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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Full-Tower Case Review

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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case Interior Features

On paper, the specifications of the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe are more than compelling for a case, even at this price point. This is not surprise as just the size of the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe hints at what it can hold inside. The body of the Enthoo Luxe is the same as the Pro; I do not really mind this at all, as the Pro is a case that is featured pack, but this may lead to competition within Phanteks lines of products.

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When removing the front panel be careful with the LED cables as you will have to unplug the power cable that runs along the panel. Behind there is support for two 120 mm fans, two 140 mm fans, and one 200 mm fan which is already included. The only elongated holes are for the two 120 mm fans, so radiator support is limited to 240 mm unless you are willing to drill.

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Although the Enthoo Luxe only has 8 expansion slots,  it supports motherboards with form factors from mini-ITX up to SSI-CEB (although you would cover all the rubber grommets and will not be able to use the bottom PCI slot). For E-ATX and larger motherboards you will have to install motherboard standoffs (which are included), as well as for slim-ATX form factors. For regular ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX all standoffs are already installed. The interior is all black with the exception of the fans and the Phanteks logo found on the bottom right.

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Cable management is horrible in this case. There is silicon rubber grommets everywhere, velcro straps to organize your cables, and more tie down points than with any other case I have reviewed below the $200 mark. There is also enough space in the back to fit cables from two power supplies, but sadly, the Enthoo Luxe only supports one. The CPU cutout hole is big and there is enough spacing between the motherboard and the motherboard tray to route a lot of cables. If you are a first time builder you will clearly have a good time building within the Enthoo Luxe.

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Just like Batman, Phanteks likes to keep it stealthy. Starting with the front I/O that is hidden as a 5.25″ bay, this concept is kept inside with the power supply and the storage drives that are both hidden. The power supply cover can be easily removed from the back with three thumb screws and has a cable grommet on the front to route PCI cables. On top you have a blank canvas to velcro some SSDs or to simply get creative.


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1 comment

  1. Sir D

    Uhm…

    “Cons:
    – Shares the same chassis as the Enthoo Pro
    – Power Supply cover does not have rubber grommets for tubing”

    1: I´d like to see any other cases out there, at that price range that even have a PSU cover… (other than the NZXT H440 which doesn´t have nearly as many radiator mounting options)
    2: The interior build of the Pro proved itself to be extremely efficient and catered for a lot of enthusiast water coolers needs…. so why NOT use the same layout???

    Corsair has the same interior layout in the 750D, 760T and the 730T… haven´t heard any complaints there…

    NO “Cons” mentioned were of any value if one takes the price and the total build quality into consideration. There are other cases out thee that cost way more that are not even close to the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe. ;)

    Peace

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