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Posted · Original PosterOP

NCIX: http://products.ncix.com/detail/phanteks-enthoo-primo-ultimate-full-tower-eatx-case-black-w-blue-led-5x5-25-6x3-5int-2xusb3-0-no-ps-ba-92107-1347.htm

Amazon: http://georiot.co/1lc8

 

My unboxing and review of the Phanteks Enthoo Primo - their first case - is here. This case really impressed me, but the weight and size might be a turn off for some people. Honestly I found it a little too big and a little too heavy, but for a "mainstream" case option with lots and lots of liquid cooling support it's between this and the 900D, and the Enthoo Primo looks very appealing. The build quality is strong considering the features and price.

 

Here are the build logs I refer to in the video:

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/70138-build-log-phanteks-enthoo-primo-ice-water/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442547/ssb-stealth-spine-breaker-enthoo-primo-watercooling-stealth-look-re-build-log

 

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Finally it is here. :D  :)

BTW this is the perfect time for me. Keep uploading them at this time.


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mmm this or the 900d what do you guys think? 


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Your amazon link is linked to the wrong product.


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Hmm, the video is restricted to only those with the link. This isn't normal I don't think? :P This is like the first time I've gone to a video through the forum so I don't really know :)


 
 
 

 

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Yeah the amazon link a wireless card reader on the French site for some reason


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Your amazon link is linked to the wrong product.

 

I suspect it's Georiot mucking it up for people in other regions.

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Hmm, the video is restricted to only those with the link. This isn't normal I don't think? :P This is like the first time I've gone to a video through the forum so I don't really know :)

 

Yes I release them on the forum a little bit before I actually publish.

 

also your location is creepy as balls... :P

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Great review for a great case, I really appreciated their approach to user customizability.


 
 
 

 

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NCIX: http://products.ncix.com/detail/phanteks-enthoo-primo-ultimate-full-tower-eatx-case-black-w-blue-led-5x5-25-6x3-5int-2xusb3-0-no-ps-ba-92107-1347.htm

Amazon: http://georiot.co/1lc8

 

My unboxing and review of the Phanteks Enthoo Primo - their first case - is here. This case really impressed me, but the weight and size might be a turn off for some people. Honestly I found it a little too big and a little too heavy, but for a "mainstream" case option with lots and lots of liquid cooling support it's between this and the 900D, and the Enthoo Primo looks very appealing. The build quality is strong considering the features and price.

 

Here are the build logs I refer to in the video:

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/70138-build-log-phanteks-enthoo-primo-ice-water/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442547/ssb-stealth-spine-breaker-enthoo-primo-watercooling-stealth-look-re-build-log

That.... Is an expensive case D:

 

Well out of my price range, but it does look quite nice :)


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I was almost dead set on the Primo until I read some end user feedback around the web. Some silly quality control issues scared me off.

 

Went with the 900D in the end. Never been so happy with a case.


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I suspect it's Georiot mucking it up for people in other regions.

Yep, it goes to a Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless here in the US.


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This case really did look interesting if you were going with that 'custom' but not custom look for a water cooled rig. Personally not a fan of gigantic cases. Big is ok, but nothing that could collapse into a black hole under its own weight if you fill all the hard drive bays.


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I actually pre-ordered this case for my build and am very pleased; absolutely beautiful case. Linus' review was great, but I truly think the case shows its true colors with a custom loop installed. The amount of accessible watercooling option is ridiculous, speaking from experience. Never build a pc before and had no problems. I have no real complaints up until this point and recommend it to anyone looking into a beautiful case to try out some sweet watercooling madness :)

 

If you're interested you can drop by my build log anytime http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/106614-project-insert-name-enthoo-primo-rigid-acrylic-red/


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Better than the 900D IMO.

That's because it is. 

 

I'm sorry, but Linus' boner for Corsair aside, for watercooling setups - this IS the case.  For the PnP crowd, this case seems a little bit of an overkill.

 

Hell, even in Linus' video he used an AIO watercooling loop for the CPU and nothing else.  This is the perfect case for a custom watercooling loop and that's where it shines.  I don't know where these build quality issues are coming from - the case quality is top notch.  Not to mention the PWM fan splitter included - big bonus for controlling noise levels.

 

Dimitri has this case pegged right.


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mmm this or the 900d what do you guys think? 

THIS; from what i've seen/heard the 900D has some quality issues.


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They go to the lake of fire and fry, Won't see them again 'till the fourth of July

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Undoubtedly a great case, but I just can't get over that stepped right side panel. It just looks like it was an afterthought and isn't elegant at all. 


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