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Which do you think looks better?: H400i vs Phanteks enthoo evolv

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@TVwazhere is case master, I'm thinking he can list out which case is better.

 

I personally like the look of the H400i better, and the airflow is nice. Consider looking at some case reviews from people like Hardware Canucks or other youtube videos.


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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

@TVwazhere is case master, I'm thinking he can list out which case is better.

 

I personally like the look of the H400i better, and the airflow is nice. Consider looking at some case reviews from people like Hardware Canucks or other youtube videos.

thanks for your feedback

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The H400i has a nice clean aesthetic compared to the Evolv which has a rugged look to it. Not to mention the RGB integration that you get from an NZXT i case.


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Just now, seoz said:

The H400i has a nice clean aesthetic compared to the Evolv which has a rugged look to it. Not to mention the RGB integration that you get from an NZXT i case.

Can you change the colour of the rgb? Do I have to physically change it or is there a software for it like corsairs icue?

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Just now, The1stDerp said:

Can you change the colour of the rgb? Do I have to physically change it or is there a software for it like corsairs icue?

If I'm not mistaken, it uses NZXT CAM software.


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3 minutes ago, The1stDerp said:

But what about the terrible airflow?

With an AIO, I'm sure it'll be fine..

 

It is known to have airflow issues, so it just depends on how you're setting it up.. There's probably some info online about how to increase airflow..

 

If you're that worried about it or don't like DIY projects, just get the H400i as it does have better airflow and will keep air cooled components cooler..


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Just now, ChewToy! said:

With an AIO, I'm sure it'll be fine..

 

It is known to have airflow issues, so it just depends on how you're setting it up.. There's probably some info online about how to increase airflow..

 

If you're that worried about it or don't like DIY projects, just get the H400i as it does have better airflow and will keep air cooled components cooler..

Thanks for your feedback

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Just now, The1stDerp said:


Which would you recommend?

 

well after owning an enthoo evolve atx  for a couple years now I wouldn't recommend it. the clips they use to hold the pannels on kinda suck also I have a custom loop in my system and the temps are 10C + more then when I had the system in a Fractal Define S 

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Just now, ELSknutson said:

well after owning an enthoo evolve atx  for a couple years now I wouldn't recommend it. the clips they use to hold the pannels on kinda suck also I have a custom loop in my system and the temps are 10C + more then when I had the system in a Fractal Define S 

Thinking of it now am probably going to get a h400i, thanks!

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26 minutes ago, The1stDerp said:

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I'm going to assume you mean the Enthoo Evolv mATX version (as there's technically an ATX and mITX version of the case)

 

Looks wise is entirely up to you which looks better. I cant help you with that, though the H400 does come in a few colors. 

 

The H400's airflow is objectively better, but an AIO would mitigate most of the loss of that. If you're going air cooled, I'd recommend the H400 over the Evolv mATX. the i version comes with the "machine learning smart hub" and the NZXT RGB (controlled through NZXT software. The hub connects to a USB 2.0 port on your motherboard, so make sure your motherboards has enough of those!)

 

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While H400 has better airflow than the mATX Evolv, it's just marginally better and still not great among cases.


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2 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I'm going to assume you mean the Enthoo Evolv mATX version (as there's technically an ATX and mITX version of the case)

 

Looks wise is entirely up to you which looks better. I cant help you with that, though the H400 does come in a few colors. 

 

The H400's airflow is objectively better, but an AIO would mitigate most of the loss of that. If you're going air cooled, I'd recommend the H400 over the Evolv mATX. the i version comes with the "machine learning smart hub" and the NZXT RGB (controlled through NZXT software. The hub connects to a USB 2.0 port on your motherboard, so make sure your motherboards has enough of those!)

 

I havent really said anything new that no one above me hasnt already said. That's what I get for being late :D 

Thanks for getting me there, I do plan on getting an aio however am also planning on getting 5 3rd party fans (3 exhaust and 2 intake) so I might be willing to get the phanteks case.

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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

While H400 has better airflow than the mATX Evolv, it's just marginally better and still not great among cases.

So your saying the h400 isn't a great case or are you talking about the phanteks case not being great? because from both sides i heard good reviews but both with their positives and negatives.

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7 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I'm going to assume you mean the Enthoo Evolv mATX version (as there's technically an ATX and mITX version of the case)

 

Looks wise is entirely up to you which looks better. I cant help you with that, though the H400 does come in a few colors. 

 

The H400's airflow is objectively better, but an AIO would mitigate most of the loss of that. If you're going air cooled, I'd recommend the H400 over the Evolv mATX. the i version comes with the "machine learning smart hub" and the NZXT RGB (controlled through NZXT software. The hub connects to a USB 2.0 port on your motherboard, so make sure your motherboards has enough of those!)

 

I havent really said anything new that no one above me hasnt already said. That's what I get for being late :D 

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1 minute ago, The1stDerp said:

So your saying the h400 isn't a great case or are you talking about the phanteks case not being great? because from both sides i heard good reviews but both with their positives and negatives.

I mean you shouldn't use high heat output stuff (especially the GPU) on either cases and airflow shouldnt be a primary consideration when you aren't. I do struggle to find any objective advantage for the Evolv though.


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Not to throw a wrench into your decision but if airflow is a priority why not get the Fractal Design Meshify C mATX TG?


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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

I mean you shouldn't use high heat output stuff (especially the GPU) on either cases and airflow shouldnt be a primary consideration when you aren't. I do struggle to find any objective advantage for the Evolv though.

I think il be getting the h400 then, I already do have 5 3rd party fans (Noctua 4 x 140mm and  2 x 120mm)  that should do well in airflow, Thanks for the help!

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3 minutes ago, JM21 said:

Not to throw a wrench into your decision but if airflow is a priority why not get the Fractal Design Meshify C mATX TG?

I do have 5 3rd party fans (Noctua 4 x 140mm and  2 x 120mm) that I think would contribute a lot to airflow but thanks for the feedback il take that into consideration.

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1 hour ago, The1stDerp said:

I do have 5 3rd party fans (Noctua 4 x 140mm and  2 x 120mm) that I think would contribute a lot to airflow but thanks for the feedback il take that into consideration.

It's a great case I have the ATX version and it is the best case I have owned. But if you are really between the H400i and Entho EVOLV, I would get the EVOLV, I had the ITX version a few years back and it was a great case.


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