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When the special editions and the luxe/pro are released, i can see the number of phanteks owners growing a good bit. The luxe in particular i reckon is going to be a very popular well priced case. The primo at its uk price of £199.99 is exceptionally good value too.
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Originally Posted by setter View Post

When the special editions and the luxe/pro are released, i can see the number of phanteks owners growing a good bit. The luxe in particular i reckon is going to be a very popular well priced case. The primo at its uk price of £199.99 is exceptionally good value too.

I think the Primo is a exceptional value in fact. The level of compatibility and capability this case have is only comparable to CaseLabs (LD and so on) which are cases at a very different league altogether (not only they are twice the price but comes with a very different quality and flexibility). I confess that I am aiming at a CS sm08 and if you do the math and put the rad area there compared to the Enthoo is not so far off. I shall resist... nerdsmiley.png
Edited by Gabrielzm - 4/15/14 at 2:31pm
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I agree setter. I'm considering getting a Enthoo Luxe myself. biggrin.gif

I have seen EP on sale for £169.99.

As soon as other Phanteks cases are available I can add the others to our title. Would you all agree that's a good idea?
post #3594 of 18688
The more the merrier. Seen a few case labs based builds here and on other forums. Nice cases but a lot of money. Im a bit of a Lian Li fan, elegant design and build quality is very good.

after having owned the primo for a few weeks now, i gotta say its even better. So well thought out, nicely built, quality stock fans, all at a very competitive price. I can see why hardware canucks voted it their best case of 2013.
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I've had two Lian Li cases. Very nice cases, but very different beasts than EP is.

I've modified one as my bench test stand.
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Hey guys, all setup at the biggest lan here in Norway and everyone calls the EP a beast biggrin.gif the case is a real attention seeker thumb.gif
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If only I have gotten the ref cards in the beginning. The EVGA Classifieds are simply too long to fit a tube res. I ended up using bay res,

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Anyone upgrade to this case from an ATCS 840 (wish Cooler Master would just release a new version of this)? I have a side window and I don't like the fact that the 840 isn't painted in the interior (semi-easy fix to powder coat but a pain to totally break down the case) and the lack of modern cable management. My other major gripe is the lack of proper 5.25 bays - it is "tool-less" and I can't get my Monsoon reservoir to fit properly. The reservoir/pump has anti-vibration tech built into it, but it needs traditional screws to work properly. I managed to get it screwed in, but it starts to randomly vibrate at times (my main annoyance with the case now).

So my main questions regarding the Enthoo Primo:
1) Does the Enthoo Primo have the option to use screws normally in the 5.25 bays and can you remove with the door covering the 5.25 bay (and does it look okay to do so)?
2) Will it be easy to fit 4 hard drives and a large radiator on the bottom of the case? I have a 360 radiator at top and I was thinking of upgrading my 120 radiator to something larger - just looking at the case it seems a 240 radiator would absolutely be 0 issue, but I am not sure about a 360 or larger radiator.

I figure the cost of powder coating my original case and the time involved (probably $100 or so?), it may be worth going to the Enthoo Primo instead for $220 after rebate at Newegg. Hoperfully, without vibrations in the 5.25 bay....
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wrong post....
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Anyone upgrade to this case from an ATCS 840 (wish Cooler Master would just release a new version of this)? I have a side window and I don't like the fact that the 840 isn't painted in the interior (semi-easy fix to powder coat but a pain to totally break down the case) and the lack of modern cable management. My other major gripe is the lack of proper 5.25 bays - it is "tool-less" and I can't get my Monsoon reservoir to fit properly. The reservoir/pump has anti-vibration tech built into it, but it needs traditional screws to work properly. I managed to get it screwed in, but it starts to randomly vibrate at times (my main annoyance with the case now).

So my main questions regarding the Enthoo Primo:
1) Does the Enthoo Primo have the option to use screws normally in the 5.25 bays and can you remove with the door covering the 5.25 bay (and does it look okay to do so)?
2) Will it be easy to fit 4 hard drives and a large radiator on the bottom of the case? I have a 360 radiator at top and I was thinking of upgrading my 120 radiator to something larger - just looking at the case it seems a 240 radiator would absolutely be 0 issue, but I am not sure about a 360 or larger radiator.

I figure the cost of powder coating my original case and the time involved (probably $100 or so?), it may be worth going to the Enthoo Primo instead for $220 after rebate at Newegg. Hoperfully, without vibrations in the 5.25 bay....

There are 2 screw holes to the rear of the tooless bay latch. if the monsoon bay res, like in my case for XSPC X20 bay res, requires the screws to be at the fore of the latch, you will need to remove the latch.

It's very easy to do it. you should be able to pry it out without difficulty. But the left and right screw holes for my casing are not lined up properly, they are offset 1mm from each other resulting in my bay res being slanted towards the rear of the chasis. you should use the screws that come with you bay res to secure it to the 5.25in bay.

there are 2 HDD racks, each holding up to 3hdd below the 5.25in bays and they can be removed separately. If one of your hard disk is an SSD, there are separate SSD mounts away from the HDD racks. I removed the bottom HDD rack and fitted a 360mm rad at the bottom of the chassis so my HDDs are sort of hanging from the 5.25in bays.
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