Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Review

Up Close: Interior Rear

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Review

Up Close:  Interior Rear

How many wires?  And that's before we've started the build mind!  Fortunately there's oodles of room back here for cable manangement, so having all these fan cables and PCI power cables around isn't an issue.  There's also plenty of pre installed hook-N-Loop fastenings, eight in total to kake taming those cables easier, along with more cable tie points than you can shake a stick at. 

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So how much room is there?  Well how does 27mm grab you.  If you can't do a decent cabling job with these facilities and this amount of real estate on offer, you probably shouldn't be allowed near sharp things unsupervised.

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What we have here is a lovely little fan distribution hum, with a PWM header that can be taken to the motherboard or a fan controller. 

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How many 3.5" drives?  Seriously, in this day and age do we really need that many?  At least they are removable, although doing so doesn't make it that easy to get the alleged 240mm rad in there.

 
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With the drive racks out the way, we can see into the area that is able to house up to a 240mm rad.

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20-02-2017, 15:01:02

Surpuppa
This case was great a few years ago when it first came out, but it is starting to show its age now.Quote

20-02-2017, 16:50:12

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Surpuppa View Post
This case was great a few years ago when it first came out, but it is starting to show its age now.
I do agree that it has aged, but I also think there is more to it than that. It's an old case and has old features; therefore it is outdated. That is the mindset we have. It is more about how we perceive the case than any provable realities. The proof is this is still a great case, irrelevant of whether it has three 5.25" bays. A lot of people initially did some fantastic builds in it, but sadly it has been sidelined for newer models, ones that will likely be considered 'outdated' in five years time. That Corsair 460X that TTL just built into that's all the rave right now, I reckon it will be rarely spoken about in a few years time. The only cases that might stand the test of time are the ones that are a blank canvas, such as the Fractal Define S. It's basically just an empty box. In-Win's designs are a novelty at the moment; I don't think they'll be nearly as popular five years from now. Case Labs have remained popular for so many years because they are just plain boxes of various dimensions.Quote

20-02-2017, 17:04:06

tolagarf
Well it turned out to be the perfect case for me. It had really all I needed which is 5.25" drive bays for my bay reservoir, plastic drive cages that don't rattle and cause vibrations into the rest of the case as my Fractal Define R5 completely failed in that regard. On top of that it has room for a 420mm radiator in the top compartment, which is a rare feature in cases and the tempered glass edition is very beautiful done and an added bonus for me.

Not all cases have to be ITX these days and smaller than a Coke can Quote

21-02-2017, 09:15:56

Peace
Funny that you mentioned the typo when this review actually was (by far) the article with the most typos I've ever come across

I still like an optical drive bay for when you really have to burn a CD, because your car has no USB or Bluetooth, or when you have no internet and need to install your drivers after a fresh install and the list goes on.

For the 3.5" cages, I'm with you. I still have 3 seperate drives in my PC mainly because I'm not buying new ones, but if I'd do so, I'd get a 1 or 2TB, so no need for that much space.

Other than that, I like the case, one day I wanna build a PC with such a big case


Nice review, but you should proof read them as well :P SCNRQuote

23-02-2017, 06:19:54

Deadtroopers
As soon as the typo was mentioned and almost immediately followed by a typo I knew we would probably be getting deliberate typos on every page. I don't think I have seen anyone use the word anterior on the internet before, I can't recall reading it on the printed page more than a couple of times in half a century either. Cleverly written I thought.

CoolerMaster are Maker mad at t' moment but Phanteks have had this 'take it all apart, rearrange, or ditch' thing going on almost from their first case out of the gate. So you think all these drive bays/mounts are Old Hat? You don't have to keep them or you can re-purpose them, the choice is yours!

I'm not actually all that keen on this particular case but this review puts it up a few notches in my estimation, bringing out features that other reviewers failed to make me aware of. Good one!Quote
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