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Originally Posted by Spork13 View Post

My Pro came with a window and PSU cover as standard. I have a feeling the earlier ones may have had them as extras....


It's not an earlier or later thing. The Pro is available with a window (model PH-ES614P) and without a window (PH-ES614PC). Two different versions of the case. The non-window one is a little bit cheaper.
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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.

Umm, I think the last few posts makes pretty clear that the Luxe has room up top for a larger rad, and the filters are the same except the Luxe's is removable and easier to keep clean which I would venture will provide better airflow in-real-life usage over the Pro. Other than that, the cases share the same chassis. Removing the HDD cages on the Pro would be exactly the same as removing the HDD cages in the Luxe.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/11/14 at 7:18am
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I didn't even know the pro had a non windowed version until I did some research to see which shop had the best price and the non windowed one popped up.

Part of the reason I went with pro over luxe was also because reviews showed the pro had better air cooling results. I think it's due to the front vent not being covered. On the phone now so hard to look up but I think techpowerup had a comparison chart when reviewing the luxe.
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If the luxe had the same chasis as the pro. Is it possible to put the luxe top on the pro so I can have more room for a larger rad or push pull
    
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post #7204 of 18850
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Originally Posted by emsj86 View Post

If the luxe had the same chasis as the pro. Is it possible to put the luxe top on the pro so I can have more room for a larger rad or push pull

I don't think the luxe top would align with the pro front and even if you could make it work I don't think it would look good.
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Originally Posted by emsj86 View Post

If the luxe had the same chasis as the pro. Is it possible to put the luxe top on the pro so I can have more room for a larger rad or push pull

Just looking at images of the two cases from the side the Luxe and the Pro are completely different in how the front and top panels fit together. The Luxe top would never fit up to a Pro front. They would also look markedly different with the Pro being plastic and the Luxe being aluminum with an entirely different textured finish.

That said, fat chance that Phanteks would ever sell the parts separately.


edit: lol, ninja'd by koniu777 bruce.gif
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/11/14 at 12:25pm
post #7206 of 18850
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

Just looking at images of the two cases from the side the Luxe and the Pro are completely different in how the front and top panels fit together. The Luxe top would never fit up to a Pro front. They would also look markedly different with the Pro being plastic and the Luxe being aluminum with an entirely different textured finish.

That said, fat chance that Phanteks would ever sell the parts separately.


edit: lol, ninja'd by koniu777 bruce.gif
I like the more open mesh front of the pro but I would like to have the top from the Luxe but they are already so simular I can pretty much rule out best of both worlds without modification...I have considered extending my pro top to house rads above the top chassis frame I just haven't decided how I want to do this yet (materials, size,etc.)
Edit: I've been eyeballing this as an option
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12216/wnl-107/ModSmart_Cast_GLS_Modders_Acrylic_16_x_16_DIY_-_Smoke_DIY-16-AC-SK-125.html?tl=g44c351&id=aW8nBhMT
but not sure what would be the best way to secure the box together...I was thinking small l brackets or silicone in the joints... Just bouncing ideas... was thinking if I went this route I could make a small plate out of it for the power button and reuse the Pro top
Edited by mfknjadagr8 - 12/11/14 at 12:54pm
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post #7207 of 18850
More of a thought than something I would do but maybe the front and top of the luxe could replace front and top of pro. As for phanteks selling them I doubt it but they so far sold me a new side panel and a new top for my pro (well the top they have me for free). I've been thinking and wonder if you have any ideas of modding the top of the pro to make it bigger to ft a larger rad because that's one of the pros negative features
    
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standard compressors produce static in the air which CAN be harmful to the PC components be careful doing it this way.... You might do it 100 times with no issue but it would c stuck to lose a PC component to a 4 dollar saving smile.gif
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post #7209 of 18850
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More of a thought than something I would do but maybe the front and top of the luxe could replace front and top of pro. As for phanteks selling them I doubt it but they so far sold me a new side panel and a new top for my pro (well the top they have me for free). I've been thinking and wonder if you have any ideas of modding the top of the pro to make it bigger to ft a larger rad because that's one of the pros negative features
well post above is my thought but I don't care for the Luxe front panel or that would be OK smile.gif
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post #7210 of 18850
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A few days ago (and a few pages back) I asked about fitting a 420mm radiator in the top of the Luxe. I was told that you can not use the 140mm mounts that come with the case because otherwise I would get interference with the plastic shroud on the VRM cooler above the CPU socket. To fit it, I would have to custom mount the rad myself. So now I need some advice about how someone would actually do that. Is it is as simple as just drilling a few more holes for the mounting screws so I can the rad mount a little differently. I'm kinda confused about it, and some information would be swell so I know what I'm getting myself into here. Or if anyone has put a 420mm rad in the top of their Luxe and would be willing to share their experience with it, that would be swell.

Another thing, I'm planning on using a 240mm rad in the bottom too. Since that is going to take up the room of where I would use the pump mount, I'm looking into rad/pump combos now. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tube res/pump combo that fits nicely onto the res bracket or the res mount on the back of the case? Right now I have a Swiftech MCP655 PWM pump, I suppose I could get a pump top for that and maybe find a res that fits it. I'm still a complete novice on pump tops and res/pump combos so I'll be researching those as well. A point in the right direction would be appreciated.

Oh and just in case I'm going to be cooling two GTX 980's that I already have. I'm planning on using the ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard too, if that helps with some of my questions.

Reposting this. Any responses?
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