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post #1011 of 18675
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Sadly yes, I wash my cars every week (good ole 2 bucket hand wash), and once I'm done I do take make sure that the wheels are in perfect harmony. One is easy given the design of the wheels whereas the other is spoke design and that is the one that gets to me mostly.



@Jack - you can contact FanBlade for custom work if you haven't found someone already - http://www.overclock.net/u/131568/fannblade

hey dude..... get some spinners smile.gif ..... makes it easy...... I see it now "Jesse's matching Low Rider Mods" ..... one for his PC (on low rider casters of course) and one for his car.

And thanks for the tip.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/1/13 at 8:58am
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post #1012 of 18675
I have read through this entire thread and I generally agree with the consensus that this is a great case. However, because of its design, I feel like my water cooling options are very limited compared to something like a 900D. Don't get me wrong, aesthetically, the 900D doesnt hold a candle to the Primo, but I would have to give the 900D the nod when it comes to functionality. Two examples of annoying design decisions that would have been alleviated if they made the case a few mm larger in all directions:

1. Because I have a 290x, I cant use the reservoir mounting bracket. Not a huge deal but the bracket is very nice looking and it hides a bunch of cables.

2. Radiators longer than 280mm on the bottom cannot be wider than 125mm. Not a problem for monsta's but it is for many others including the one that I wanted to use, teh Aquacomputer Airplex.

I still love the case but I do feel very restricted in my options. I guess it will hold me over until I get a Caselabs Magnum
post #1013 of 18675
What are the 290x dimensions? I thought it would fit with the bracket... I don't think crossfire will fit though.

The 780 lightning I had was one of the few that didn't fit. The 7990 wont either to my knowledge. (reservoir bracket on)

You can always mount a res on the side as well...
post #1014 of 18675
I didnt measure it but the bare pcb would fit. The cooler extends a few mm past the pcb and makes it just long enough that it wont fit. Not a huge deal but its a bummer to not be able to use a neat piece of kit.
post #1015 of 18675
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I didnt measure it but the bare pcb would fit. The cooler extends a few mm past the pcb and makes it just long enough that it wont fit. Not a huge deal but its a bummer to not be able to use a neat piece of kit.

I really thought it would have fit... This is with the plastic piece off of the res bracket right?
post #1016 of 18675
My Enthoo build is sitting here waiting for GFX cards ... so thank God the 290 is finally coming out. I'm not using it .... cooling already strained so will stick with a pair of 780s or 780 Ti's but the 290x did wonders to adjust nVidia's pricing .... yeay ! Hats off to AMD for saving me $300 smile.gif.

The 290x is reported to be 10.9" long .... I just measured the distance from the expansion slots to the bracket at 10-15/16 or 10.9375" ... with the air cooler removed and WB fitted may be short enuff to fit w/o issue.

You are very close to fitting maybe have to shave the bracket down a little. If doing CF, if you have no slots between the two cards, both should fit.

If you have a slot between the cards like to do (3 slot spacing), then the lower card will hit the angled portion.

But yes, I agree ..... there's quite a few dimensional issues Id like to see in Enthoo II

If it was an inch deeper depth wise it would fit just about every GFX card w/ bracket in place and 75-80 reservoirs
If case was > 20 mm wider, or stiffner redesigned, it would fit 145mm wide Rads
If case was > 6 mm taller 80mm, 120 wide Rad in P/P (86+25) would miss the RAM (at least on M6F)
If case was > 11 mm taller 80mm, 140 wide Rad in would miss the HS (at least on M6F)
If case was > 10 mm taller 60mm, 140 wide Rad in would miss the HS in P/P (at least on M6F)
If case was 5mm deeper ya could fit a 90 bend and radiator drain froma 280 Rad at bottom.

You can remove that panel and fit wider rads or even cut it and reinstall but yes, an extra 20mm wuda been nice.

If ya do fit with the shorter card w/ WD's, it's a simple thing to cut the plastic cover around the cards and reinstall.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/1/13 at 8:57am
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post #1017 of 18675
Even with the plastic piece off the reservoir bracket, the reference 290x does not fit. I tried jamming it in last night before I removed the bracket. For comparison, my 7970 Windforce did fit fine with the bracket installed.

p.s. The 290x sounds like a jet engine if you crank the fan (i.e. over 60%). In quiet mode, its very quiet and Uber isnt too bad either.
post #1018 of 18675
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Originally Posted by Deepblue77 View Post

I have read through this entire thread and I generally agree with the consensus that this is a great case. However, because of its design, I feel like my water cooling options are very limited compared to something like a 900D. Don't get me wrong, aesthetically, the 900D doesnt hold a candle to the Primo, but I would have to give the 900D the nod when it comes to functionality. Two examples of annoying design decisions that would have been alleviated if they made the case a few mm larger in all directions:

1. Because I have a 290x, I cant use the reservoir mounting bracket. Not a huge deal but the bracket is very nice looking and it hides a bunch of cables.

2. Radiators longer than 280mm on the bottom cannot be wider than 125mm. Not a problem for monsta's but it is for many others including the one that I wanted to use, teh Aquacomputer Airplex.

I still love the case but I do feel very restricted in my options. I guess it will hold me over until I get a Caselabs Magnum


The funny thing is I was about to hit the order button on the 900D when it was only $289 free ship at NCIX. I then found this thread and for me this was the perfect case. The 900D is just bordering on monstrous and that's why it can accommodate just about any water cooling build you throw at it. I guess Phanteks tried to make their smaller case almost as versatile, but honestly nothing beats sheer size which the 900D has. The 900D was going to be a real tight fit under my desk so the Phanteks is fine for me. I guess Phanteks had to make a compromise......large enough for most builds but not to large for the average builder.
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post #1019 of 18675
I'm so gonna replace my switch 810 with one of these!

WTS switch 810 white & black! tongue.gif
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post #1020 of 18675
I agree that Phanteks was trying to find a balance of sleek vs. functionality. I am just saying that they leaned a little too far on the sleek side. That being said, it is a beautiful case and it feels and looks like a quality product. I came from a 350d before the Primo and I can definitely say that I am all done with small cases. My next case is definitely going to be a double wide monstrosity.

P.S. Does anyone else's Primo creak when its running? It almost seems like the heat of the system is causing it to expand and the metal is making noise periodically. It happens every time that I used the computer for more than 15 minutes. I have never experienced this type of behavior before.
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