Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:30
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SECC steel (Electro galvanized, Cold-rolled), aluminum and plastic have been the three primary materials used in the manufacture of PC cases since as far back as i can remember (actually in the old days there was just steel and plastic). Tempered glass however is now also used by quite a few popular (and some not so much) names in the industry with impressive results. As a matter of fact 2016 was the "golden year" for tempered glass based PC cases and although many people are still skeptical about the endurance of tempered glass the majority of the market seems to have welcomed them with open arms. Phanteks is far from the oldest manufacturer in the market today but thanks to the quality, performance, features and design of their products they've managed to come very far. Today we'll be taking a look at their latest Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower.
Phanteks was founded from a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks venture into the CPU cooling industry with two goals in mind, “High-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions.” As a relatively young company, Phanteks strives to develop top quality and superior products. The first product, PH-TC14PE, was a great success in the overclocking community. With the success made, the passionate in developing new and better innovative cooling solutions was greater than ever. Phanteks Design Team is situated in the Netherlands and consists of creative researchers, designers and developers whose only desires are to bring the latest cutting edge technology to you. Remaining focused on the PC enthusiast, Phanteks released their first line of computer cases, the Enthoo Series. The Enthoo series offers the watercooling community features not available from most other manufacturers. Phanteks will continuously pursue excellence in developing new products to bring satisfaction to PC enthusiasts and computer users everywhere. Our goal is to be the best in the industry in all that we do and our motto is “no job is impossible”.
Phanteks makes two versions of the Enthoo Luxe currently the regular one that has a sand-blasted aluminum side panel with two plexi windows and the tempered glass side panel edition which we have here with us. The Enthoo Luxe towers may not be among the largest ones in the market today but they still have enough room inside for E-ATX mainboards (ATX/micro ATX/mini ITX/SSI EEB are also supported), up to 10 drives (6x2.5/3.5" - 4x2.5"), 3 optical drives (5.25"), 7 fans (7x120mm and/or 5x140mm) and/or three radiators (2x240mm and 1x360/420mm), 347mm long graphics cards, 193mm tall CPU coolers and 318mm long power supply units. Phanteks also equips the Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition with 4 side RGB LED strips (compatible with mainboard RGB headers), 6-way fan hub and a total of four 140mm fans (front/rear/top) which means you don't have anything to worry about regarding its airflow levels.