Phanteks Enthoo 719 | PC Case Review
Originally known as the Enthoo Luxe 2, the Phanteks Enthoo 719 supports dual system setups. Phanteks changed the name of the case due to receiving a letter from Thermaltake, expressing that they thought this was too close to the “Luxa 2” branding.
Phanteks are serious players in the case manufacturing game, and they already have some fantastic models under their production belt. Phanteks have cases to suit all budgets, but the Enthoo 719 sits nearer to the top of that pile. This case is huge, and the first thing you notice is the massive tempered glass hinged door, which looks superb.
The build quality is clearly something Phanteks should be proud of, with there being very few negatives to touch upon. This is a bit of a niche case as I can’t see your average gamer buying this, but for those looking at getting large form factor cases, the Enthoo 719 is one of the best out there.
Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the Phanteks Enthoo 719 full tower.
|Case Type||Full Tower|
|Dimensions (mm)||240 x 570 x 595 (W x D x H)|
|Materials||Steel Chassis, Aluminium panels, Tempered glass side panel|
|Available Colours||Black, Grey|
|Front I/O panel||1 x USB 3.1 Type-C gen2, 4 x USB 3.0, Microphone, Headphone, Reset Button, Power Button, D-RGB Mode, D_RGB Colour|
|Drive Bays||Up to 12 3.5" drives (4 included) and up to 11 2.5"|
|Motherboard support||SSE-EEB, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|Cooling (Front/Rear/Top)||4x 120mm/3x 140mm front, 3x 120mm/140mm roof, 1x 120mm/140mm rear, 3x 120mm/1x 140mm floor, 4x 120mm side|
|CPU cooling clearance||System 1: 195mm, System 2: 120mm (with no GPU)|
|Maximum GPU length||503mm|
Packaging & Contents
Phanteks were kind enough to send us out the Enthoo 719 a few months back, and it has easily been one of the most liked cases we have had in the entire office. The case arrived in one piece, unscathed from shipping, which is always a great start.
Inside we found the case, plus the accessory pack that comes with it. Despite being considered a budget full-tower, The Revolt X 1000W PSU, and the included accessories were plentiful and really show how much Phanteks cares.
- 3 x 2.5” SSD Brackets
- 4 x 3.5” Stackable HDD Bracket
- 1 x Universal Fan Hub
- 1 x Dual PSU Cover
- 1 x Dual System Cover
- 1 x Vertical GPU Mount
- 1 x GPU Anti-Sag Bracket
- 1 x Phanteks Case Badge
- 1 x Phanteks Toolbox
- 1 x Phanteks Enthoo 719 User Manual
Surprisingly unlike the older Enthoo, the 719 doesn’t ship with any fans, so we added four of their PH-F140MP high static pressure fans and four of the elegant looking RGB Halo frames.
With the packaging removed, we see the rather tall Phanteks Enthoo 719. We went for the gray model rather than the black, and as mentioned, this is regarded as a budget option for towers of this size. That being said, the 719 PC case doesn’t look budget one bit, with a simple yet elegant design, front to back. The case is comprised of a steel chassis, aluminum panels, and a thick tinted tempered glass window.
The Enthoo 719 full tower is covered in little touches that elevate this case way above its price tag, and that’s before we even touch upon the incredible functionality too. Phanteks has managed to integrate RGB lighting in a sophisticated way other companies can only dream of, with it adding a nice bit of flare inside and outside the case.
Starting with the front, we see the large plastic panel shielding the magnetic dust cover beneath. The design is somewhat understated, and you can see Phanteks' effort to hide the front I/O ports, which are disguised by a little hinged door.
The front I/O ports consist of:
- 1 x USB 3.1
- 4 x USB 3.0
- 1 x Type-C gen2
- 1 x Microphone & Headphone Jack
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x Reset Button (can be repurposed to power on system two of a dual system)
- 1 x D-RGB Mode Button
- 1 x D-RGB Color Button
With the Enthoo 719, there is some serious fan support options available for custom PC builders. At the front, we have enough room for 3 x 140mm fans and 4 x 120mm fans, which equates to a max radiator support size of 480mm. As mentioned, there is a high-quality magnetic dust filter at the front and a pre-cut drain port for respective watercoolers to make use of.
At the back of the Enthoo 719, we see your standard cutouts for your motherboard ports, expansion slots, and power supply, but there is also something a bit extra here too. You get three vertical expansion slots for systems one and two. The main talking point at the back is the space down the bottom for your secondary system.
The case comes with stamped sheet metal that can be swapped out with ease, depending on what you’re installing in this part of the case. If you plan on using this for a dual system, there is a cutout that provides you with a space for your I/O shield and, as mentioned, 3 x vertical GPU slots. That’s right. With the Enthoo 719, you can vertically mount two GPUs! There is another option for vertically mounting a secondary PSU in the front so you can attach the related stamped steel for securing that too. The Phanteks Revolt X PSU that was kindly included is made by Seasonic and is probably one of the nicest looking PSUs you are going to see. Importantly this 1000W PSU is designed to power a dual system, so there is no need to install a second GPU, giving you more room for water-cooling and your mini-ITX motherboard.
Lastly, it is worth noting that the windowed side operates with hinges leaving only the back panel needing thumb screws, which are very easy to use (they don’t shred your thumb).
To The Side
At the system side, you get a heavy-duty tempered glass panel. The glass is tinted black and sports quite the thickness, with a very robust feel and reflective sheen. The panel operates on hinges, as previously mentioned, and to completely remove the panel, you simply lift it off the hinges. This case is equipped with some fantastic little touches, and the first one to note is the foam layer that sits between the tempered glass door and the case frame. The foam acts as a barrier to soften the closing of the door, and it also creates a seal, adding to the airflow and acoustic performance.
