Similar but not the same, this is the case of Paradox Gaming Luxy, which comes from the brand Paradox Gaming. Paradox Gaming itself is a brand that produces PC gaming, casings, and other gaming products.
The Luxy case comes in two colors, black and white, and we have chosen the white color. Upon initial observation, this case has a sleek finish with curved edges in every corner.
On its surface, it has a texture resembling that of an orange peel, making it easy to grip. This case bears a striking resemblance to the Case Enlight En-200 in terms of its design and overall appearance.
1. Box, Weight, The completeness
The cardboard box has dimensions of 370 x 185 x 335mm and a gross weight of 3.8kg. The net weight of the box is 3.2kg.
The accessories included with the case purchase are 5 cable ties, 4 case feet stand, a power cable, and a packet of screws.
2. Case view
The dimensions of the casing are 290 x 148 x 333mm, and it is made of sturdy iron material.
The front panel of the casing consists of :
- Power Button
- Indicator light
- Audio Jack
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0
- USB Type C
This case does not provide a reset button.
3. Inside Look
To open the case, you need to remove two screws located at the back panel. Once the screws are removed, there should be a latch or lever mechanism that assists in lifting the cover.
The cover of this case has two hooks on its sides that attach to the casing. Therefore, when you want to close it, you need to slide the cover slightly forward before it can be securely closed. This sliding motion ensures proper alignment and attachment of the cover with the casing.
On the other side of the cover, there are no screws located at the back of the casing. The screws are instead found on the inner sides of the casing.
This case features only one large compartment and a single fan at the rear. It is designed to accommodate either a Mini ITX or Micro ATX motherboard. The case is compatible with SFX power supplies. Additionally, it includes one PSU (Power Supply Unit) and one fan as part of the package when purchased.
The inside of the case contains:
- PSU 200W
- USB 2.0 cable
- USB 3.0 cable
- Front Panel cable
- Fan 80mm
Cable on default PSU:
- 24 pin motherboard power cable
- 2 SATA 3.0 power cables
- 1 molex power cable
- Additional motherboard power cables
- No PCIE cable
There are several places to place your storage devices. Firstly, at the bottom, you can place 1 SSD and 1 HDD. At the front, there is a bracket for installing 1 SSD and 1 HDD.
For the CPU, the maximum height for the CPU fan is 12 cm. As for the VGA, the maximum length is 27 cm, and the maximum height is also 12 cm. Unfortunately, this case only provides one fan placement, which is at the rear. At the bottom, the case has 4 PCIE slots.
4. Assembling Experience
During the assembly process, there are no major obstacles, but there are a few parts that need careful attention. Firstly, when it comes to the graphics card (VGA), it’s crucial to consider its height since the maximum clearance is 12 cm. This is particularly important because the PCIe slot height is relatively short. Ensuring that the graphics card fits within the height limitations and aligns with the PCIe slot properly is essential to avoid any compatibility issues.
Indeed, the placement of SSD and HDD in the bottom section of the casing needs careful consideration. If the SSD and HDD face each other, it can become challenging to install the SATA power cables since the space may be limited. It is recommended to modify the position of the SSD, either facing downwards or upwards, with the caveat that the SSD should not be screwed in place. Instead, you can use adhesive or insulation tape to secure the SSD in position, allowing for more flexible cable management and easier installation of the SATA power cables. This way, you can avoid any interference and potential difficulties during the assembly process.
The third aspect to consider is the included power supply, which does not provide additional power pins for VGA cards. If you plan to use a graphics card that requires extra power pins, it is necessary to replace the power supply with one that meets the requirements of your VGA. Furthermore, it is crucial to note that this case only comes with one fan located at the rear. As a result, it is essential to pay close attention to the heat dissipation and airflow circulation, especially from the graphics card.
The installation process for other cables is relatively easy and without any issues. All cables will gather at the top of the case, next to the PSU.
For the price of Rp380,000, you will receive a minimalist and aesthetically pleasing case. This case comes in two color options: black and white. The package includes a 200W SFX Power Supply. However, it is important to note that this power supply does not provide a VGA power pin cable, meaning you cannot use a VGA card that requires a VGA power pin. Despite this limitation, the case offers an attractive design at an affordable price point.
Indeed, this case only provides one fan slot at the rear, which may not be optimal if you are using a graphics card. The single fan may not provide sufficient airflow to effectively dissipate the heat generated by the VGA card.
This case is indeed well-suited for office use due to its compact and minimalist design. Its small form factor allows for easy placement either on top of a desk or underneath it, depending on your preference and available space.
Hopefully, this article can broaden the knowledge of friends regarding the Paradox Gaming Luxy case.
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