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NZXT Phantom 820 Series CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This case is so beautiful. When you look up the word aesthetics you are inevitably presented at some point with pictured of beautiful lithe women. The case is huge, but it has curves in all the write places. Assembling your components is so easy and fun to boot because for once there was no squeezing in to cramped places. No tight spots that a lot of cases have and end up with you cursing under your breath. Instead, for me at least, it was how beautiful can I make the cables and wiring. The fans that are included are already hooked up and ready to go. In fact they give you more extra wires for fans than there are spots to hold them. I had been researching cases for months, and like almost everything I buy for my computer I read, and read until I know the product inside and out. I was moving out of an NZXT Apollo metallic chrome case that was six years old. It is a pretty case, but no cable management at all. It is also a midsized case, and the Cooler master hyper 212 Evo I purchased after dropping in a new AMD fx-8350 because the sound of the stock fan was driving me crazy just barely fit. It fit with some creative Dremmel work. When I had the evo on the older case it was much quitter and kept temps down to 51-52 C. This new case was built to make sure people like me never have to worry about issues like this. In fact, with cables out of the way and a cougar in the first slot on the bottom blowing up and the tilt-able device with another cougar angled up it seems like it was designed just for me. Playing any game all out or running Prime 95 makes no discernable difference in sound, and the temp never goes over 38 C, but I read that the Intel burn in was the real test. That I could expect 20 C degrees more in heat running this savage program. So I got it set up and could only put on the setting right under max since I only have 16 GB of ram. Once again, sound wise you would never know the machine was under load, and better it topped out at 45 C and wouldn’t budge after that. This is all thanks to the airflow dynamics of this case. The HUE color system is wonderful, and I have the fans maxed out. I would turn them up if I could since they are so quiet. Inspired I have begun my quest of perfecting it. Bought some Red cables to match the Crosshair V Formula Z motherboard, but I am having a problem finding some 140 mm red bladed fans. Juts not sure I want to go red led. I can’t find any color changing led fans either.

Cons: I haven't had anything break on me, and I just found out I can order a fuller windowed side panel from NZXT for only $30.

Other Thoughts: I get a warm happy feeling just looking at the monster sitting on top of my desk on the corner. I put a small 2x4 inch magnet of Frankenstein's monster on the side panel. It says it all.

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Rosewill RCDV-12008 9.84
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: They conduct electricity, they are nice shade of bright red, and if you take the time to work with them they actually can look pretty frakking good on your rig. I felt obligated to update my review because although everything I had written was true....for the amount spent these can really make a big difference in how your P.C. looks.

Cons: They aren't Paracord, but then I got four different of these cables for the price of a single cable with Paracord.

Other Thoughts: The 24 pin cable actually looks amazing. I just took the cables and carefully grabbed them by the ends and worked them back forth over the steel stand for my tall room fan. Like flattening out a dollar bill by pulling it over a flat surface. It really coaxed the cables into being fairly flexible. I am looking at it now as I type, and it just flows nicely back into the cable routing area behind the motherboard. I took the pci express 8 pin and 6 pin and worked them as a single unit once installed. I used ties (not to tight) every inch or so to "train" the cables down and under the graphics card. At the far end I used a little black tape over the ends that already had a rubberized black coating anyway to fix the individual cables into the shape I wanted. When I removed the ties it wasn't perfect but I was still very happy at the look. The one cable that was off colored was the 8 pin cpu power cable up in the far upper left corner, and I will be darned but out of direct light it looks nice too. It's been three days and they have retained the shape I worked to get. I hate feeling like a hypocrite so I felt like I had to write this because of how hard i was on the company after first un-packing them. I will try to upload a photo, but it says video and I am not into doing that so take all things into account and happy shopping.

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Rosewill RCDV-12007 9.84
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: they conduct electricity.

Cons: These look like someone spilled oil on the cord. I bought four of these, and this one is just not red. It's almost purple, but not truly.

Other Thoughts: Quality control? on another note if you are new to this like I was then look into paracord. This stuff is very stiff, and to make things worse the individual cords are in some cases not the same length. Quality control?

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Terry B.'s Profile

Display Name: Terry B.

Date Joined: 03/06/11

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 09/09/13
  • Last Review: 02/15/14
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