Review: Phanteks Enthoo 719 (aka Luxe 2)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Meet the Phanteks Enthoo 719, a full-tower PC chassis with some RGB in it (not exaggerated), which already had its debut back in August 2019. Although half a year has passed since then, there’s a go...

    Review: Phanteks Enthoo 719 (aka Luxe 2)
     
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  2. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Such a cool case! I only wish that it was available in white.

    And...where is the P500A & Pro II that they announced in Jan?
     
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    Hmm I'm not sure if this is the case, but with my Entoo , there are 2 spots to mount a SSD.
    However a bracket is required to mount the disk to the case, and it only had 1 bracket.

    On these photos's i do not spot any brackets for the backside, which would mean you would have to buy 3 brackets if you would want to use it on the backside. (which should have been included IMO).

    That would be the one negative point for me i guess.
    But their cases are really awesome, everything has been thought of very well, and cable management is handled very well! This design looks really nice as well.
     
  4. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    I like phantek cases but this one seems to have lost the Phantek spark, the psu cover seems half arsed and given the main cables that would exit the front are for the gpu the cutout makes the cable look untidy, it would of looked better with 2 horizontal slots to keep the cable flat, its good that the psu is side mounted to allow space for a bottom rad but the psu cover should have been full length, the metal panel vent style doesnt look right either with the curved front panel.

    I use a Phantek Enthoo pro in white and urban camo and my spare case is a Corsair Air 540 in white and camo that i am using while im doing some hydro-graphics and modding on my Phantek case but i would not swap either for this one.
     

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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    I quite like this case but I honestly can't stand the colour.
     
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    I had the previous one for a time... That wasn't too diferent from this one.
    It's a nice chasis but forget it if you want to make a compact dual system, even in total WC it is not able to escape all the heat produced exept with (noisy) full speed fan.
    If you want to go dual system in a single box from this company you have to take the upper model PH-ES916E (but this time it is around 1000 Euro) wich is intended for this use.
     
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    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    I like phanteks a lot, since my old evolv case,really nice build quality,wanted to get the luxe 2 but settled on the o11d xl. Can't put my finger on it but there's something i don't like about this case,looks wise.
     
  8. suty455

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    have to say there are a few errors in the review, you can mount SSDs on the plastic tabs to the right of the motherboard one on the front and one on the back if required so 11 in total is possible or you can use the included cages and swap some for 3.5s, the second system has to be powered by the phanteks revolt x psu which fits in the normal place but has 2 outlet systems to power 2 systems at the same time I have one its great, the other psu mount is for redundancy and cannot be used with a itx in place, when you use 2 systems the button config changes slightly the reset becomes system 2 power on switch.
    This is a truly awesome case but there can be issues with thicker rads and the top of the motherboard being too close.
    3x 140 or 120 is possible up top 4 x 120 or 3 x140 at the front 4x120 at the side side(no ssd brackets though)and 4 x 120 or 1 x 140 in the base, a vertical GPU mount is possible and a bracket but no lead is provided as is a GPU support bracket, finally there is a fan hub built in as I say awesome case a little more height above the board would be the only change I would ask for
     
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    the SSDs just push into the lugs on the back of the panel and screw in to the holes on the front
     
  10. MegaFalloutFan

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    I have this case, I went as far as buying it on newegg in USA and getting it shipped to another continent.
    Im slowly building a custom water cooled 3960x with Zenith II, x1 480mm GTS, x1 360GTX, x1 240GTS, Heatkiller block, soft tubes and more
     
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    Have this case and the best thing about it is how customizable it is. Up to 2 systems in one. Air or watercooling crazyness. Lots of storage options. RGB if you want to use it or not. It is really the perfect case.
     
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    I've bought it a few weeks ago for my new build.

    It's a huge build with TECs, I need a lot of space.
    2 x 360 rads, 1 x 480, 1 x Monsta 120mm, dual DC-DC converters a pretty big heat exchanger, dual loop; one with an EK XTOP Revo Dual D5 pumps and the other with a single D5.

    I thought I had plenty of space but it turns out there are many quirks.
    The main, but not only, problem is I took the ODD Bay to accomodate and Aquaero 6 XT.
    The manual is lacking any info on the constraints... there are many.

