Building a System With Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
The trend usually goes that the bigger the case, the easier it is to build a system within it. Unfortunately I do not have a complex water cooling set up to cram into the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, butI am pretty confident that building such system should be a breeze within the Enthoo Luxe. I should note that building the following system took me less than 20 minutes, including cable management.
Hard drive installation is completely tool-less. Just simply take one of the trays out, insert the hard drive and close the tray. This unique wing like design is probably my favorite among the many I have seen. Plain simply because there is no having to flex the plastic or pieces that magically fall off when you are trying to install a hard drive. There is also support for 2.5″ storage devices.
With support for graphics cards of 340 mm of length I decided to install my old HD 5770 with the supporting bracket that makes it longer than it needs to be. The only problem was routing a PCI cable through the power supply cover rubber grommet, it didn’t look as aesthetically pleasing, but with individually sleeved cables, your mileage may vary.
Something curious is that the rear CPU back plate access hole is so big that our slim-ATX motherboard didn’t cover it entirely. Cable management was a breeze, even as a quick job we still managed to get every cable looking neat. Honestly, there is nothing bad I can say about building within the Enthoo Luxe. Maybe I should mention that later as a con, building in this case is too easy!
Our finished system was quite simply remarkable. I did run into a little bit of trouble trying to install the included LEDs as they were too heavy and would fall off, however using some extra tape I managed to keep them from falling. I really enjoy looking at the case and not seeing any unsettling power supply cables or hard drives, as they are hidden. Right on top of the Phanteks Logo shown in the smaller window there is some blank space that you could probably use to mount an SSD and still manage to show it off.