Phanteks Enthoo Primo: Giant Tower Case

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EXTERIOR

The Phanteks Enthoo Primo immense body is constructed primarily of steel with an brush aluminum front bezel and top cover. It measures 25.0 x 65.0 x 60.0 cm or 9.8 x 25.6 x 23.6 inches (W x H x D) for a total case volume of 97.5 L. It has a good 30~40 L advantage over most big ATX towers.


Opening the door reveals five ventilated 5.25 inch drive bay covers. Underneath it is a removable cover housing a dust filter for the dual front 140 mm LED fans.

This cover has an interesting design with a less restrictive honeycomb grill coupled with a fine mesh filter behind it, separated by a large air gap.

While there are a few vents on either side of the fans, most of it is covered up once the filter is placed on. The rectangular ring cut into the filter cover is the primary intake source.

The power button is somewhat hidden at the top right next to the hard drive LED. Its location and rectangular shape fits right in with the surrounding contours.

The top of the case is home to another large dust filter. Along the side of the right protrusion are mic and line-out jacks, two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports (covered by removable rubber plugs), a reset button, and a switch controlling the case's internal lighting as well as the front fans' LEDs.

The power supply and a side radiator can be installed on the right side, so there is ventilation provided for both.

At the rear of the case, next to the expansion slots is a spot to mount a reservoir. The power supply is rotated from its typical orientation and can be accommodated on either side of the case, depending on one's needs. The recommended location is on the side pictured left, allowing a 120/140 mm fan to be placed on the right.

More dust filters can be found underneath the case. Thin rubber pads provide some vibration protection and keep the bottom from scraping against the ground.

The front and top filters are secured by pushing down at the center of the top edge which opens/closes receptacles for a pair of plastic barbs. It's a finicky system — the push has to be hard and dead-center or it only attaches/detaches to/from one side.


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