    The 480mm rad on the side should have a clearance of 530mm but it's only on the inside; mine is 518mm and doesn't fit.
    On the inside the ODD bay will limit the front rad to 30mm thickness; I could fit there the 480mm but only with 3 fans below the bay.
    Only a 480mm rad with ports at the bottom will work. The ODD bay is blocking the upper ports.
    On the top will limit the 360mm rad to 25mm; I had selected a 20mm due to the very short clearance over the mainboard but now it's going to have only 2 fans.

    Using anything on the side interior on the top position will block the fill port.
    So only a fan on the outside if you want to use it; I'd have to move the 480mm on the front cause of this if it wasn't already for the ODD bay.

    There's not enough space separating the side and front rads.
    You can't mount the front fans on the outside; even a 20mm rad with 25mm fans will crash with the fans mounted on the side interior.

    I have a 30mm rad with 25mm fans and it will cover partially the 20mm rad mounted on the side interior.

    The manual should have been written much better, all these constraints should be documented.
     
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    nizzen Maha Guru

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    I have the "same" problem with my Luxe 2. I'm using Asus x299 Apex and I have only space for fans in the top, and no radiator. Bought 2x 420 radiators for this Luxe 2, and it is only possible to use one in the front. There is also very little space behind the MB, so I need to use cable extensions to reroute the cables. Or else I can't put on the back door :D

    Looks like I have to go back to my LD-Cooling V8 again. Too bad it's so little space between the top of the MB and the top of the case. There is more space in the top of Lian-li pc 08 der8auer.
     
  14. MegaFalloutFan

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    Hi, why you didn't do research and looked at builds before buying? 420mm is NOT supported at the top, and not supported at middle of the case, ONLY front of the case.

    This is my setup:
    On top you can install 360mm max [I got the big and wide 360GTX], AND you must use standard height RAM up to G.Skill RGB [its the maximum height allowed]
    If you install slim 360mm rad youll have tad more RAM clearance.

    On the inside you can install slim rads if you also install front rads, 480GTS, either inside the case or outside the case between the second + FANS inside the case.
    You can easily install x2 480GTS rads [my original intention based on completed build i saw], one on the middle side of the case, either inside or outside and one on the front.
    If you need to install 3.5 HDDs, they go at the back bottom side of the case one on top of each other, I think if you use top vertical GPU you can stack 4-5 easily, if you dont use vertical GPU, you can stack them up untill you hit the top of the case, maybe 10 3.5HDD's [you get 4 hdd cages with the case and on amazon they sell them in pairs, I got a pair too] and then you have space for 240mm SLIM rad at the bottom [thats with HDD's, without HDD's you can install 360mm slim rad like Corsairs], like Corsair 240 which is rebranded narrow GTS, its exactly as wide as 120mm fan it has no extended body like otehr GTS/GTX rads
     
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    My m.2 dimm slot (x299 apex) is higher than my tridentZ g.skill, so that sux for me.
    Why I did't research before buying? I tend to just buy things, and then test for myself :p

    I have 360 radiator too, but it don't either due to the "stupid" m.2 dimm slot with 2x sx8200pro :D

    I love to see pictures of you're rig!

    Z490 and 10900k incoming when released, so I have to try that setup in Luxe 2 :)
     

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    Hi,
    I know you already got all the rads, but here is a list of proven parts that work, to maximize cooling.
    You can install two 480mm GTS rads, one on the front and one on the side, the 480GTS also can be installed behind the motherboard and the second case door, its slim enough and the fans on the inside of the case, or vise-versa, fans outside and rad inside.
    On the top you limited to 360mm rad and standard size RAM, I have 360GTX and G.skill RGB its standard size.
    On the bottom you need slim rad that is as wide as 120mm FAN [the GTS/GTX are wider], Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 SLIM 240/360mm rads go there perfectlly [these are rebranded HWLabs OEM rads] the are great quality, just have less heat-pipes to accommodate 120mm without widening the body
     
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    F***k me I also have DIMM.2 slot on my Zenith II and I was going to install it, I guess I cant, thanks for the tip Bro, Ill have to shove both of my NVMe under the motherboard cover.
    One of the slots under the motherboard heatsink has rubber "pillow" which works for Single side NVMe, but I have MP510 2TB which is dual sided, when I plugged it in and tried to screw it it arched and cant be used or screwed in, ill have to cut that rubber pillow
     

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