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Well, I guess I'm calling phanteks and seeing if I can get a TG side panel for my case. The acrylic is just too soft
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Well, I guess I'm calling phanteks and seeing if I can get a TG side panel for my case. The acrylic is just too soft
i guess i will too but for info on the elite as there's nothing out there that entices me other than the primo but looks like it'll still limit me with what i want to really do, and since I've done basically splurged on this build why not go all the way out. If only the evolv atc tg edition could fit at least 3 360 rads.
Edited by springs113 - 8/26/16 at 6:07am
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Is there a case for getting the Primo over the Luxe for non watercooled builds?

I will be air cooling a build and have had a hard time choosing between the Primo and the Luxe. Would the larger Primo offer more airflow? (grasping at straws here biggrin.gif )

Basically the Luxe fits my needs at the moment BUT, I really like the look of the Primo. The build my grow larger with time with multiple GPUs and having the option to go watercooling is a plus on the Primo.

What I am trying to ask is, please give me a good reason to get the Primo over the Luxe biggrin.gif
post #14894 of 19059
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Originally Posted by vaoqeRG View Post

Is there a case for getting the Primo over the Luxe for non watercooled builds?

I will be air cooling a build and have had a hard time choosing between the Primo and the Luxe. Would the larger Primo offer more airflow? (grasping at straws here biggrin.gif )

Basically the Luxe fits my needs at the moment BUT, I really like the look of the Primo. The build my grow larger with time with multiple GPUs and having the option to go watercooling is a plus on the Primo.

What I am trying to ask is, please give me a good reason to get the Primo over the Luxe biggrin.gif
If you don't mind spending $240, liking the look is a good enough reason to pick the Primo. It comes with 5 of the PH-F140SP fans, & is available with a variety of interior color options vs. only black or white on the Luxe. It's also less likely to be stolen as a result of already being 40# empty. The only real benefit I see over the Luxe for air cooling is that the PSU is mounted sideways, allowing for fans directly under the GPU. Also, if you want a black one, the Luxe has been in pretty limited supply in the US, not sure about other countries, so the price difference has been less than normal.

The biggest reason to pick the Primo is that you won't sit around wishing you had just purchased the case you really wanted in the first place. They'll both work great. Get the one you actually want.
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post #14895 of 19059
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If you don't mind spending $240, liking the look is a good enough reason to pick the Primo. It comes with 5 of the PH-F140SP fans, & is available with a variety of interior color options vs. only black or white on the Luxe. It's also less likely to be stolen as a result of already being 40# empty. The only real benefit I see over the Luxe for air cooling is that the PSU is mounted sideways, allowing for fans directly under the GPU. Also, if you want a black one, the Luxe has been in pretty limited supply in the US, not sure about other countries, so the price difference has been less than normal.

The biggest reason to pick the Primo is that you won't sit around wishing you had just purchased the case you really wanted in the first place. They'll both work great. Get the one you actually want.

Thanks a lot for your reply!

One piece of information I hould have added is that I can get both for the same price, otherwise I would not have considered the Primo. Both the Luxe and the SE Black/White Primo are sold at similar prices here, whereas any other version of the Primo is sold at full price.

The cost being the same is why I am having this dilemma. I am feeling as though if I take the Luxe I am missing out on upgradability and potentially better cooling due to size. In addition to me liking the design of the Primo more so than the Luxe.
Edited by vaoqeRG - 8/26/16 at 7:26am
post #14896 of 19059
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Originally Posted by vaoqeRG View Post

Is there a case for getting the Primo over the Luxe for non watercooled builds?

I will be air cooling a build and have had a hard time choosing between the Primo and the Luxe. Would the larger Primo offer more airflow? (grasping at straws here biggrin.gif )

Basically the Luxe fits my needs at the moment BUT, I really like the look of the Primo. The build my grow larger with time with multiple GPUs and having the option to go watercooling is a plus on the Primo.

What I am trying to ask is, please give me a good reason to get the Primo over the Luxe biggrin.gif
Both are great cases. I have both, but am not using Primo now. It's just too big! It is much bigger than it looks! tongue.gif
post #14897 of 19059
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Bigger is not always better. You wouldn't buy a new size 55 suit if you only wear a size 33 .. even though it's the same price and yo get twice as much material in the size 55.

Well, I don't know about you, but I sure wouldn't. biggrin.gif
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I've been known to buy cloths a size too big, just in case biggrin.gif

Ok, what if I told you the case will house a minimum of 3 video cards, blower-style (no SLI, its for rendering). Do you still think the Primo is too big?
At the end of the day, despite liking the design of Primo, if the Luxe is the better performer for my needs it would be daft not get it.
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I've been known to buy cloths a size too big, just in case biggrin.gif

Ok, what if I told you the case will house a minimum of 3 video cards, blower-style (no SLI, its for rendering). Do you still think the Primo is too big?
At the end of the day, despite liking the design of Primo, if the Luxe is the better performer for my needs it would be daft not get it.
The Primo is a super case, but it is also very big and many of us who have had and used temp developed a love/hate ralationship with them .. that and lots of lower back pain from trying to move them around without caster bases. biggrin.gif

To optimize the Primo's airflow the case need to be raised about 40 mm (33mm castors under a 9mm thick open center frame) and doing this means ti is 690mm tall .. too tall to fit under many desk tops .. and the top needs the same kind of clearance which makes it's working height in the 730+ mm range. Normal desktop height is 710-750mm .. and that's the top of desk, not the clearance under it. Desktops are 30-40mm thick. 690 + 30 = 710 mm .. meaning case faits, but no airflow clearance top of bottom for case to breath .. meaning case needs it's own independent piece of floor space. biggrin.gif

Don't get me wrong, it's the best case I've ever used if I had all the room in the world to use it. It's just that many of us don't have Texas or Alaska or middle Atlantic kind of space for things. So I changed to the Enthoo Luxe and also an Enthoo Evolv ATX. tongue.gif

Am also playing with building a Enthoo Mini-XL DS >ove it's size but not really into dual system just yet. rolleyes.gif
Edited by doyll - 8/26/16 at 9:39am
post #14900 of 19059
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Negative on the 280 in the front along with a couple 480s in the case.



What all components are you thinking of cooling?

Yea, Didn't think I'd be able to frown.gif

2x 1080's & a 6700k

Figured If i could fit the extra 280mm, Might as well smile.gif

2x 480s have a lot of cooling potential, you will be just fine.
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Originally Posted by vaoqeRG View Post

I've been known to buy cloths a size too big, just in case biggrin.gif

Ok, what if I told you the case will house a minimum of 3 video cards, blower-style (no SLI, its for rendering). Do you still think the Primo is too big?
At the end of the day, despite liking the design of Primo, if the Luxe is the better performer for my needs it would be daft not get it.

Without watercooling (radiators in bottom and/or top) the Primo looks empty, so it's just wasted space both inside and outside of the case (physical dimensions).

Surely you can get better airflow through a Luxe/Pro and still have plenty of room? Yes/no/maybe? @doyll I'm just guessing since Luxe/Pro are more compact their should be less turbulence and you can direct airflow better but maybe that doesn't matter if you cram in a ton of fans for the Primo...
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