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Hardware Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 9 Mar 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    A solution looking for a problem?

    Seriously though, I like the Phanteks range an awful lot, If I were to rehouse my PC from my current Corsair 450D, I'd definitely go for a Phanteks.

    ...just not this one :)
     
  3. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    They do bring something new to the case market, I must admit.

    I like the stepped design to accommodate the PSU in a separate compartment, and the clean look of the drive cage, which is begging for a custom logo mod, thanks to that second smaller window.

    However, a little voice in the back of my mind is screaming "a mATX case that's 550mm tall, are you frikkin kidding me?"
     
  4. DarkFear

    DarkFear New Member

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    Mini you say? :lol:
     
  5. Guest-56605

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    You're kinda missing the point here - MINI is but a word in it's name...

    What you are getting however is a dual system case, which off the shelf which can be either air or water cooled or even both; not many cases (if any) offer that for £130.
     
  6. Anfield

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    £130 is the price for the basic case, the mini itx upgrade costs £23, which puts the price within rounding error margin of the Phobya WaCoolT Cube 1.

    But yes, cases that fit more than one pc without modding are usually a lot more expensive.
     
  7. DarkFear

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    No, I get that. :D

    Just normally when something has the word "Mini" in it's name, one kinda expects it to be less, you know, dual system capable..... :p
     
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  8. Guest-56605

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    I hear you with reference to the additional cost of the upgrade kit but none the less would certainly pass up on the Phobya :rolleyes:

    Personal preference :hehe:

    Fair play and point conceded :thumb: :)

    More emphasis should have been placed on XL :D
     
  9. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Understandable, that Phobya Cube somehow manages to look even less appealing than the Mountain Mods Cubes it is ripping off (but to be fair, it does cost like a third of them).

    Personally I would probably just go with a Corsair 540 and get the dremel out to accommodate a mini itx system in the right half if I somehow felt the desire to have two computers in one case.
     
  10. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Isn't Mini XL an oxymoron?
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Indeed, mini-extra-large makes no sense. :duh:
     
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