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This review is from: G.SKILL FTB-3500C5-DR
Pros: it looks awesome
adds extra lighting in your case
cools ram down and gets some air onto the motherboard as well
Cons: molex connection, do people really still use them glad my psu is modular?
unadjustable leds, so bright its blinding and completely lights up my room at night
distracting when gaming... that brightness... if theres a way to adjust them down to 1/4th of the brightness they are now id spend up to 4 hours to just to make it so becuase i really do want to love this product this is why i docked an egg
Other Thoughts: i think if i can figure out how to adjust the leds this product is one of the best out there for extra aesthetics
would buy again except next time id also pick up extra fans so as not to strain my eyes when gaming
Pros: i just 80% completed my build and got it turned on with the phanteks lighting and the hue+ and this case is 10 times nicer looking than the CM Stormtrooper i had previously
it is a pleasure to work in and there's alot of great about it
cable management is A++
temps only went up 2 degrees from the High airflow i had in the Stormtrooper
i cant even begin to express how much nicer this case looks than in the pictures Newegg posted
Cons: none really, these some stuff this case doesnt have but at its price point it is a 5 star case, see other for what i think the next Phanteks Evolve revision should have
I guess this could be a con for some people?
lack of usb type C or a QI charging pad on top? idk
Other Thoughts: My take on what this case is lacking:
I would like to see an indented strip on the panel behind the motherboard for mounting led lighting behind the motherboard and a hole in the psu shroud to accommodate it for cable management...
a slightly taller ceiling and a rework of the radiator bracket system so that you can use fat rads and not cover up half of the motherboard in the process, id prefer to keep my rad as an exhaust as would most people so the heat isn't coming back into my case but with this pc case that isnt possible without covering up the motherboard so all the hot air gets circulated back into my case, the rad is now an intake, sad faces.
needs a hole in the floor of the case so you can run leds out of the bottom without having to drill yourself
needs sideways gpu i/o bracket and optional high speed 16x gen 3 black riser cable options(i ordered everything i need for it and its costing me about $100 extra becuase with how sexy this case is, why doesnt it have that?
and 2 vertical HDD mounts for the right side of the case behind where the reservior mounts would go
This review is from: Phanteks PH-LEDKT_COMBO RGB LED Strip Combo Set
Pros: they're bright
they change colors
they all work
they appear to be waterproof
the magnets are okay
Cons: ok first of all the phanteks evolve with tempered glass should come with at least one of these, it doesn't so im glad i ordered the double pack, however; i docked one egg becuase of the way i wanted to set up i was going to run 1 strip to the ceiling of the Phanteks evolve, have the hue+ control the interior and then drill a hole in the floor and mount one of these dead center of the outside bottom of the case, the one accessory cable is an extender it got my first strip to the ceiling, upon un-wire tieing the second accessory cable i was upset to see that it went to an rgb header and it wasnt meant to be an extension at all this forced me to rethink my plan and i ended up mounting both strips in the ceiling, now im going to have to get another kit for outside of my case on the bottom... also it would be nice if the wire that goes to the led is longer... 1 inch is "meh" and hard to cable manage becuase you cant hide it
the other egg i docked was becuase of the silicon on the outside of the lighting strips no adhesive will stick, not even the stuff that comes on it and its 3m.. i also tried 3m white double sided foam tape and the 3m automotive double sticky tape the (grey with red) i ended up taking the grey double sided sticky tape, cutting it in half and laying it accross the strips in between the led nodes becuase thats was the only way to secure the strips to my case becuase the sheer weight of the silicon makes the strips heavy and there is just not enough magnets in the right places for what i needed them for
Other Thoughts: if Phanteks ever reads this please, give us 2 extension cables with these kits and upgrade your adhesion techniques they are nice lights they just need some revision to make the kits more practicalREAD FULL REVIEW