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This review is from: Corsair Air Series CO-9050016-RLED 120mm Red LED Case Fan – Twin Pack
Pros: It works.
Cons: LED's aren't really up to par.
Other Thoughts: Paid a premium for corsair fans over competitors to notice that the LED was kinda weak.
Supplemented with a bitfenix LED strip and they POP.
Would have been better off buying pre-colored fans or painting a black fan red and using the LED strip I bought.
This review is from: BitFenix BFA-ACL-60RK30-RP Alchemy Connect LED-Strip Red 60cm
Pros: If you wanted to light your case up this will more than rise to the occasion.
Nice solid construction.
Cons: The double sided tape used is lacking.
Had to buy superglue to attach it securely to my case.
Should use something like an E-Sata power connector to power this. For someone like me going for the look I was going for, to have to plum up a molex power cord to my modular PSU just to power a LED strip, kinda sucks. Could easily plug this into a E-Sata string to power it without the addition of those hideous molex connectors.
Other Thoughts: Who uses MOLEX anymore?
But seriously... These are BRIGHT.
Literally DWARFS the intensity of ALL of my corsair AF LED fans. I HIGHLY reccommend this to anyone looking to light their case up and do it well. I will be purchasing another one. Maybe even find a way to manage a third as well.
Why are you still reading this? BUY IT.
Pros: Supports 4 way SLI
It's an E-ATX bored crammed into an ATX form factor
Lot's of "bells and whistles" that I feel are completely made up.
For a premium motherboard to have a sub premium audio card is a downer.
Why would you take such a good combination of contrast among colors and ruin it with off white releases for the PCI-E slots and RAM sticks. It's an aesthetic sore.
Other Thoughts: I honestly feel like this board is a downgrade from the Formula. The only thing this board has on the formula is greater SLI/Crossfire support.
It has no premium sound car. They actually expect you to buy a $400 board and spend another $100-$200 on a dedicated audio card. He says in an offhanded way "If you're gonna waste $400 on this board, you've probably wasted $200 on a better audio card" So I pay $100 premium on this board over a formula and the only extra feature I get is greater GPU support. The OC tool/panel that you're actually paying for is INSANE. You have to be on the next level of overclocking to be able to utilize any of the "extra tools and features" this bore offers.... which is extremely hard to find anything. Which raises the question, "where my $100 go?" and the answer is down the drain. You get a VERY comparable board with the formula, a cool looking cover for the MOBO, the ability to tie in a custom water loop, a significantly better integrated audio card. A motherboard that gives itself room to breathe rather than jamming your ram down your GPU's throat. LITERALLY a waste of your money for this board. Either A. you're a professional overclocker or B. want E-Pen points. Save yourself the time and the utter feeling you got ripped off and just go with the formula.
All of that aside, The board performed just as you would a motherboard. 3/5 eggs because it works but is far from impressing me. Would have bought the formula but they were out of stock and needed a nice board ASAP.
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