Date Joined: 08/20/11
Pros: Its RGB, So you can make any color known to man. Excellent LED front panel controller. Easy switching from color to color. Excellent design.
Cons: None really..
Um... Maybe brighter? can't really think of any cons. Some may find it a bit too much but I'll explain in thoughts.
Overall Review: Contemplating on which LED kits to get? Tired of that ugly yellow and black wire from that cathode. Not getting the right LED color quality you want? Look NO FURTHER! Billy Mays here with another fantastic product! The HZXT Hue ends all your searching for the perfect LED kit. Stop wasting your time and money trying to place those ugly looking cathodes in one spot of your case. Don't waste your PCI-e expansion lanes on your case to though LED controllers.. With the case market today. Manufactures atleast include 3 5.25 bays, And with the DVD drive market going down.. you will have plenty of space to fit this thing it. I mean come on, It only uses 1 slot!. Worried if it includes the color you want? Forget about it.. The NZXT Hue is RGB so their is hundred of color combinations! Don't want 3M Tape in your case? NZXT has your covered. the LED strip has a sticky back so you can stick it to your case without all those ugly trashy yellow tabs and if you want to move the 6 foot long LED strip just simply pull it up and stick it to the new spot you want it. The Hue is SATA powered so no more messing with those molex pins anymore . The NZXT Hue is the perfect LED Controller for any Case Lighting situation.
Pros: -1.5v for easy OC'ing
-RED heat spreaders to match my ROG theme
-RIP Jaws X holds high records for RAM frequencies achieved.
Cons: CAS latency is a little higher than the standard but its 1.5v which is a trade off for overclocking.
Heat Spreader is a little tall
Overall Review: If you plan to get a kit of 2 or a Kit of 4 along with a NHD14 or Phanteks PH-TC14 your going to have some clearance issues. Since I only have 2 sicks, I managed to fit them in my sliding the fan upward on the heat sink for clearance. But it only gives about the thickness of a dime.
I got 1 stick free with my Maximus V Formula a few weeks ago. and Imediately ordered another stick for 16GB
Pros: 1. Plenty of Room, and space for Multiple Graphics cards, or even the foot long cards. This case supports them all!
2. Very good Air Flow to keep your SLI/Crossfire Setup nice and cool
3.Sturdy handles to pick up the case and hall it to any lan party you go to.
4. Supports plenty of Hard drives (Even tho i only use 1)
and last but not least:
The Cable Management is probably the best thing about this case. The back of the case has enough room for your Non Modular power supply cables to be stored and tidy'ed away until use. Keeping the front part of your case nice and clean!
I recommend this case for those looking for a good Full tower in this price range. The Haf series were good full tower, but this is the new king of Full towers!
Overall Review: My System, with still upgrading
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: FX 6100: Going back to the Phenom II 980 because Bulldozer wasn't as good as AMD hyped it to be.....
GPU: 2 GTX 560 ti's (Soon to be 1 GTX 680, when free shipping is available)
Power Supply: Corsair TX 750 (Recommend Corsair and Cooler master Power supply's all day)
Case: Cooler Master Trooper
Cooler: Corsair A70 (Easiest CPU cooler to install for AMD
Pros: Comes with 2 2000rpm fans. The cooler is easy to install for AMD (and intel). For a temp benchmark i used a FX 6100 compared to the stock cooler. I used Artic silver 5. I have a temp decrease of 10-15 for load and idle temps. Also don't use top fans in your case for this thing sucks cools your CPU, but also your GPU's. I had it exhausting all the out air out of the top
Cons: Warning: When trying to make demonstration video, avoid holding camera to cooler, you will hear a tornado in the audio. I did. haha. But yes it can be loud
Overall Review: For AMD the installation is easy, you just take the single bracket piece and run it through the center on the cooler and clap it down to the socket hooks, then done!.
FX 6100 (eventually to be 3.8 or 4.2)
4x2 (8) GB Kingston Hyper X 1600
GTX 560 ti X2 in SLI
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer ( Changing to the Trooper tomorrow)
Pros: Just get this stuff. It keeps the heat off my CPU best. If your looking to get rid of the Stock thermal paste. this stuff is the best. I recommend this to even the world class overclockers
Cons: Comes in a small tube but what the heck. Your only gonna use a rice size amount
Overall Review: Whether its a H100 or your simple Fan and heatsink. Apply this stuff to it. it works like a charm