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post #2091 of 18663
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You know you want the EP. That's why you are here. biggrin.gif

Only reason 900D is pried $250 is because it's not as good as EP. thumb.gif
post #2092 of 18663
^ lol

There's good and bad things about both the Enthoo Primo and the 900D.

I'd suggest taking a good long look at both and decide which serves your purposes better.

IMHO the 900D requires some modding to get to be nearly as functional of a watercooling rig and good looking of a case as the Enthoo Primo, but it does have a few advantages too. The Enthoo Primo blows it away in how easy it is to put in a nice custom loop with an overkill of raddage with little to no modding at all, but the 900D can be made to fit even more rads and is easier to deal with things like longer GPUs, etc. The Enthoo Primo blows it away in cable management & well-thought out design. The 900D's advantages tend to come not from it's design, but from the fact it's so much bigger.

Honestly, I would personally never even consider a 900D. If I wanted bigger and could fit more GPU & more rad, then I'd be looking at a caselabs case, not the 900D which imho is a generic Caselabs or 'Little Devil' wannabe. That, and the real deal-killer for me and the 900D is the terrible 5.25" bays. They are odd-sized (complaints abound from people whose 5.25" bay devices don't fit correctly, at least not without taking a dremel to them &/or the case) and the wider 5.25" bay covers (thanks to them being the full width of the wider-than-normal case) look terrible imho once removed so a 5.25" bay device can be put in. Every time I see that I can hardly believe Corsair did that. Why they didn't keep the brushed aluminum bay covers the width of the 5.25" bay so when removed it was still brushed aluminum on each side so everything could look flush and uniform is beyond me.

The Enthoo Primo, on the other hand, is so unique on it's own it can't really be compared to any other case currently out. It's design is so well thought out that it's almost functional beyond belief, and it's a work of art imho. It's not perfect though. I don't think there's a single one of us who owns the case that doesn't have a list of things we wish were changed/different about it. Then again, the same has always been true for every case ever made.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/26/13 at 4:52am
post #2093 of 18663
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Corsair 900D = 251.5mm x 690mm x 650.25mm - - Same width, 40mm deeper and 50mm taller.
Enthoo Primo = 250mm x 650mm x 600mm

By all reviews the EP has better build quality.

I only know of one person who sold his EP.. he went CaseLabs.
post #2094 of 18663
Yes you are correct I only have a 280 and I think a 420 will fit but you would have to wire th mobo 8 pin and4pin first then wrestle the rad in. I push mine foward to avoid that next weef when I get the rest of my parts I will install everw thing and post some pics and try to slide rad back with all in
Edited by cestessr - 12/26/13 at 5:27am
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post #2096 of 18663
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Nice build dodo21x! thumb.gif

Did you change front fans too?
post #2097 of 18663
Keep the original ones for time being.
post #2098 of 18663
You both are really convincing me to go with the primo but there's two things that still draw me to the 900d. One it's so big and roomy one thing I don't like about the primo is that some builds look a little squished in the primo. Now some people may like that look but it doesn't appeal to me I want a little more room. The second thing that attracts me to the 900d is that I really really want a flipped motherboard tray so that the GPUs face up and the CPU faces down and that'll be easier on the 900d because it's flat. I still need to find somebody that can make a motherboard tray because if they could make a flipped one for the primo that would be amazing!
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post #2099 of 18663
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Really Sunreeper, the size difference is only 1.575" deeper and 1.97" taller. Width is the same.. well 0.059" wider.. biggrin.gif
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I'm just saying it looks more spacious in the 900d

Enthoo-Primo_28.jpg

900d_side-1280x1024.png

Edit: I actually think that the primo could look more spacious by removing the area that has the phantek logo. I wonder how hard it would be to completely remove the drive bays I think I saw it done in an mnpctech video thinking.gif
Edited by Sunreeper - 12/26/13 at 10:16am
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