Very close category. We can honestly say that no other category was as tight at the top, with two clear challengers battling it out for the prize of being named the ‘money no object’ chassis winner.
In the end, we went for the product that delivered the most innovation, the one that tried to push the envelope harder than anyone else.
So what do you get for a penny under £200 in 2013? The answer is the Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower chassis. For a start, the name itself is a killer, it sounds like nothing else you have heard.
But what about the technologies included? What does Phanteks bring to this highly competitive/congested market?
Here’s is an extract from our conclusion back in August, that puts the chassis in context.
“The brushed aluminium finish looks marvelous and ensures the case will satisfy the high end enthusiast audience. It looks very expensive in the flesh, which is always a bonus. The interior design of the case is quite unusual and has been suitably geared towards supporting water-cooling configurations. There is room for a vast array of different radiator combinations in various locations, for example you could fit two 480 mm radiators in this case.
There are also pre-drilled holes for mounting a water-cooling reservoir, which is sure to appeal to water-cooling enthusiasts. The Phanteks Enthoo Primo is priced at around £200 and we feel this is priced fairly competitively and will make a great alternative to the likes of the Corsair Obsidian 900D, which is significantly more expensive”.
Overall, this case has an impressive array of water-cooling options, a genuinely interesting design and a highly innovative interior layout.
As long as you don’t want to install more than 6 full sized hard drives from day one, you’ll find this an excellent case – built to the highest standards.
We guess that we shouldn’t have been surprised, given that Phanteks managed to oust Noctua from the overall number one spot in air-cooler technology.
Read our review, over here.
KitGuru’s choice for Best Chassis of the Year 2013 goes to the Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
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