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Phanteks Enthoo Primo Full-Tower ATX Case Review

By Akim Green

Manufacturer: Phanteks Co.
Product Name: Enthoo Primo
Model Number: PH-ES813P_BL
UPC: 886523300014
Price As Tested: $249.99 (Amazon Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Phanteks.

When it comes to high-end full-tower cases, a few models immediately come to mind: Corsair’s 900D, Thermaltake’s Level 10 GT, Cooler Master’s HAF-X, and a couple others. There isn’t nearly as much variety for E-ATX compatible cases as there is for cases that support ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. Perhaps this why Phanteks was keen to release their first case into this category. Enter the Enthoo Primo, A premium full-tower aluminum body case with numerous new features and great compatibility for water-cooling hardware. Phanteks is among the best manufacturers of computer case fans and CPU heatsinks, so one would expect that their genius in cooling innovation would carry over to the Enthoo Primo. It is quite clear that Phankteks aims to make a statement with this new case; It will be competing head on with the already established high-end full-tower cases. Benchmark reviews will take a closer look at the Enthoo Primo (model PH-ES813P) to see whether or not Phantek’s first chassis deserves a place among the very best.

Being mostly constructed of metal, the Ethoo Primo is very heavy and when fully assembled it is very near immobile. However, such materials help to make a case cooler, quieter, and more aesthetically pleasing. The chassis is very well designed and looks good from every angle. Phanteks has opted for a more subtle, minimal design rather a vivid, extravagant theme employed by some manufacturers.

Despite the massive accommodations made for water cooling, in this review, the Enthoo Primo will be housing a fully air-cooled system. Remarks will be made about the aesthetics, ease of assembly, noise levels, and temperature of the chassis. General remarks will be made about how it compares to a cheaper full-tower case, The NZXT phantom.

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Features & Specifications

Case Specifications

Dimension

250mm x 650mm x 600mm (WxHxD)

Form Factor

Full Tower Chassis

Material(s)

Aluminum Faceplates, Steel Chassis

Motherboard Support

ATX, EATX, mATX, SSI EEB

Front I/O

2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Mic, Headphone, LED Switch, Reset Switch

Side Window

Yes, split-window design

Expansion & Drive Bays

Expansion slots

8

Power Supply Slots

2

External 5.25″

5

Internal 3.5″

6 (2x 3 HDD cages)

Internal 2.5″

12 (2x 3 HDD cages + 2x doublestack SSD brackets ) *expandable to 3x

Cooling

120mm fan

140mm fan

Front

2x

2x (2x included with LED)

Top

4x

3x (1x included)

Side

2x

2x

Rear

2x

1x (1x included)

Bottom

4x

2x (1x included)

HDD

2x

-

Liquid Cooling

120mm radiator

140mm radiator

Front

Up to 240

-

Top

Up to 480

Up to 420

Side (w/o HDD cages)

Up to 240

-

Rear

120

140

Bottom

Up to 480

Up to 280

Clearance

Graphic card

257mm (reservoir bracket installed)

277mm (reservoir bracket installed w/o cover)

350mm (no reservoir bracket)

390mm (HDD cages in front position)

515mm (no HDD cages)

CPU cooler

207mm

Cable management

30mm

PH-F140SP (included fans)

Speed (rpm)

1200±250 rpm

Max Airflow

82.1 CFM

Static Pressure

1.33mm H2O

Acoustical Noise

19 dB

Packaging Information

Package Dimension

320mm x 725mm x 705mm (WxHxD)

Net Weight

17.9 kg

Gross Weight

20 kg

Warranty

Length

5 Years Limited


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