Has anyone used Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2?

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All I hear about this line of case is they are big without the room to work with inside of them. Seems to be far more better choices for cases this size.
 
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Didn't know there was a Luxe 2 can you give a link to what you are talking about?
Phanteks Cases are the best I've found for cable management, custom water loops and very builder friendly.
 

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I own one, still in the box... Waiting to save up for a 3090 + waterblock. But it's massive and supports tons of watercooling. For air cooling it's a bit of a waste.
 
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Not a fan of the 719. It's more of a Primo 2 than a Luxe in size and design asthetics IMHO. However, if I were to build a dual system config it would be top on my list. For those wanting a vertical GPU mount for their triple slot cards it may be a good choice too. Bottom line for those who want a top performing water cooling rig look no further. No worries about, push pull configs with top performing rads or, enough room for multiple radiators and, cable management.
 

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I've got my main rig in one. Absolute beast. If you go for it, keep in mind it doesn't ship with fans. It fit my 420 in the front without a hiccup, and there's plenty of room and grommets everywhere for cable management and anything you want to stick inside. You do practically have to disassemble the outside each time you need to clean the filters, but it's quick and easy without having to move the case. You can also do vertical and horizontal/MB mounted cards at the same time.

Downside (for me) is that I can't use the 5.25" bay insert because my radiator and hoses are in the way, so I have to use a different system to burn media.
 

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I've got my main rig in one. Absolute beast. If you go for it, keep in mind it doesn't ship with fans. It fit my 420 in the front without a hiccup, and there's plenty of room and grommets everywhere for cable management and anything you want to stick inside. You do practically have to disassemble the outside each time you need to clean the filters, but it's quick and easy without having to move the case. You can also do vertical and horizontal/MB mounted cards at the same time.

Downside (for me) is that I can't use the 5.25" bay insert because my radiator and hoses are in the way, so I have to use a different system to burn media.
Yeah, that's why I still have 2 original Luxe one bay for Optical drive, one bay for high low temp sensors, and 2 bays for Monsoon D5 Pump/Res. I miss the drive bay designs. 1/2 the folks around here don't know what they are missing kinda like dedicated servers huh?
 

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Yeah, that's why I still have 2 original Luxe one bay for Optical drive, one bay for high low temp sensors, and 2 bays for Monsoon D5 Pump/Res. I miss the drive bay designs. 1/2 the folks around here don't know what they are missing kinda like dedicated servers huh?
Indeed. Personally, I've come a long way down on my bay usage, especially as physical media has declined in importance (and I have a dedicated server for media :)). I use my BDRE drive pretty rarely to burn a bunch of discs at a time, so losing the slot wasn't the end of the world since I moved the drive; just some annoying back and forth to another room.

PCIe cards, on the other hand, are alive and well. Once I get my new soundcard, I'll be using the regular expansion slots AND both sets of vertical (I installed the ITX plate just for the extra slots).
 
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I cannot speak from experience with this case so cable management at the CPU compartment maybe limited but as a general rule Phanteks allows more room on the backside of the motherboard/right side of case for cable management than most others and velcro cable ties in all the right places. As for the top mount radiator that is what happens when you configure a dual system case, something has to give somewhere but again as a general rule for Phanteks it is not the case. I can do push/pull 60mm thick rad on the top in my Luxe & Primo cases. Is it cramped? Sure but doable. Honestly though If I were to have this case I would not be putting a rad in the top of that case anyway rather I would use it for exhaust only.
 

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I cannot speak from experience with this case so cable management at the CPU compartment maybe limited but as a general rule Phanteks allows more room on the backside of the motherboard/right side of case for cable management than most others and velcro cable ties in all the right places. As for the top mount radiator that is what happens when you configure a dual system case, something has to give somewhere but again as a general rule for Phanteks it is not the case. I can do push/pull 60mm thick rad on the top in my Luxe & Primo cases. Is it cramped? Sure but doable. Honestly though If I were to have this case I would not be putting a rad in the top of that case anyway rather I would use it for exhaust only.
There is plenty of space on the backside, and there's even a covered compartment to hide all the spare cables. It does have a small challenge in that it is a bit tough to get everything and a fat motherboard power cable to all fit right. I'm considering getting an individual sleeve kit to alleviate that problem (and they look cool). There really isn't room on top for fans and a radiator, which is unfortunate, because if they had just shifted the mounts towards the left side door, such a setup would clear most motherboards. But, you can fit two slim 480 radiators and fans (not push/pull) in the front and front right. I think there are several promo shots from a couple years ago that show this off.
 

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Hello there,

I want to buy Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2 case. Are there people who have used it before?

And are there any models you can recommend?

https://reviewgame-tech.com/phanteks-enthoo-luxe-2-case-review-can-the-corsaire-be-a-rival/
Oh I run this case. I hated it at first because it has strict limits on radiator thickness. However, once you FIND the right radiators it is a pretty DAMN good case. However a lot of ppl design around this case ignoring the rad thickness limit and get into trouble. I chose the best 30mm rad made on the market (HWL) which were actually stupid cheap paired with AP15s. There's enough cooling there for a 600w load at 10c delta, then the rest of the fans are for intake. The case is pretty darn good looking and modern.

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