Phanteks Enthoo 719 (aka Luxe 2) review
719 ways to use this chassis?
We’re taking a look at 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 good reason for this delayed review. We’re going to use this chassis for some interesting stuff later, but not without presenting the product to Guru3D readers first (at least those of you who didn’t have a chance to read about it elsewhere).
It’s already been six years since the first version of the Enthoo Luxe made its debut on the market. After certain events, Phanteks had decided to change the name from Luxe 2 to “Enthoo 719” to spend less time on a problematic matter and concentrate on creating innovative products for users instead. Compared with the original Luxe, there are quite many changes in this new case. Most of them correspond to evolving market trends. For example, you won’t find any 5.25” drive bays here (at least ones that are accessible from the outside), the only USB ports are four 3.0 ones (instead of just two), and there’s also a USB 3.1 Type-C connection here. This time there are no pre-installed fans. On the one hand, this is a good move considering the needs of the typical user of this chassis – I’m talking about the custom liquid cooling guys who would most probably swap any included fans for their favorite ones anyway. On the other hand, this hasn’t necessarily brought the price down. And you still need to buy fans if you want to use the chassis even for a simple, air-cooled system. But not all changes have been for the worse. Now, you get some subtle aRGB strips along with the chassis (these can be synchronized with your motherboard manufacturer’s software, like Asus Aura, etc). You can also mount up to two 480 mm radiators inside. Dual-system and dual-PSU support are here as well.
The dimensions are what you might expect from a full-tower chassis, which means that the case is simply huge. It supports ATX, EATX, uATX, mini ITX, and SSI EEB motherboards. The weight is 14.3 kg, as the case has one big and one small tempered glass panel (the latter on the right-hand side). According to the specs, you can fit up to eleven 2.5”/twelve 3.5” drives inside (four trays for 3.5” drives are included). As I mentioned before, you will find the following ports on the front:
- USB 3.0 x 4,
- USB 3.1 Type-C gen 2
- HD audio ports
- Reset and power buttons
- D-RGB mode and D-RGB colour buttons
The expansion slot has an 8 + 3 design. The Phanteks Enthoo 719 provides many cooling options, with support for radiators up to 480 mm at the front and on the side, 360 mm at the top and at the bottom, and 140 mm at the back. It’s possible to mount up to 3 x 140 mm/ 4 x 120 mm fans at the front, 3x 120 mm or 140 mm fans at the top, 4 x 120 mm at the side, 3 x 120 mm at the bottom, as well as 1x 120/140 mm fan at the back. No fans are included in the bundle, so you need to take care of that yourself. There are also 3 fan filters. As for the other features you also get:
- a GPU Anti-Sag Bracket
- Dual-System and Dual-PSU cover design
If you want to use an air cooler on your CPU, the max height is 195 mm (all products on the market will fit). GPUs up to 503 mm in length are supported, whereas the PSU size limit is not defined (but based on practice you can go up to 200 mm). The case is available in two colour variants:
- Grey (the one reviewed here)
The price is €189.90 / £169.99. Now, let’s check out the specs and features of this chassis, shall we?