When we first reviewed the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe two years ago we thought it was a superb case. What else could they do to make it better? Add a tempered glass side panel of course! It seems many case manufactures are adding tempered glass side panels to their cases. The tempered glass is so much better than a typical acrylic side panel and looks better too!
Besides just adding the tempered glass side panel Phanteks also has added two 2.5-inch hard drive mounts towards the front of the case. These are of course made to display your drives since you have that nice glass side panel. The fan configuration has also been changed. Talking about that you have four 140 mm fans included with this case with room for a 240 mm radiator in the front and 420 mm radiator in the top. So if you are looking to do any watercooling this case is ready for it!
When it came to installation everything went smoothly, without any real issues at all. Phanteks has really made this case super functional, even for beginner builders. Advanced installations should be easy as well, dropping in a radiator or installation an aftermarket CPU cooler can be done with ease. Phanteks does a great job with cable management too, all of the Velcro straps on the backside of the case are really convenient.
The only thing I really do not like about this case is the cable routing for the front 2.5-inch hard drive mounts. I feel it could have been done better where there is less cable mess. But then again I am being pretty picky.
Phanteks will be selling this case for $169.99, which is actually the same price the older version of the case is selling for on Amazon. With the addition of the tempered glass side panel, new 2.5-inch drive mounts, and a different fan configuration Phanteks keeps the Enthoo Luxe going and makes it even better.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition a 9 out of 10 score.
– Tempered glass side panel
– Great cable routing with Velro cable ties
– 4 included 140 mm fans
– Lots of room for watercooling
– RGB LED lighting
– Front 2.5-inch drive mount cable routing could be better