Originally Posted by jrcbandit
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.