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post #3411 of 19059
That's the problem the pressure you need to use is stupid. My case is on a wheeled riser, and the force I need to push, to either close or open the front panel moves the case, even with the wheels locked, it wants to slide.

I fully understand that you push to latch and to un-latch. And never once pulled them to open the panel so it doesn't need pointing out the way you just did, it came across patronising.


If there wasn't an issue with the catches why after only 2 weeks of being available did Phanteks themselves announce that they have revised the latching mechanism, due to high numbers requests for replacements.
post #3412 of 19059
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Originally Posted by D3L3T3D View Post

Love this case waiting on the white version!!! drool.gif

Welcome to the waiting list!

I've been waiting for an eternity (hyperbole) for this case to launch since its announcement.

In the end I may just end up with the black one since I can't find anything comparable to it for price and quality.
post #3413 of 19059
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by paulyoung View Post

That's the problem the pressure you need to use is stupid. My case is on a wheeled riser, and the force I need to push, to either close or open the front panel moves the case, even with the wheels locked, it wants to slide.

I fully understand that you push to latch and to un-latch. And never once pulled them to open the panel so it doesn't need pointing out the way you just did, it came across patronising.


If there wasn't an issue with the catches why after only 2 weeks of being available did Phanteks themselves announce that they have revised the latching mechanism, due to high numbers requests for replacements.
I'm sorry. I did not mean for it to offend you. I quoted you because you pointed out how hard we have to push.

What I posted was for everyone, especially new owners. I wanted everyone to know and hopefully avoid breaking them.
post #3414 of 19059
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I'm sorry. I did not mean for it to offend you. I quoted you because you pointed out how hard we have to push.

What I posted was for everyone, especially new owners. I wanted everyone to know and hopefully avoid breaking them.

Yeah my case the front grill arrived intact, but both push latches for the front filter grill stripped out the first time I went to remove the top panel of the case after removing the front panel first following the directions in the manual ...

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Top panel removal

In my experience if you don't remove the front filter grill first before following "Step 1" the filter grill will go flying out as soon as the front panel pops free, and the latches are ruined because they weren't pushed in first. Phanteks really should update the manual to say that the filter grill needs to be removed first to keep that from happening.
post #3415 of 19059
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I'm sorry. I did not mean for it to offend you. I quoted you because you pointed out how hard we have to push.

What I posted was for everyone, especially new owners. I wanted everyone to know and hopefully avoid breaking them.

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Originally Posted by Ouro View Post

Welcome to the waiting list!

I've been waiting for an eternity (hyperbole) for this case to launch since its announcement.

In the end I may just end up with the black one since I can't find anything comparable to it for price and quality.

Ouro - not sure if this helps (depending on where you live) but the white case has a delivery date of April 18 here in Australia.

Paul Young - Totally agree that the front latch thing is simply poor design. So many people have had issues with it. Im waiting on my new clips from Phanteks.

PS (and totally unrelated) but anyone know how to put the primo owners club thing in your signature?
post #3416 of 19059
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

Yeah my case the front grill arrived intact, but both push latches for the front filter grill stripped out the first time I went to remove the top panel of the case after removing the front panel first following the directions in the manual ...

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Top panel removal

In my experience if you don't remove the front filter grill first before following "Step 1" the filter grill will go flying out as soon as the front panel pops free, and the latches are ruined because they weren't pushed in first. Phanteks really should update the manual to say that the filter grill needs to be removed first to keep that from happening.
I think this really needs to be put into the OP to help prevent people from breaking the latches.
post #3417 of 19059
@GhostFaceKeller I haven't found any pre-orders in the States. I do see that some European sites have an ETA for April though.
post #3418 of 19059
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Originally Posted by GhostFaceKeller View Post


Ouro - not sure if this helps (depending on where you live) but the white case has a delivery date of April 18 here in Australia.

Paul Young - Totally agree that the front latch thing is simply poor design. So many people have had issues with it. Im waiting on my new clips from Phanteks.

PS (and totally unrelated) but anyone know how to put the primo owners club thing in your signature?

Try this:
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post #3419 of 19059
Guys I think I have found a solution to the latch issue. This is the mod I am going to try after looking at the front filter panel and doing some googling.

1. I am going to remove the female latch portion that is causing all the trouble and keep the male portion just in case.

2. On either side of the face of the case where the front filter panel comes up against are 2 small recessed circular areas. They are about 3/8" in diameter and a about 1/8" deep.

3. The reason those recessed areas are there is to allow 2 screw heads to set in that are on the back side of the filter panel.

So my plan is this. I am ordering some 3/8" x 1/8" deep countersunk neodymium magnets, link here http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=R622CS-N. What I am going to do is use a 2 part epoxy to hold the magnets in the recessed area with the countersunk portion facing out

The magnets have a pull force of 3.56lbs and with the countersunk area allowing the head of the screw to set into I think that 3.56lbs of pull on each side of the panel will pull against the screw heads and hold the panel in nicely!!

I also have ordered some different sized disks that are 5/16th with different thicknesses in case I need to try something else. But I think the countersunk magnets should work.

Also if the magnets fit in the recessed area nice and tight I may not need the epoxy or if need be I can open up the diameter a bit with a drill bit.

I will post pics.

Thanks,
Griff
post #3420 of 19059
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GhostFaceKeller View Post


Totally agree that the front latch thing is simply poor design. So many people have had issues with it. Im waiting on my new clips from Phanteks.

PS (and totally unrelated) but anyone know how to put the primo owners club thing in your signature?
I don't think it is poor design as too tight a tolerance on the fit. They didn't want vibration to rattle the door, grill, filters and they ended up with latches being just a little too tight. We are talking about the thickness of a hair making the difference between the push working and being too tight.
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