The back panel screws off with ease and reveals some serious room for cable management and drive mounting. As you vertically mount the PSU, we see a vent with a small dust filter to accommodate for dust-free cooling. Just above where the PSU is installed is one of the several spaces to mount your 2.5” SSDs. There is space for three SSDs in this spot, and Phanteks have added a secondary tempered glass panel showing the drives, which is a nice touch. To the left of the SSD window, we see another vent only this time a large one. This ventilation is to accommodate for the fans that can be mounted into the back panel of the case and also features a dust filter.
At the top of the Enthoo 719, we see even more room for fan and radiator support. Depending on what configuration you have set up, you can mount 3 x 140mm fans, 3 x 120mm fans, or a rad up to 360mm. Just like the other areas that will no doubt attract dust, we see yet another dust filter.
The first thing to note from the Enthoo 719 is its impressive motherboard support. The chassis accommodates for SSI-EEB boards all the way down to mini-ITX. Furthermore, this case also supports a dual system set up, meaning you can have your main motherboard at the top and a secondary system mounted to the PSU shroud.
I tested several motherboards in the case, impressively E-ATX didn’t cover up the cable grommets, and you still had plenty of room to run a server board too. At the top, there was around 30-32mm clearance, giving you ample room for cooling. Of course, the case is covered all over with cooling options, and the floor of the inside is no different. At the bottom, there is enough room for 3 x 120mm fans and a single 140mm fan or a radiator up to 360mm. The bottom also features a mounting bracket and a dust filter for different setup configurations.
To the right of the cable management grommets, we see four pullout plastic mounting brackets. Using the brackets, you can mount a 2.5” SSD on either side, giving you a possible eight mounting options on these alone. Furthermore, you can attach the HDD cages to these brackets and stack them up. If you plan on using the SSD mounting options that the back of the case, you can remove these black mounting blocks and install 4 x 120mm fans instead.
Beneath the motherboard area, is where the second system can be mounted. There are four holes for your stand-off screws and another grommet to supply the power without ruining the cable management. We also see the PSU shroud being outlined at the top with the cases integrated RGB lighting that features on the front too.
It is worth noting that if you don’t use up that space at the bottom for a secondary system, then you can always use it for extra storage. The HDD cages will clip onto the rack that comes preinstalled and will stack up neatly in the corner with the wires slotting nicely into that lower grommet.
The Back Panel
At the back, as already mentioned, we see the three included SSD mounts situated nicely to appear through the window. At first, the window made no sense to me; I mean, why would you really care about seeing an SSD? That being said, I soon came around to this idea, and I quite like it, plus if you planned on grabbing an SSD with RGB lighting, you’ve got a nice feature there.
As mentioned, you can clip on four SSDs to the black pullout mounts we see near the front of the case. Wiring at the back was a bit of a challenge due to the excessive amount of fans and RGB you can get inside this case, but luckily, a universal fan hub is included. The fan hub simplified the cable management side of things and gives you the needed extra headers to pump some serious air through this case.
I have always found Phanteks cases take cable management into consideration, and with the Enthoo 719, it was no different. Routing the cables was pretty easy considering how many there were in this test build, and to hide the PSU nest from the back, we see a small sheet metal cover that flips up and is secured with thumbscrews. Now the back panel is perfectly straight with no indentation to accommodate for cable management. That being said, it wasn’t needed; there was roughly 20mm of space for cable management, which was plenty for your front panel and PSU cables.
Despite being a budget full-tower, it is a Phanteks, and the Enthoo 719 comes with a plethora of premium features. The case features are tailored primarily for custom water-cool builds, but I can assure you it’s a great case even if you plan on a regular build (albeit massive).
- Dual System Support - This full-tower is one of the tallest and for a good reason. The extra space is designed so you can install two systems inside one case. This sort of setup is ideal for streamers who look to have a separate system handling the recording.
- Dual PSU Support - The case comes with a PSU bracket that can be installed in place off the dual system bracket. This bracket will enable you to install a secondary PSU in the front section of the case.
- Universal Fan Hub - This fan hub comes pre-installed and can read any PWM signal from the motherboard. The included fan hub is a massive requirement, especially if you are planning on kitting this out with the fan/cooler support it can handle.
- PSU Shroud - The PSU shroud doubles up as the spot to mount your secondary system. While the shroud does a great job of tidying up the case, it also brings a little bit of the integrated RGB inside the case.
The features of this case speak volumes of Phanteks quality design and manufacturing. As mentioned, this is technically a budget full tower case, yet it looks, feels, and even builds like something much more premium.
The case came with a variety of accessories, but a small thing I love from Phanteks is the small screw case they send out. The screw case has all your screws nicely separated and genuinely makes a big difference when compared to those budget cases with everything loose in one bag.
The full tower Phanteks Enthoo 719 is a stunning case and perfect for any enthusiast. Naturally, for a budget case, we see a few corners being cut with some of the steel feeling a little flexible and of course, no fans. That being said, the quality is superb, and this PC case offers excellent value for money.
The Enthoo 719 is simplistic on the surface, but as soon as you peek inside, you see a different story. The dual system support is obviously a niche for this item, but even if you weren’t going to take advantage of that, the chassis is one of the best for airflow and would make any decent system look incredible.
The included fan hub from Phanteks is excellent, and it really helped me tidy up the RGB cables at the back without any issues at all. There are small touches here and there, but the fill and drain ports that are pre-cut into this chassis are a big plus for watercoolers too.
This is a well-designed PC case, and they have executed that design exquisitely. While this is aimed at the enthusiast, the easy to manage cable options and plenty of room to manage those cables make it something your average computer user could build in with ease — an elite full tower at a bargain price, an excellent option for your next water-cooled system.