Once taking out of the all the protective shipping items we can get a much better look at the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case. The sample that Modders-Inc chose was the white version but the case is also available in black. The color is a nice bright white color. There are two windows on the left side of the case which allow you to see your hardware with the larger window while the smaller one will allow you to look at your water cooling pump and reservoir. These windows are slightly smoked and some many not like that.
The right side of the case shows us a flat panel with no decorations. Two thumbs screws hold each side panel securely in to place. When removing either side panel you will need to remove the thumbs screws and you can either pull the panel back or swig it open.
At the front edge of each panel is a notch that locks and holds the panel in place. With the side panels set up this way you can put the door into place, cram everything behind it and close it like a door. This my friends is where I stated to like the Enthoo Luxe case. I cannot tell you how many time I have fought putting a side panel on with those stupid little tabs that have to lock in. Plus add in when the cables extended out a “little farther than you would like” and trying to slide the panel flat and into the notches… I am getting tense just thinking about it.
Focusing on the drive bay area at the front of the case it looks like we have enough space for four ODD’s (Optical Disk Drive), but there only space for three. The top bay is actually where the front I/O ports are located.
Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 are located under the flip up door. The MIC and audio plugs are just to the left of the power reset button and LED switch. At the very top of the front of the case is a single switch that is the power button/hard drive activity LED.
The other half of the front panel has a air intake with black metal mesh behind it.
Along the entire top of the case is a top metal mesh cover that has a dust filter located behind it. A single push down at the back of the cover un-latches the cover.
The rear of the Enthoo Luxe looks fairly standard, but I would like to point out the mounting pints of the rear fans.
Instead of singles holes to mount the fans elongated slots are used. This allows you to position the fan exactly where you want it. Is the or radiator to high or too low and is conflicting with something then you have some adjustment room to to take care of that issue.
The bottom of the case shows us that there is plenty of air flow and two filters are placed here to keep the dust away.
Just below the location of the power supply the small black filter is located here to keep the dust out of your power supply. What I like here is that the handle for the filter is tuck in under the case and cannot he hit by accident. Reaching under the Luxe all you have to do is tug on the handle and the entire filter pulls out with ease.
At the other end of the case (the front) a larger plastic white filter is use to keep dust out of the rest of the case.
A really nice touch is that the handle for the lager filter is hidden. It fits nicely into the design of the case and it actually looks nothing like a handle for the filter.