Final Words & Conclusion
Final Words & Conclusion
It’s time for the conclusion. Overall, the Endorfy Arx 700 Air looks good, but first and foremost – you’ll find all the necessary features here, like the PWM fan hub, five (140 mm PWM) fans, convenient storage options, or ample space for the installed components. You get 310 mm of room for the power supply unit and 410 mm for the GPU. The CPU cooler height is up to 179 mm (which is excellent). So overall, you do not need to analyze the dimensions of installed components, as most likely – all should fit.
The build quality is good. The internal layout is typical, as it’s an ATX chassis. You get five fans, and Stratus PWM is placed in the front (3 units), top (1 unit), and back (1 unit). You don’t get the built-in ARGB controller to control the colors (as there are no RGB fans in this version – it’s not a must), but the PWM fan hub is there.
There’s enough space for up to 410 mm long GPUs, 179 mm tall CPU coolers, and 310 mm long PSUs (a significant result). It’s possible to ATX board here, and the size of the Endorfy Arx 700 Air is enough for typical builds. Storage-wise, you’ll have a basic set of options in the form of six dedicated mounts for SSDs, and one for 3.5”/2.5” drives. The liquid cooling capacity is more than enough. You can install a 360 mm rad on the front of the case, a 360 mm at the top, and a 120 mm one at the back. The I/O panel has one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, audio jacks, reset/led, and a power button. You can find five 140 mm PWM fans and the fan hub.
Looks are always a subjective matter. The design of the new Arx 700 Air is nothing that will stand out. There’s one tempered glass panel. There’s an ARGB version available if you’re into the color stuff.
Five bundled fans (Stratus PWM 140 mm units) provide great temperatures. The noise levels are a bit above average (but you can set it to have a lower rpm and still a nice performance).
The Endorfy Arx 700 Air is an ATX-compatible mid-tower chassis (486 × 228 × 472 (H×W×L) that stands out from the crowd mainly due to the number of bundled fans. The chassis is supposed to focus on the airflow (mainly because of the front panel construction), and it’s doing it right because you get five 140 mm Stratus PWM fans. The cable management is good, and so is the build quality. There’s an option to install a combo of 360+360+120 water cooling radiators. If you prefer air cooling – even the 179 mm products will fit. As for the power supply – theoretically, it’s 310 mm. There is one 2.5/3.5” space and six for the 2.5” drives. The chassis costs 109.99 EUR (and 119.99 EUR for the ARGB version), which sounds reasonable for this product. The warranty period is 36 months (not so standard in this segment). A USB Type-C port, two USB 2.0 and audio jacks, and a power button are available at the I/O panel. On the other side, having the thumbscrews for the expansion slots would be great. The tempered glass panels should rather be on the swivels; the top and front filters are missing the fabric material, and the bottom fan filter should be easier to remove. Additionally, there is no vertical GPU mounting possible, and you can fit "only" one 3.5" drive (but in these times, it shouldn't be an issue). Overall, Endorfy Arx 700 Air deserved a “Recommended” award due to the thought-out design (that includes the interior, too), five bundled 140 mm PWM fans (but you need to remember that the bundled fan hub won't manage more than that), and excellent cooling performance; still, it can be tough to have great sales when there quite many competitive chassis from other manufacturers near this budget, like Corsair 4000D, but on the other side - they have fewer fans. (although it was probably mainly a move to go into another market of more premium chassis areas, where Endorfy was absent till now, which should enable more brand recognition).