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MATTHEW M.

MATTHEW M.

Joined on 10/27/10

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Tank.

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Built like a tank. Customization is easy, the case is not assembled like a puzzle. Picked it up and carried it around fully loaded and it feels extremely solid.

Cons: If you're installing an SSI EEB motherboard be careful with moving the mount posts. The directions for this procedure, which happens to be the only thing the manual is unclear about, are incorrect or require interpretation. I followed the color-coded instructions to move the mount posts for SSI EEB...after some failed attempts I eventually had to trace my motherboard mount holes onto cardboard and lay it in the case. If you only want to use the LED accent lighting only part of the time, you'll have to manually shut it off after every boot. Not a big deal. I noticed other people complaining about the top grille piece bending. It is plastic and relatively cheap, and the latch applies pressure in two places that could cause it to bend.

Fantastic processors

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor

Pros: Purchased 2 for an Asus X99 dual socket workstation board. These processors run Premiere, After Effects, and pro applications with ease (I can hop between AE, PS, AI, and PR with no lag or hang whatsoever). With Corsair H90 water coolers they run ridiculously cool, 80-90 degrees at idle and 110-115 degrees under full load. Also contribute to an energy-efficient pc, as my computer draws under 200 watts at idle including monitor and peripherals.

Cons: They're so pretty you'll hate covering them up with a heat sink.

Overall Review: Why have one when you can have two at twice the price?