CHASSIS STRUCTURE & BUILD
The basic structure of the Luxe is a steel frame with one steel and one tempered glass panel with the remainder of the aesthitcs coming in plastic.
The front panel of the Luxe houses the Input/Output panel, 5.25″ drive bays and an indented fan air flow area for two 140 mm fans or three 12o mm fans with the front plate removed. The I/O panel houses two 3.0 USB slots and two 2.0 USB slots. Next to the four USB slots are, in order from left to right, headphone jack, mic jack, power reset and the RGB controller button.
One of the drawbacks on this heavy hitting case is the lack of effort towards the 5.25″ bay locks. When installing a drive designed for these slots it felt insecure and came out of its clamps very easily. One thing that could be added for a more permanent setup is locking screws to keep the 5.25″ steady.
Both side panels of the case have hand screws that feel tight and loosen off without difficulty. One side is tempered glass while the other is plain black metal. The glass side opens up from 2 hinges on the bottom and top of the case and goes straight into the component panel. On the other side when you take the metal cover off you will find the cable management area as well as six quick release 3.5″/2.5″ slots. On this side there are two extra 2.5″ slots that can be used instead of or in conjunction with the front 2.5″ quick mounts.On the bottom are two dust covers that can be removed and cleaned quite easily by just sliding off. This makes weekly cleaning that much easier.Located on the rear are a single fan exhaust port and eight motherboard expansion slots. You can also see a full size PSU slot.The only features on top of the chassis are the power button and the pop out dust cover/access panel. Oval in shape the power button sits near the front illuminated by the systems LED’s. The top of this case is taken up by two 140mm fan slots(or three 120 mm fan) that can be interchanged to the consumers needs.