Regular readers will already be aware that KitGuru has been following the development of the Phanteks Enthoo case now for months. In the United Kingdom Overclockers UK have struck a deal with the company – selling direct to the enthusiast user.
We are excited about this case and have one in our labs for review very soon, so keep your eyes peeled on the home page. At £199.99 it is going to need to meet some pretty high standards.
We will copy the press release below:
Phanteks are very well known for their high-end cooling solutions, the Dutch design team created some of the best on the market but today we see the debut of their new ATX case the Enthoo Primo. The case sets accessibility and functionality levels of its own.
Dutch designers at Phanteks have created some of the best and most efficient coolers on the market today, well known for their unique looks and colour schemes. Today Phanteks debut their new case to the world, the Enthoo Primo – a case that sets a level of it’s own and it’s really a monster. When you are dealing with a company that specifically design coolers, you know the capability in a case will be above and beyond.
The case has clean and elegant style, refined with aluminium front and top panels along with controllable LED lighting. The stealth interior covers the PSU, HDD and cables along with grommets (modular cable cover) for the most clean and sleek looking system.
For more installation flexibility, the internal HDD cases can be repositioned or removed which can also give unrestricted airflow. A closed HDD panel strengthens the chassis rigidity even when the cages have been removed. Drop-n- Lock brackets is a great feature which means SSD’s can be installed on 3 different locations, the brackets are supplied with the case.
For easy installation of cooling components the front and top covers can be removed along with dust filters that can be removed cleaned and reinserted with ease. Tidy cable management is always essential, the Enthoo has pre-installed management capabilities with tools behind the motherboard tray that can be fastened and released. LED ON/OFF switch is capable of controlling 4 additional LED fans and LED strips.
The case has space for up to 2 PSU’s.
Now we get to the cooling, and this is pretty special! Phanteks have hit the nail on the head with this and it would be expected from a company passionate about thermal solutions. The Enthoo has up to 16 fan mount locations (120mm / 140mm) and comes stocked with 5 of Phanteks’s new PH-F140SP premum 140mm fans. The PWM hub will enable PWM functions to 3-pin fans. A max number of 11 fans can be connected to the hub.
The thermally isolated PSU location directs heat away from critical components. Extensive watercooling can be supported in the case and support provides 5 different installation locations for thin and thick radiators from single all the way to quad along with clearance for push-pull fan configurations. The case has innovative liquid cooling mounting systems which include :
- Radiator brackets allows for easy installation (bottom and side).
- Modular cable cover with pre-drilled holes for mounting reservoirs.
- Rear reservoir mounting location.
- Universal pump bracket with vibration dampening function.
- Dimension 250 mm x 650 mm x 600 mm (W x H x D)
- Form Factor Full tower
- 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
- 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 3HDD cages)
- Internal 2.5” 12 (2x 3HDD cages + 2x doublestack SSD brackets*expandable to 3x)
- 257 mm (reservoir bracket installed)
- 277 mm (reservoir bracket installed w/o cover)
- 350 mm (no reservoir bracket)
- 390 mm (HDD cages in front position)
- 515 mm (no HDD cages)
- 207 mm
- 30 mm
The case can be bought from www.overclockers.co.uk here and will retail for £199.99