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What Ciartlatano said. thumb.gif
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Don't forget the Pro either, unless you dislike the aesthetic of it.
Similar / same (?) internally as the Luxe. No light - but easy to add your own. Reviews I saw show it had better cooling / airflow. Of course, thats with air cooling, not water.
Oh - I think the Pro is a few $ cheaper too, even after you buy a LED strip to light it up.
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post #7193 of 18650
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Originally Posted by Spork13 View Post

Don't forget the Pro either, unless you dislike the aesthetic of it.
Similar / same (?) internally as the Luxe. No light - but easy to add your own. Reviews I saw show it had better cooling / airflow. Of course, thats with air cooling, not water.
Oh - I think the Pro is a few $ cheaper too, even after you buy a LED strip to light it up.

You are correct that the Pro and the Luxe share the exact same chassis and that the Luxe also comes with LED lighting. I've not heard that the Pro has better cooling / airflow though, which I find a bit hard to believe seeing as they are pretty much identical in that respect. There are pretty significant differences between the cases though.

- The Luxe comes with the window and psu cover, which are options that cost extra with the Pro
- The Luxe comes with 2 SSD brackets to the one included with the Pro.
- The Luxe has built-in RGB LED lighting
- The front & top panels in the Pro are a plastic (simulated brushed aluminum). The Luxe top and front panels are sandblasted aluminum.
- The top panel on the Luxe is taller allowing room for an extra layer of fans on top of the chassis under the filter cover so you can have a thicker rad up top or go push pull up top which you can't do in the Pro. The Pro has 65mm room for a rad & fans up top, so up to 40mm thick rad + 25mm fans. The Luxe has that same 65mm plus another 25mm for fans on top, so can fit up to a 40mm rad with fans on top and bottom in push-pull, or up to a 65mm thick rad with fans on top.
- The top filter in the Pro is fixed in place, while the one in the Luxe has push-click latches that make it easily removable so it can be cleaned and so you can access the top section for fans.

edit:
That list of differences could probably be reworded/reordered/improved somewhat, but all of that info would make a good addition to the OP of this thread imho. There's a whole list of FAQ there for the Primo but not much there about the Pro and Luxe cases.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/11/14 at 5:52am
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The size of the acrylic is 19.25" x 18.25" and 3/16" thick.
Where did you get the acrylic sheet. I'm looking for the same size and went to McMaster but there all aller or larger than 3/16 thick and don't come in that length or width. I've been looking all over and can't find anything. I can find lowes and Home Depot but there alittle bigger and 50-100 dollars

The acrylic I got from them was 24 x 24 and then I had to make the appropriate cuts with a jigsaw and a acrylic blade I picked up from Home Depot, if you can't make the cuts yourself then you can buy a smoked acrylic sheet online from eplastics.com and have them cut it for you. I got mine from mcmaster cause they are local and I picked it up the same day.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spork13 View Post

Don't forget the Pro either, unless you dislike the aesthetic of it.
Similar / same (?) internally as the Luxe. No light - but easy to add your own. Reviews I saw show it had better cooling / airflow. Of course, thats with air cooling, not water.
Oh - I think the Pro is a few $ cheaper too, even after you buy a LED strip to light it up.
Could you supply links to those reviews? Just curious how the get less cooling out of Luxe when it has an additional fan and only real difference in airlfow vent area is front has center area of front vent covered.

Many reviews have little or no idea what they are doing. rolleyes.gif

Good example is testing coolers without monitoring the temp of air going into them .. or radiators for that matter. Room ambient affects cooler / radiator intake air temp, but so do many other variables involved. As a general rule cooler intake is at least 2-3c warmer than room ambient 10-15 minutes into a stress test run .. and usually much more than that if testing is being done in a case. Add to this that changing cooler fan speed will often also changes the cooler intake temp as well as changing cools in test system. Simple logic dictates the use of cooler intake temp as the reference temp for cooler testing. Yet they continue to use room ambient and cases claiming "real world" results like we will get on our systems ..... well my systems are very different from theirs and I get very different results too!!! mad.gif
Edited by doyll - 12/11/14 at 6:35am
post #7196 of 18650
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

You are correct that the Pro and the Luxe share the exact same chassis and that the Luxe also comes with LED lighting. I've not heard that the Pro has better cooling / airflow though, which I find a bit hard to believe seeing as they are pretty much identical in that respect. There are pretty significant differences between the cases though.

