Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Review (Page 2)

| Sep 9, 2013 at 9:02 am CDT
Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Phanteks

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


The Enthoo Primo is immense for a full-tower chassis. It stands 650mm tall, it is 600mm deep, and is a portly 250mm wide, and weighs in at a hefty 20kg. For those that never converted to the metric system, that is just over 40 pounds in weight, it's almost a full ten inches wide, is almost 24 inches deep, leaving this chassis standing at 25.5 inches of steel, aluminum plating and plastic awesomeness. The outside of this chassis has so much going on that I will just wait for the images before I even attempt to destroy your mental images with my interpretation. I won't do it the justice it deserves.

Internally there is so much going on; I hope that I can cover it all. The front of the chassis offers five 5.25" drives behind a door that you can use for ODDs or reservoirs. Below that there are six 3.5" bays that are removable from behind the motherboard tray. On top of that this chassis will stack up to 12 2.5" drives in the racks and in the various hidden spots behind the motherboard tray. The motherboard tray will house Micro-ATX, ATX, EATX and SSI EEB motherboards, and again has so much to offer around it that I think the images will do a much better job than I can of showing what is available.

Cooling is handled one of two ways. You can air cool this chassis and load the chassis full of more Phanteks fans. There are five 140mm fan included of the possible ten locations for them. You can also use 120mm fans in this chassis, and all told there, you can house up to 16 of those. The other route to go is with water cooling, and is where this chassis really shines. The front of the chassis will house a dual 120mm radiator, while the top offers room for up to a quad 120mm radiator, or a triple 140mm radiator. There is also an optional rack to go in place of the HDD racks, and this will allow for another dual 120mm radiator to go on the side.

The rear of the chassis will hold either a single 120mm radiator, or a single 140mm one. That leaves the floor of the chassis which follows the top and offers room for a quad in 120mm and a triple in 140mm there. Not only that, but there is even a reservoir mounting plate and support bar that runs to the right side of the motherboard, and in the back, on the floor, there is even a pump bracket included in the design. Oh, and I almost forgot, for those enthusiast trying to run the most you can pack unto a tower chassis, there is also room for dual PSUs to be able to provide sufficient power for all your needs.

What is the best part about the Enthoo Primo? As if all of what we just discussed wasn't enough? Well, this chassis is not yet available as I write this review, but it has been publically noted that Phanteks has already set the MSRP for this chassis. So not only do you get one of the slickest designed cases currently on the planet, and it is loaded inside and out with eye catching details that make you scan this chassis three or four times before you can take it all in, that MSRP is set at an amazing $249.

Now you can see why I said the cases like the 900D, Switch 810, even my TJ11 are now on the chopping block, and I can see all of those potential customers gravitating to this instead, especially for what you get at this price.

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After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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