Originally Posted by zambalek80
Hey guys. Just signed up to this forum, because I am seriously thinking about getting this case.
However I do have a couple of questions that I haven't found answered in this thread.
1) Does a GTX 770 fit without removing the cover in the back next to the MB tray? I know it theoretically should fit, but I'm looking for practical. Because if I pay such an amount for a BIG Tower I'd hate to be fighting for a couple of millimetres of space, you see.
As Doyll points out, there are too many different length GTX770s to be able to say. Most of the EVGA cards are 267mm (10.5") or less, but there's also triple fan cards like the Gigabyte Windforce models that are 292mm (11.5").
The reservoir bracket has a plastic cover on it. With the plastic cover off the reservoir bracket has a notch to allow for slightly longer cards installed in slots 1 - 3 in your mobo.
The max length for a card with the reservoir bracket in place is ...
257 mm (10.1") reservoir bracket installed with cover
277 mm (10.9") reservoir bracket installed without cover
Of course the reservoir bracket can be removed and then cards up to 350mm (13.8") will fit.
Source: Phanteks Enthoo Primo user manual: http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Primo.html
2) I heard the cushioning of the HDD cages is not up to the standards of the rest of that case. So vibration and noise could be an issue. Is that true? Because, combine that with the hinged front door and this can become painstakingly irritating. I only took my chances once with such a case (Thermaltake Shark) and it drove me crazy!! Can anyone tell me what the case looks like with that door removed? Please don't tear me to pieces for asking this.
I haven't heard anything like that about the HDD bays. Not sure what to say about that. Where have you heard that from?
As far as I'm aware, I believe every review that we've had linked in this forum so far, video and print (at least the ones that were done in English), has had basically all good things to say about the HDD cages and the tool-less inserts.
However, I've definitely heard complaints about the door on the front. I LUV it personally, but can see why not everyone is crazy about it. Not sure exactly what it would look like without it, or how hard/easy it would be to remove, but you can probably get some idea looking at it with the door open.