- The Luxe comes with the window and psu cover, which are options that cost extra with the Pro
- The Luxe comes with 2 SSD brackets to the one included with the Pro.
- The Luxe has built-in RGB LED lighting
- The front & top panels in the Pro are a plastic (simulated brushed aluminum). The Luxe top and front panels are sandblasted aluminum.
- The top panel on the Luxe is taller allowing room for an extra layer of fans on top of the chassis under the filter cover so you can have a thicker rad up top or go push pull up top which you can't do in the Pro. The Pro has 65mm room for a rad & fans up top, so up to 40mm thick rad + 25mm fans. The Luxe has that same 65mm plus another 25mm for fans on top, so can fit up to a 40mm rad with fans on top and bottom in push-pull, or up to a 65mm thick rad with fans on top.
- The top filter in the Pro is fixed in place, while the one in the Luxe has push-click latches that make it easily removable so it can be cleaned and so you can access the top section for fans.

edit:
That list of differences could probably be reworded/reordered/improved somewhat, but all of that info would make a good addition to the OP of this thread imho. There's a whole list of FAQ there for the Primo but not much there about the Pro and Luxe cases.
the pro comes with psu cover on each model and price difference from windowed to not is $10... Also the Luxe has larger top to facilitate fans above?
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post #7197 of 18650
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the pro comes with psu cover on each model ...

So this is wrong? ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cBhmn21ylkc#t=187

I've seen the same said in several reviews besides that one.

EDIT:
If the PSU cover does come with both the window and non-window versions, then someone might want to tell Phanteks about it wink.gif ...

http://www.phanteksusa.com/products/phanteks-enthoo-pro





Quote:
... and price difference from windowed to not is $10... Also the Luxe has larger top to facilitate fans above?

Yes.

See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Y1Cr_uJdo&feature=player_detailpage#t=144

^ That extra 25mm for fans allows the Luxe to accommodate larger rad options up top than the Pro.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/11/14 at 6:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

So this is wrong? ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cBhmn21ylkc#t=187

I've seen the same said in several reviews besides that one.

EDIT:
If the PSU cover does come with both the window and non-window versions, then someone might want to tell Phanteks about it wink.gif ...

http://www.phanteksusa.com/products/phanteks-enthoo-pro


Yes.

See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Y1Cr_uJdo&feature=player_detailpage#t=144

^ That extra 25mm for fans allows the Luxe to accommodate larger rad options up top than the Pro.
could've sworn I seen windowless with it on a couple sites maybe they had wrong pictures.... I'm just all sorts of wrong this week lol... Anyhow 10 dollars for two features like that us a steal Imo
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post #7199 of 18650
It makes sense that Phanteks wouldn't include it with the non-window version. There's not much reason to have that PSU cover if your side panel doesn't have a window is there?

Personally I see it as the extra $50 for the Luxe over the windowed Pro is a steal, and the extra ~$70 or so more than that for the Primo is a crazy good deal.
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My Pro came with a window and PSU cover as standard. I have a feeling the earlier ones may have had them as extras.
Only 1 x ssd mount - which I don't use anyway (Despite having 2 x ssd and 1 x hdd currently installed).
Thought the Luxe had room for a thicker top rad, or extra fans - hence my statement - "for air cooling".
Will see if I can find those reviews and put some links up tomorrow. IIRC, there was little difference in stock form, but with HDD cages removed the Pro had considerably better cooling performance, using the stock fans.
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