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Phanteks Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum PH-ES813P_BL Black w/ Blue LED Aluminum faceplates / Steel chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The closest you can get to dust free
The power supply setup is genius
top filter works great and is a charm to clean(vacuum)
Front panel pins replaced in 5 minutes!(by me)
phateks customer service is great (front panel pins replacement)
Phanteks blue led fans are great and quiet.
top fans(bracket) fixed in a rail and not in a hole
same thing with the rear fans bracket

Cons: Instead of getting angry and ask for a refund because of the defective front panel pins, I contacted Phanteks and a few weeks later (4-5) I received the new ones and it took me 5 minutes to replace them. Phanteks even took the time to think about unmounting time before building it ! That's why I still give 5 eggs to Phanteks.

Other Thoughts: My setup
P6T6 WS-Revolution
i 7 980
6 x 2g 1600mhz corsair
Kingston Hyper X 240g
Thermaltake 1200w
Cooler Master Hyper evo 212 (heatsink)
all fans are blue led
top = 3 x 140mm aerocool shark (intake)
bottom = 2 x 140mm aerocool shark (intake)
back = 2 x 140mm aerocool shark (outtake)
hdd cage = 1 x 120 mm aerocool shark (reartake)
front = 2 x 140mm phanteks
heatsink = 2 x 120mm aerocool shark (push-pull)
I owened a Thermaltake Armor+ case and loved it...but 5 years later it is no match with Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
If you have a problem with the front panel pins, please do yourself a Phanteks customer support and they will send you 2 new pins that will take you less time to replace than writing a angry review here.
This case is so well thought and built that even with the front panel pins problem, I was willing to keep this baby by fixing it wit velcro ! This is how good of a case this is.
I took a look at the corsair 900d before buying it, and for air cooling, Phanteks is better than anyone on the market.
I don't talk about liquid cooling cause I'm not in it.

Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Really fast, (Kingston has an excellent customer service)
I called them last friday 09-20-2013 and today (09-27-2013) I received my new SSD from Kingston to replace the one that failed in raid 0 after 10 months. I RMA 4 days ago. So, because of the excellent Kingston customer service I rated this time 5 eggs because of the quick response from Kingston.

Cons: I used to think that there was a problem to install or reinstall win7 on ssd..found out the solution.(read other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: Since that I reinstalled the ssd drive that survived the raid 0 faillure, (by downloading the ahci driver) I could'nt see the new drive in windows so I went into the control pannel /administrator tools / PC manager / storage / disk management, then I saw on the right my drive not formatted or partitioned. I formatted it and that's it. It's the new way of the old Fdisk fontion in dos system era.That may solve a lot of posters problem. I won't reinstall my drive in raid 0 because it only speeds up installations(games,and programs), and deactivate the trim fonction which I want to use to see if the raid 0 is still that valuable with SSDs. I don't remember to have seen a time difference in installing Win7 in raid 0 or on one SSD alone. Forgive my english, it's not my mother tongue. thx

Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I just posted(a few days ago) about my raid faillure with 2 ssds. One is dead after only 10 months and I finally solved the problem of reinstalling windows on the second ssd. Just needed a driver for ahci from Intel and install while installing windows .

Cons: I've yet to call Kingston about the dead ssd but i don't expect much after 10 months. At least the remaining one is still working good..but to spend over $200 for a 10 monthsof use that's way too expensive.

Other Thoughts: I didn't notice any difference in performance while installing windows on ahci mode in bios compare to raid 0. Because of the trimm fonction that we loose in raid 0.That might be the reason..I suppose. I'll wait for black fryday to buy another one to make sure I don't loose another $200+. I give three eggs because of the ssd life way too short. If it wasn't of this problem, I would give 5 eggs for sure.


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Display Name: Robert J.

Date Joined: 08/27/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 09/20/11
  • Last Review: 03/27/14
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