Phanteks Enthoo Primo big tower case is out

Posted on Thursday, Aug 01 2013 @ 15:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Phanteks enters the case market with the Enthoo Primo, a big tower case that shoots straight for the top segment of the market. Measuring 250mm x 650mm x 600mm (W x H x D), this full-tower case is made from steel and uses aluminum frontplates. It weighs a whopping 17.9kg and supports ATX, EATX, mATX, and SSI EEB motherboards. Inside is room for eight expansion cards, two power supply, five external 5.25" devices, six 3.5" HDDs (2x 3 HDD cages), and a total of 12 SSD mounting slots.

There's room for up to ten 140mm fans (or sixteen 120mm fans!) and Phanteks includes five PH-F140SP fans by default. Besides air cooling, the case also has plenty of room for watercooling, there's room for up to five watercooling radiators.

Shipments will start in September for 229.90EUR (incl. VAT).
In some sense Phanteks already accustomed us to release highend quality products Their cpu coolers beats in comparision tests any other brands from air cooling. Now after several years of hard working, Phanteks presents today a new work of art called Enthoo Primo. When you look at the pictures and specification, what we get is perhaps beyond all expectations, even with this brand. At some level it can be said that this model sets new standards in quality and functions in computer chassis industry. Enthoo fits in Full Tower type of sizes and on the left side panel you can find a window through which its easy to see the equipment. Elegant front and top are made from high quality brushed aluminum, painted in black.

Behind the front door which opens to the left, there is hidden five 5.25” bays, where you can mount your Blu-Ray drives, temperature controllers, fan regulators or even a large reservoir for water cooling. Inside you will find a place on six 3.5” hard drives and six 2.5” drives or if you are a fan of SSD, then you can install together twelve such discs.

For water cooling maniacs Phanteks Enthoo Primo will be a real treat – you can fit there five big radiators, including two of maximum size 480mm. In addition manufacturer found a place to mount two reservoirs – one in the middle and the other one near expansion slots. As if all this were not enough, behind mainboard tray there is a bracket to mount a real pump.

For those who prefer air cooling, producer installed five highend fans, which works at 19 dBA and together form an air flow rate of almost 700 m3/h. If for someone this is not enough, there could be mounted maximally 16 (really sixteen) fans inside the case. Its not everything about cooling - the maximum CPU cooler height which fits inside the Enthoo is 207mm, so even really huge radiators would fit without any problems.

Phanteks Enthoo has two strips of LEDs illuminated in blue – one at the front and the other one at the top. Together with two preinstalled fans at the front which glare in Blue, the image of computer in evenings or during nights will be knockdown. However for people who does not like any lighting, the case has option to turn all of them off.

This is not the end – due to common fact that new processors and graphic cards require more and more power, the Enthoo allow to mount not one, but two full ATX power supplies and one of them has separate wind tunnel, so the hot air would not appear near our motherboard.
Phanteks Enthoo Prime

Phanteks Enthoo Prime

Phanteks Enthoo Prime

Product name: Phanteks Enthoo Primo – chassis
Manufacturer code: PH-ES813P_BL
Type: Full Tower with window
Material: Aluminium, Steel
Color: Black with blue led at the front and at the top
Supported mainboard: ATX, E-ATX, microATX, SSI EEB
Weight: 17.9 kg
Dimensions: 650 x 250 x 600mm (H x W x D)
Supported power supplies: 2x ATX
Preinstalled fans:
- 2x 140mm front (blue led, lighting switch on/off )
- 1x 140mm top
- 1x 140mm rear
- 1x 140mm bottom
Together airflow of preinstalled fans: 693,5 m3/h
Preinstalled antidust filters:
- 2x bottom
- 2x side
- 1x front
Specification of included fans:
- Name: PH-F140SP
- Speed: 1200 RPM
- Airflow: 82.1 CFM (138.7 m3/h)
- Static pressure: 1.33mm H2O
- Noise: 19 dBa
- MTBF: 150.000h
Fan bays:
- 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm (front)
- 3x 140mm or 4x 120mm (top)
- 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm (side panel)
- 1x 140mm or 2x 120mm (rear)
- 2x 140mm or 4x 140mm (bottom)
- 2x 120mm (HDD cage)
Bays for watercooling radiators:
- 1x up to 240mm (front)
- 1x up to 480mm or 1x up to 420mm (top)
- 1x up to 240mm (side panel, without HDD cage)
- 1x up to 120mm or 1x up to 140mm (rear)
- 1x up to 480mm or 1x up to 280mm (bottom)
Reservoir bays:
- 1x rear above expension slots
- 1x in the middle after 5.25” bays
Watercooling pump bracket: Yes
Expansion slots for PCI, PCIe cards: 8
Drive bays:
- 5x 5.25” (external)
- 6x 3.5” (internal, 2 cages for 3 hdd)
- 12x 2.5” (internal, 2 cages for 3 hdd instead 3.5”, two DoubleStack SSD brackets, can be installed on 3 different locations)
Maximum CPU cooler height: 207mm
Maximum graphic card lenght:
- 515mm (without HDD cage)
- 390mm (with HDD cage)
- 350mm (no reservoir bracker)
- 277mm (reservoir bracket installed without cover)
- 257mm (reservoir bracket installed)
I/O Panel (at the top, right):
- 2x USB 3.0
- 2x USB 2.0
- 1x Audio Out
- 1x Audio In
Additional features:
- LED Light switch On/Off: Yes
- Internal cable management system: Yes
- Width for cables at rear tray: 30mm
- Cable ties included: 8 pieces
- PWM fan hub included: Yes
- Possibility to open top cover: Yes
- Separate wind tunnel for power supply: Yes
- Antidust covers on USB ports: Yes
- Front door opening: on left
- Exchangable antidust filters: Yes
- Manufacturer warranty: 60 months

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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