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BitFenix Spectre LED Green 230mm Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs DOH!!! 03/03/2014

This review is from: BitFenix Spectre LED Green 230mm Case Fan

Pros: update to my previous review, pros remain the same, SEE CONS!!!

Cons: ***UPDATE**

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.

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BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Green 200mm Case Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs ********UPDATE****** 03/03/2014

This review is from: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Green 200mm Case Fan

Pros: Same as past post

Cons: ***CORRECTIONS!!!!***

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.

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NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black/Green Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

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!

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Display Name: Jordan E.

Date Joined: 01/25/05

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  • Last Review: 03/03/14
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