Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case Exterior Features
Let’s begin our tour of the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe by looking at the exterior of the case. The first thing I noticed about the Enthoo Luxe is how it encompasses both the designs from the Enthoo Primo and the Enthoo Pro to form a very appealing mixture of it’s predecessors. Like the Pro we find four 5.25″ optical drive bays from which one of them is really a stealth cover for your front I/O panel. Like the Primo we also find an LED strip that follows the top and front vessels, however, on the Luxe, this LED strip is multicolored and can be found on both sides of the case.
The Phanteks Enthoo Luxe really showcases how a case can be both elegant and still get a lot of attention from enthusiasts. The front is simply adorned by a metallic figure which covers some of the mesh that feeds the front intake fans. This metallic piece can be removed by unscrewing it from the back of the front panel. To access the back of the front panel you have to remove the bottom dust filter and pull from the access hole. The side panel is plain and simple, however it does have a bit of a gloss finish, really elegant in my opinion.
Like the front, the back also has a filter at the bottom but this time it’s for your power supply. We also find 8 expansion slots, a reservoir mount, and a 140 mm fan which you can replace with a 120 mm fan. We also find screws that hold in place the top part of the body meaning that it can be easily removed for your needs. You may also notice that there is a reasonable amount of color shifting between the back panel and the top panel.
The bottom is covered completely by two large fine mesh dust filters that can be easily accessible as the longer part can be removed from the front, and not the back. We also see mounting holes for two 120 mm fans or one 140 mm fan. The rubber feet will guarantee you don’t scratch your table, as the Enthoo Luxe weights 16 kg without a system installed in it. Pretty heavy, specially for a case of it’s size, but usually with cases I can relate heavy to quality
At the top there is a plastic meshed cover that also acts as a top filter to prevent dust from settling inside the Enthoo Luxe. The cover simply pops out by pressing on one side and the overall quality of this cover is great as it is very sturdy and it can be easily cleaned. The entire top panel itself can also be removed but first you will have to remove the front panel. Both of these panels are made of a very sturdy plastic that is covered by a 1 mm aluminum sheet.