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post #3271 of 18687
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

Caseking.de updated their shipping estimate for white Primo, now it's 30.4 instead of previous 30.3. I don't understand how painting the case white can take so long, white one isn't even new revision as far as I know rolleyes.gif I'm so tired of waiting.

I know! My entitled American behind can only wait so long! I haven't even been able to pre-order in the states.
post #3272 of 18687
I'm in the EXTREME minority: I'm happily using the Phanteks TC-14PE in blue. I can make the argument that using air cooling in an EP is almost blasphemous given the water cooling potential, but as I'm not an extreme overclocker a good air cooling systems fits my needs perfectly. Plus I don't have to worry about a leak, no matter how slight the chance. I've always preferred full tower cases and, within reason, a goodly number of fans. Sound levels have only been on my radar for the last 18 months or so, but given the quality of case and cpu cooling fans now days, a quiet and efficient air cooled system is easily achieved.

I'm running a delidded i7 4770K oc'd to 4.1 and I just upgraded to an Asus GTX780TI Direct CU GPU. I'm also using two 256gb Samsung 840 Pro SSDs and a WD 1tb black HDD so my cooling needs are fairly simple. That allows me to buy a case, a GOOD case, that I find visually pleasing while the nitty gritty details can be largely ignored. The EP is, to me at least, a perfect case. My only complaint is I wanted white, but I have one shortly.

No matter what kind of PC system one builds, from simple to extreme, the EP is about the best choice. No, I'm not a fan boy (though I could play one on TV) I just enjoy a case that looks great and is limited only by my creativity. I can truly do what I jolly well please with the EP and that's the name of the game.
post #3273 of 18687
Thread Starter 
@ Ouro
Last I heard Phanteks USA will start taking pre-orders as soon as they know their delivery date.

@ rpjkw11
Couldn't have said it better. thumb.gif
I do feel guilty not having an expensive H2O system, but not enough to loose any sleep over. biggrin.gif
post #3274 of 18687
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Originally Posted by Strider49 View Post

Hi,

I'm a proud owner of this extremely well built and thought case. I purchased it last week and I'll be building my new machine in it. I'll go with an i7 4770K, a Hero board, 16GB of G.Skill 2400MHz ram and a 780 Ti (don't know which one right now, maybe the EVGA SC ACX or the Asus DirectCU II OC).

My main question here is: should I go the Air Cooling route or the Water Cooling one? I didn't want to spend that much money in a custom WC setup, knowing the 4770K won't probably let me go much high in clocks or voltages (I'm talking about passing through the 4.5-4.6GHz mark).

If I go with a top notch air cooler like the Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E, what kind of performance (temperatures) should I expect from this case? Is there anyone in here with the same setup as me who chose to install an air cooler on this case?

By the way, since you are talking about positive vs negative pressure inside the case, where should I place the pre-installed fans? Should I buy more fans like the 140 AF series from Corsair?

Shouldn't it be number of intake fans equals number of exhaust fans (like 3:3)?

Should I buy additional dust filters to prevent dust from entering through the open holes at the back of the case?

Cumps

Water Cooling is very expensive, I have just finished buying all my water cooling components which pretty much equal the cost of the hardware. If I had known how much it was going to cost, I wouldn't have bothered but when I worked out how much I had spent there was no turning back.
post #3275 of 18687
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Originally Posted by CoopsTHC View Post

Water Cooling is very expensive, I have just finished buying all my water cooling components which pretty much equal the cost of the hardware. If I had known how much it was going to cost, I wouldn't have bothered but when I worked out how much I had spent there was no turning back.




LOL you are not alone and I still need another geewizz (1K$) to finish.
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post #3276 of 18687
If you like the white case, just wait until you see there new Special Edition Enthoo Primo . The ones I saw was the Black case with a white motherboard tray and the side where you put the hard drive. There was a black and orange to. They said there will be a black and red one. I would think they also have blue and green. Here the link if you want to see them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXzBGqG6aWQ
post #3277 of 18687
I know what you are talking about I've got $1500 in water cooling alone.
post #3278 of 18687
I have seen that and something caught my eye the first time, Is this guy like 7 foot tall he seems to be big compared to the case.
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post #3279 of 18687
LOL.
post #3280 of 18687
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Originally Posted by skywalker311 View Post

I know what you are talking about I've got $1500 in water cooling alone.

It's crazy expensive, but on the bright side most of the hardware you use in your first build will grow with you through several pc builds. You'll only need to replace cpu & gpu blocks -- your radiators, fittings, fans, res, etc, if cared for properly, should last for many years.

Still not sure it's technically "worth it", but you can't take it with you, so why not spend it on what you love? biggrin.gif
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