Originally Posted by ciarlatano
Can you share why? Most builders have said exactly the opposite about the case. I have used just about every case around, and find the Evolv ATX to be one of the best in terms of build quality, construction, materials and design.
Yeah, I saw a lot of blogs, posts and reviews calling out quality as a major point. I was pretty surprised when I started taking the case panels off.
I think the reason for the discrepancy is that the aluminum panels are just awesome. When the case is put together, it looks and feels absolutely top notch.
My complaints about quality stem from a few things you notice when you take those panels off. For one, the frame has a pretty significant amount of flex. The front LED is held together with a zip tie. The top board wiring, for the I/O and power button, is routed through a hole that must've been great for the normal edition, but on the TG, with the glass side panels, makes the wiring really obvious and ugly. There's another hole just above it, but Phanteks seems to have dropped the glass panels into the case without really taking a good look at revising anything else.
I had to remove one of the plastic locks that hold the front panel in place and use light force to get the cabling through the hole I mention. It works and looks much better (can barely see those cables), but taking that clip out and putting it back in was a major pain.
Also, the serial number was in a big, ugly white sticker on the back, right above an equally big white sticker saying "made in China." I appreciate putting the serial number in an easy to find place, but they could've done something more subtle. Not that I expect to have a warranty issue with a case, but if I did, I'm sure I'd be SOL now that I've removed the only identification on it.
Don't get me wrong, I love the case. It's by far the best looking case I've ever owned, and it was nice to work in. But, seriously, a zip tie?? Edited by kriz225 - 10/5/16 at 6:37am