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Cons: - There is a chip in the aluminum on the top panel
- There is pant missing on the corner/edge of the left side panel
- Paint scratches along the entire the front bottom edge
- Nearly $200
Other Thoughts: So I did not notice these defects until after I completed my build and after I threw away the box it came in. I called Newegg and they refused to let me return or exchange it without the original packaging (bad Newegg!). I contacted Phanteks via email since they do not have a phone number. It took Phanteks two days to respond and they require that all pieces of the case that have defects be sent back to them for "inspection" before they can "approve" replacements to be sent out. This is a terrible warranty policy to have for computer cases. What are customers supposed to do with their parts if they have to return pieces of their case to the manufacturer before they can get replacements? I can't have my computer sitting around wide open with 3 panels missing from it while I wait for Phanteks to "inspect and approve" replacements for the panels. I had similar problems with a Corsair case in the past and Corsair sent me 5 side panels until I received one that did not have any scratches. Yes, you read that correctly. 5 side panels. It took Corsair 5 times to get me a panel without scratches on it, but they did not require me to send anything back to them nor did they give me any trouble. They also have a phone number to call and speak to very helpful customer service reps. I hope Phantkes steps up their game because they won't last with terrible customer service and warranty policies. I am going back to Corsair due entirely for their great customer service and will not be buying Phanteks again due to their comparatively disappointing customer service.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Blue Switches
Design, sturdy solid plastic, weighty
The blue switches on this are surprisingly good. I use it 9+hours daily for work and can't tell the difference between my other mechanical keyboards. I actually prefer these Khail switches over Cherry MX Reds. Yes I know they are dramatically different types, but these blue switches are very impressive. Compared to the similar Razer switches, the TTesports switches are much lighter and clicky feeling. I haven't typed this well on any other keyboard, and I have tried almost all of the Cherry switches. Had blue, black, brown, then red. I do not have a direct comparison between these and Cherry Blues though, but they really are not that different from what I remember. Even if they are a little bit different, I don't think the Cherry switches are really worth $20+ more. I have not had any problems using this keyboard for 9+ hours a day for work. I have never typed more accurately or comfortably, next to Cherry Blues, which these emulate pretty darn perfectly.
Cons: I thought some keys felt different than others, but that was just me being super paranoid like everyone else.
no wrist rest! :-(
Other Thoughts: After using it daily, I have not noticed any keys different enough than any other to stand out and make me notice them. It is possible there are some uniformity issues with the switches, but none that I can notice while using it every day. Just buy the keyboard. You won't regret it. If you have any issues, there is something called an exchange or RMA. Every piece of computer hardware has this risk regardless of the brand, so get over it. Don't give a product a bad rating because you received a defective one, which will Always eventually happen no matter what. Buy this. Give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.
My only other thoughts are if there is a Cherry MX Blue keyboard at the same price, get the Cherry, but if you are trying to save some cash and there are not any Cherry keyboards similar in price, get this. Even though I do not think there are any REAL WORLD differences between Khail and Cherry.
German vs Chinese. Yea I know.
"The terrible Chinese are coming to make terrible keyboards!"
Get over it and start saving some money by buying these switches.
+Great, effect lighting
+Moves good amount of air
+Rubber pads on frame to prevent vibrations
+Solid build quality
+Red when lit up, orange when not
+Did I mention Quiet?
Cons: -The rubber things to install them silently are not that good. I ended up not using any of them because they did not hold the fans tight enough against the case, which allowed them to wobble
Other Thoughts: I did have all CM Jetflos in my Corsair Air 540, but the noise was getting annoying and I eventually had to replace them. I first purchased the Corsair AF red LED fans, which seemed to work well, until i played games. Temps went way too high with the Corsair fans. I replaced all my fans in my case with Cougar red LED fans. Two 140mm intake, One 140mm exhaust, and four 120mm on my radiator in push/pull.
My case is very quiet now. The fans on my MSI GTX 780Ti's are louder than my Cougar fans. My temps were much lower than using the Corsair fans, but a tad higher than the Jetflos, but the noise to performance ratio of these fans is perfect. I am not sure how they compare to Noctua fans, but I can't imagine these being worse. Buy these fans and you will not regret it. They aren't leaf blowers like the CM Jetflos, but they are fantastic nonetheless. If you have room for the 140mm, get those as they are even quieter and move more air than the 120mm. You cannot lose with these fans! Just buy them already! Why are you still reading this?