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post #1961 of 18654
I only have one but plan to eventually have 4 r9 290's...

I just cleaned all the filters on my case. Haven't cleaned them since I got the case which was when it was released. The front grill was the worst, not really easy to clean. Just a heads up for you guys.
post #1962 of 18654
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

I only have one but plan to eventually have 4 r9 290's...

I just cleaned all the filters on my case. Haven't cleaned them since I got the case which was when it was released. The front grill was the worst, not really easy to clean. Just a heads up for you guys.
What made it hard to clean?
post #1963 of 18654
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What made it hard to clean?

Just that whole front grill that covers the factory blue led fans. Aside from taking it apart, the majority of the dust was on the grill not the filter.
post #1964 of 18654
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You gotta do what you gotta do! We honestly shouldn't have had to modify it all and it's a huge oversight from Phanteks. Who spends $250+ on case that's made for watercooling but doesn't have at least 2 cards these days? I'm sure a lot of people have a single card but many of us have multiple cards. The case is already enormous, just make it another few mm longer or make the 5 1/4 bay a few mm shorter.

I think the case's dimensions are almost perfect as-is (a few mm taller to allow more clearance for a top radiator might be nice), but the reservoir bracket should have been straight down at the bottom, exactly as you mod'ed yours to be. Like you said, who's buying a Enthoo Primo to put just one graphics card in it?
post #1965 of 18654
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I only have one but plan to eventually have 4 r9 290's...

I just cleaned all the filters on my case. Haven't cleaned them since I got the case which was when it was released. The front grill was the worst, not really easy to clean. Just a heads up for you guys.

I hope you have an extra $450 in your budget for waterblocks for those extra 3 cards lol, you're going to need them. I have 2 of my 3 under water and the third is boiling at 86C. My main mining rig that has 3x290s in open air with a box fan sit at 85C... these suckers get hot. I actually burned the crap out of my finger trying to move one of the cards in my miner lol.
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I hope you have an extra $450 in your budget for waterblocks for those extra 3 cards lol, you're going to need them. I have 2 of my 3 under water and the third is boiling at 86C. My main mining rig that has 3x290s in open air with a box fan sit at 85C... these suckers get hot. I actually burned the crap out of my finger trying to move one of the cards in my miner lol.

Yeah, I meant over the course of a while I would like to have a few more lol. Def not all at once...
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Yeah, I meant over the course of a while I would like to have a few more lol. Def not all at once...

Well I'm sure you'll be able to grab some cheap 290s once the mining craze calms down. As long as I'm coming out with a small profit over power I'm keeping mine but the Europeans might be bailing soon with high power costs and the LTC price plummet.
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post #1968 of 18654
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doh.gif I was thinking filter. I can see how it would be a pain to get into the slot and clean the grille.

Ed Hume (ehume here) removed the grille in his review case:
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For our next trick, let us pop off the front plate. You get it off by pushing on those little arrowheads in the middle of the case’s front. The arrowheads are on a decal, so you can remove it when you are ready. Now that we have it off, we can consider the overkill that went into making this item. It is made of five pieces in four layers: fine mesh filter, plastic frame/bracket, steel grill, aluminum plates (frame and center). The whole assembly weighs 633-grams (1 lb. 7 oz.). That’s overkill. The filter is held on with six screws and with four clips. Trust me, you want to remove those screws so you can un-clip the filter for cleaning. As for myself, I removed the steel grill to free up airflow.




Not only does the grill block a lot of air, but in my opinion the front looks fine without it.
http://www.overclockers.com/phanteks-enthoo-primo-full-tower-case-review

Jesse (themodzoo) changed grilles on his. Now calling himsef 'Captain CurrySauce'... That's scary! oneeyedsmiley02.png
http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/865-the-primo-first-wc-enthoo-primo-build/
post #1969 of 18654
Interesting... I think I'll keep mine as is, I like the look. But it def restricts airflow a lot...
post #1970 of 18654
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Interesting... I think I'll keep mine as is, I like the look. But it def restricts airflow a lot...

Yes, but the 16 other fans I have in the case probably make up for it. LOL

btw, where are the pressure points to remove the grille? I must have discarded the decal with the arrows on it when I first got the case.
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