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This review is from: BitFenix Spectre LED Green 230mm Case Fan
Pros: update to my previous review, pros remain the same, SEE CONS!!!
do not plug the LED into the provided molex connection. The fan came with no manual (thus the loss of an egg) and apparently I could have damaged the fan/fan controller. Luckily this fan performed fine and I removed the molex connection and placed the loop back into place.
everything is good... could have turned out worse
Other Thoughts: only issue is the lack of a manual. The LED loop can be removed in order to connect to a fan controller to toggle the LED on and off... in all honesty I see why this would be wanted but it could have been better indicated. Heck even something on the wire saying: "only plug into compatible fan controller" would have been good.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Green 200mm Case Fan
Pros: Same as past post
I warned before about the Molex to LED adapter... this was due to 0 documentation coming with the fan. I added 1 egg because, in all honesty, it should have come with a manual but I unfortunatly didn't get it and assumed the LED wire needed to be connected to the fan. I'm not the first to do this, but I want to be the last.
THE LED WILL WORK WITHOUT EXTERNAL POWER. A little closed loop is already attached. Leave this in. It is removable encase your Fan controller has an LED off switch, otherwise it will work fine.
Other Thoughts: I burned out two headers (one took longer to die because I swapped to 5v.... x.x;;;;;;) and it wasn't until I went to BitFenix's website where I found their warnings and instructions. Again this device (and it's 230mm counterpart mind you) both lacked instructions.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black/Green Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: This case is great. I'm going to put this out there: It is large. Please pay attention to the case dimensions!
The case came with all the screws one could possibly need and a little tool that I found fantasticlly valuable when mounting the Motherboard Standoffs, which was a small socket-to-Phillips adapter. It was great because I didn't need to swap screwdriver heads to attach the stand-offs.
The case has mounts for everything from uATX to EATX and even a few standards I haven't heart of.
Fan controller is a great option, the symbols are interesting and clearly labeled. USB 3.0 and 2.0 break-outs clearly labeled on the front, as are the HDD and power LEDs.
Came with a speaker as well, which was nice (My PC has lacked a speaker for some time) so it's nice to have back.
This even came with Radiator stand-offs. This case came with everything.
Cons: I ordered this with all the "Optional" Fans, and while it MAY have been the fan itself (BitFenix) getting the top 200mm fan into the case was a pain. This might have been because of the fan I purchased however.
The other fans worked just fine without issue.
Fan controller has one header that is not working at this time. I have reached out to the manufacturer for a replacement - again this might be the fan, but at this time I have connected the fan to another header on the mainboard and it is running at this time.
Other Thoughts: Great case. the only issues I ran into might be due to the fan I purchased, but otherwise everything is great!READ FULL REVIEW