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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
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great construction, tons of extras from a well designed nuts and bolts tray to fan cable extentions. Everything about this case is well built, solid and satisfying. There is plenty of room for multiple fan/res combinations and it's pretty easy to get this thing disassembled for access to most any area for your custom work. I really love that about this case.

Cons: What a heart break to make this purchase based on a lot of super positive reviews only to find this case a total bummer for water cooling. Ok so maybe not "total".....if you planed on a bay res then your golden if you planned for a "total custom show me off' case build with a cylinder type res ....... just forget it.

Admittedly I didn't do my homework on this. I listened to my "go to trusted" reviewers online and they all let me down. The biggest thing is that you're not going to be able to use the latest GeForce or AMD graphics cards in this unit and a cylinder type res.

For the overall size of this case, the relative size of the main area, you know, where the MB goes, is not really much more than a smaller mid sized case. The trick, too. is that Phanteks fools you by installing a plate and support system for hanging a cylinder type res.....but they had to know it wouldn't work with any but the least capable graphics cards!! That's what gets me the most about this whole's almost like they just flat out lied to us and are laughing all the way to the bank. So stay away from this unit if your plans are for a show case and the very best in graphics cards go elsewhere for your case needs.

Other Thoughts: More pain: The front door panel is not reversible and if you planned to use a fan controller, say like the one I use, the Lamptron FC8, to control 14ea 140MM fans,(gotta be the finest fan controller in the world), it's not going to fit either. Oh the height/width is standard but the depth....not happening. If you mount the controller normally, the control knobs are to long and the door wont close. Can you imagine!?! How could you design a case with so called water cooling specific features and not consider all aspects of the hobby? Again, my fault for the purchase but if I could reach Linus or that British guy....I'd kick their butts for the lousy, errr well, incomplete reviews. There's so much to love about this case and there are the fatal bombs that will kill your water cooling dreams that IMO you should pass on this one.

SeaSonic  X-1050 ( SS-1050XM2 ) 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Pretty good unit for what it is.

Cons: I've written 3 reviews before this. Two of them are repeated for some reason. Yes the customer service experience was super but.....not satisfactory when it came to the results. They didn't fix my problem and it took longer to find out they didn't fix it than anyone should expect.

Other Thoughts: I'm not here to bash Seasonic, that wouldn't be fair. For what they are competent at they are great little outfit. They claim that they repaired my unit, and I believe them so my only conclusion is that this unit just doesn't have the circuit design capable to run the latest tech. If you're considering a power supply for the new X99 series motherboards I highly recommend you avoid Seasonic. Go with a more current, capable and trusted outfit like Corsair. I only mention Corsair because that's the PSU I had to work with when I was TS'ing this units failure to power my new system, and the Corsair powered everything just fine. Good luck on your builds.

SeaSonic  X-1050 ( SS-1050XM2 ) 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: In response to all the gloom and doomers about Seasonic's CS. I have had a very good experience with them.

Cons: It still an out of pocket experience to ship the product back for repairs or replacement even with an RMA. Not sure how to beat that paradigm without boycotting online sales.......ROFLMAO....yeah that's not gunna happen. :)

Other Thoughts: I posted a review about the unit and Seasonic's customer service contacted me the next day. We walked through my concerns and a few TS tips and then I was recommended to apply for an RMA. That was the easiest RMA experience ever!! These guys reached out to me and did what they could to this point. I'm satisfied. I'll let you all know how it goes overall....if I remember that is. ;)


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Display Name: James Y.

Date Joined: 01/14/07

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 01/16/11
  • Last Review: 01/01/15
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