Hardware Installation & Test Configuration
In lieu of traditional cable pass-through holes, the P110 Luce features a large rectangular cut-out on the right-hand side of the motherboard tray measuring 291 x 70mm (H x W) for cable management. A large silver "cable management bar" covers most of the wires that pass through the motherboard tray.
Additionally, there are two smaller holes in the PSU cover that allow power cable routing. The cable pass-through hole at the upper left hand edge of the motherboard tray is specifically designed for routing fan cables and the ATX12V/EPS12V power cable.
There is also a large hole in the motherboard tray behind the CPU socket area to facilitate heatsink changes without removing the motherboard. Behind the motherboard tray there are plenty of tie down points and close to 20mm of space for cable management.
The P110 Luce has mounting locations for up to eight internal hard drives. There are two mounting locations under the PSU tunnel that can accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Behind the motherboard tray you will find two dedicated mounting locations for a 2.5” SSD. On the top of the PSU tunnel in the main compartment there are two removable drive trays that can be outfitted with up to four 3.5" hard drives or two 3.5" hard drives and two SSDs. All drive caddies are made of metal and come with rubber grommets for vibration dampening. Depending on the size of the motherboard, graphics card size and configuration, it might not be possible to use the drive caddies that mount to the top of the PSU tunnel.
The 120mm exhaust fan coupled with a single 120mm intake fan provides adequate airflow, but just barely. Ideally we would have liked to have seen a larger 140mm intake fan (or an additional 120mm) to improve airflow, but this is something that enterprising enthusiasts can easily accomplish on their own.
This chassis can be equipped with power supplies up to 200mm with the removable hard drive rack in place. Removing the hard drive racks allowed us to easily install power supplies up 225mm in length.
The P110 Luce can be equipped with coolers up to 165mm tall and can accommodate graphics cards up to 390mm in length. For longer, heavier graphics cards, there is an adjustable VGA holder built into the cable management bar.
Radiators and all-in-one coolers can be mounted in the top, front, and rear of this chassis. The mounting locations in the front of the chassis supports 120, 140, 240, 280, and 360mm radiators. It should be taken into account that even though most all-in-one coolers can be physically mounted in the front of this chassis, due to the fixed length of the tubing, some coolers might not be able to reach the CPU socket. But these locations are ideal for mounting radiators for water-cooled graphics cards.
Radiators can be mounted inside the main compartment of the chassis or outside the frame, behind the front fascia. Radiator and all-in-one cooler fans can be mounted in a push-pull configuration by mounting the radiator inside the chassis with the push fans mounted in the area behind the front panel. The mounting locations in the top of the chassis support 120mm and 240mm radiators. As is the case with most chassis that have mounting locations in the top panel, some coolers may be limited to a single fan configuration, depending on the size of your motherboard. Finally, a 120mm all-in-one cooler or radiator can be mounted in the exhaust fan location in single and dual fan configurations.
As previously mentioned, the two 120mm fans included from the factory (one intake, one exhaust) provided barely enough airflow to keep the components in our test system cool. We found that even small changes, such as installing a video card with a blower style cooler, drastically impacted the the airflow profile of this chassis. The reason for this was a simple matter of the cool outside air provided by the single 120mm intake fan being immediately sucked into the blower style GPU cooler and forced out the rear of the chassis. While this benefited graphics card temperatures, the rest of the system suffered as a result. Again, we highly recommend installing a second intake fan or, at the very least, a higher volume 140mm fan.
|Cooling||Cooler Master Hyper T4 (opens in new tab)|
|CPU||Core i5-7500 (opens in new tab) @ 3.8GHz (38x 100MHz w/ 1.2V Core)|
|Graphics||Radeon RX 580 (opens in new tab) @ Max Fan Speed w/ AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.9.1|
|Memory||Patriot Viper DDR4 3000MHz (16GB) (opens in new tab) @ 16-17-17-36|
|Motherboard||Z270 Gaming M5 (opens in new tab) w/ Firmware 7A78v17 (07/03/2017) & Intel INF 10.1.1.42|
|PSU||Sparkle Magna Platinum (650W)|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro (opens in new tab)|
|Storage||Agility 4 (128GB) (opens in new tab)|
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