Conclusion: The Phoenix has good bones. The enclosure is hard to work with and the layout is strange, but we have a hard time arguing with the apparent cooling benefits or the system’s inverted motherboard. This desktop is a compromise, but the sacrifices made are outweighed by the benefits gained.
Pros: Small enclosure, Affordable price of entry, Agreeable aesthetics, Quiet operation even when gaming
Cons: Video card options are limited, Processor is over-kill for gaming, Replacing components is difficult, Limited space for expansion