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Alright I got bring this back up one more time. I am trying to figure out if I should go with the Luxe or the Primo, and would rather get the Luxe as it has everything I need for a $100 less, but it doesn't seem to have the same aluminum appearance as the enthoo Pro, or the enthoo primo. Trying to get a confirmation of what the material is and what it looks like. All the descriptions describe it as aluminum but it sure doesn't look like it in the pics. From what I understand about the Pro is that it has plastic made to look like aluminum, the Luxe has actual aluminum, though the pictures look like plastic, and the primo has actual aluminum and you can see that it looks like aluminum in the pictures.

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So whats the deal is the Luxe aluminum or not. I asked before and was told that it was metal but I still can't get my head around these pictures.
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So whats the deal is the Luxe aluminum or not. I asked before and was told that it was metal but I still can't get my head around these pictures.
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The Enthoo Luxe's front and top aluminum panels are sandblasted to create a textured appearance.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/phanteks-enthoo-luxe-review,1.html
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In the front, the Luxe employs sturdy aluminum pieces that rest on plastic frames. This is not your basic aluminum sheet glued to a plastic front panel.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/Enthoo_Luxe/3.html

tl;dr: steel frame, aluminum front and top panels enclosed by plastic
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Enthoo Luxe specs:
http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Luxe.html
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BLACK WHITE
Model NO : PH-ES614L_BK PH-ES614L_WT
UPC Code : 886523300168 886523300236


Case Specifications

Dimension: 235 mm x 560 mm x 550 mm (W x H x D)
Form Factor: Full Tower Chassis
Material(s): Aluminum faceplates, Steel Chassis


Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/20/14 at 10:57am
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Okay, the sand blasted aluminum is what was throwing me off. I wonder why they decided to go with sandblasted instead of brushed. IMO nothing looks better than brushed aluminum even if it is a fingerprint magnet. What about the square in the middle of the fan intake area, is it sandblasted aluminum too?
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Okay, the sand blasted aluminum is what was throwing me off. I wonder why they decided to go with sandblasted instead of brushed. IMO nothing looks better than brushed aluminum even if it is a fingerprint magnet. What about the square in the middle of the fan intake area, is it sandblasted aluminum too?

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In the specifications for the Luxe it says it has mounts for 2x 120mm HDD fans. Are these mounted on the side of the HDD cages blowing in towards graphics card? I am going to be using a custom water cooling loop with a bay res, and universal VGA water block just for the GPU, and heatsinks for the VRM and VRAM. I want to make sure I will have good airflow across the GPU. A case with a side intake fan would probably be best, but it just ruins the look. If I can get a second row of fans though close to the GPU I think that would still give me enough airflow to cool the VRM on the graphics card.
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In the specifications for the Luxe it says it has mounts for 2x 120mm HDD fans. Are these mounted on the side of the HDD cages blowing in towards graphics card? I am going to be using a custom water cooling loop with a bay res, and universal VGA water block just for the GPU, and heatsinks for the VRM and VRAM. I want to make sure I will have good airflow across the GPU. A case with a side intake fan would probably be best, but it just ruins the look. If I can get a second row of fans though close to the GPU I think that would still give me enough airflow to cool the VRM on the graphics card.
Yes they mount on the hdd cages right next to your gpu. When I had my system hooked up for air it worked really well having two fans there blowing air on my acx gpu.
    
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you can see where there mounted the two blue led fans
    
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Yes, okay very cool. Yeah I think I would go with the same setup as you and use the two internal fans + the bottom fan, and I think that should provide good cooling on the VRM on the graphics card. Now its just a question of whether I want to spend the extra 90 on the primo to get that rear fan as well.rolleyes.gif
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It had my acx which was oc to 120 never reach 60 at a pretty small fan curve. Basically with the 200 up front than two 120s and I had the bottom phanteks 140 which is a static preasure fan it had plenty of air. I also had top all I take as well. Worked very well I switched to water cooling one for looks to it just that much better temp wise
    
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