even mount the Motherboard normally.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.. I like a straightforward high performing build! That lightstrip + way the window is cut looks good.

I am running 2xh105 in a define Nano and deals really well with the Sydney heat. One question since the other option I had in mind was this case. Would the H105 fit in the front? I think this case looks better than the Nano.. but wasn't sure 2 rads would fit / what would fit in front with the h105 at top. Any thoughts?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to squeeze one in, but you need slide back the top rad closer to the rear and remove the rear fan and remove the HDD bays in the basement, which will mean you'll lose the 2 3.5inch hdd bays, leaving you with a 2.5inch bay. Get an M.2 ssd for the os on the M/B, You could velcro tape a 2.5inch HDD/SSD in the side as its got heaps of room

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I haven't seen many Aussie builder on here. so why not do it. eh.

Cable Mod cables have become quite the hit, and quite affordable too.