Date Joined: 07/27/06
Pros: Looks great. Construction and features really good for the price. Having assembled it I stand by my title. This is a nice case, especially for the price.
Cons: My unit does not have an RGB sync cable, nor does it appear to have a place to plug one in. I could directly daisy chain this to phanteks non digital RGB products, but their appears to be no way to sync this with my motherboard.
Overall Review: Hopefully manufacturer responds, interested to know if I got a bad unit or if this run was made like this. The manual says to plug in my 4 pin RGB header to motherboard. No such cable installed or included on my unit. Hate knocking off so many eggs for it, but considering it is one of the selling points of the case, and provides a lot of the value to this range, otherwise its just a case, I feel I have to.
Pros: Great construction, good magnets, great color to its effect. As in range of color and vibrancy.
Cons: None. When used on the right system these are great.
Pros: Add a digital RGB setup on a case and mobo that has none. Easy setup, have used it for a few months now and no complaints.
Overall Review: Purchased a Phanteks digital RGB 2 strip package for another PC without realizing the board was non digital. Expanded this to a 4 strip with ease, and the color effect is awesome.
Pros: The one that works in my PC has been flawless for years.
Cons: This unit however is faulty... If I use it on my 5g network, it connects, gets an IP, and says it has internet.
It can not actually connect to a website.
If I connect it to my 2g or guest networks, it goes to websites. Sometimes. During speedtests it will sometimes drop connection mid test.
Overall Review: 2 PCs a few feet apart. Both with the same card. One works great, other works great hard wired, but not able to really use this card. Both clean installs on the same build of windows.
Pros: Love this stuff. I have moved from AS-5, to MX4, to this. That's over a 15 year progression, so when I find one I like, I stick with it for a while. This will be my go to until someone comes up with something way easier AND better performing AND just as cheap. Very hard to beat when you factor all 3.
Pros: This is to educate some people. 2 things:
Don't rate this low or blame anyone for 32bit limitation. This is not new. 32 bit is a literal translation into how many Is and Os it can address, the total number is right about 4gb.
2nd, and lesser known, when you buy any copy of Win 7, the key is valid for 32 bit or 64 bit. So even if you find this post after you made the wrong purchase, so long as you can source a disk your key will work. This isn't illegal or pirating, you have purchased a legal and valid key for that level of the application (home/pro/ultimate,) Microsoft does not care if you use 32 or 64 bit.
Overall Review: video and audio codecs still have greater compatability in 32bit. Also, some apps on a 64 bit machine still launch a 32bit app. Things like Internet Explorer and media center. If this is going to be a simple system like a dedicated media center or the like, this is a good choice.
Pros: if I underclock my processor and run one GTX465 it runs...
Cons: I posted about the issues at Enermax a while ago. Wanted to update that I have heard ZERO from there support, no offer to fix. In my post on there forum I had a screenshot from that time with about 7 other threads all on there first page doing the same thing. I went back the other day, now that it has been month, and found about 6 more JUST ON THERE FIRST PAGE on the PSU support forum. I posted on each of them showing that it is the same problem. Enermax will not acknowledge the problem, or fix my supply that has been faulty since install. I used to trust enermax, thats why I didnt even question the PSU as the first cause of my reboots. Once I got to saying ok, maybe it is the power supply, I was outside the return to newegg window. Enermax quality has fallen off, and there support is no where to be found. My next PSU will be a Seasonic.
Overall Review: Please, if you dont belive me, go to there support forums. Just look how many people are complaining about random reboots. The whole PC shuts off as if someone is fliping the breaker. 5 seconds later it just turns back on. It isnt a rail loading issue or other parts. My suspsect is that the supply itself is fine but there protection circuits are faulty and some are WAY oversensative and trip a fault protection state for no reason.
Pros: Great card, when it works. Many features, very powerful for the price.
Cons: Only semi working on arrival. Had in system for a few days, thought everything was great... Till I tried to game on it. Screen flickers about once per minute, after a few of these occurences, framerates drop to stupid low rates.
Overall Review: I had 2 GTX465s (pny recerts) made it about 3 1/2 months (just outside there 90 day warranty) ordered the GTX470 as a replacement, now its dead two, stuck on my media PC with my high end gaming rig on the sidelines again.
100% Failure rate on 3 cards (tested in multiple machines) in 4 months, unacceptable. Now have $400 in paperweights and 1 card on its way back to new egg. No more PNY for me, and will stop recomending to people.
Pros: Great ram very affordable!
Overall Review: The 4GB kit was like $75. These were $25 and volume discount (only 2+) was 19.99 each. Bought 2, running in dual channel, no issues and even slightly overclocked for $38!!!! Hop on these now!
Pros: This is one of the better cards at its price point. Performs flawlesly in a system I built for my son. Runs his games very nice.
Cons: Dont QQ because this doenst run Crysis at max settings smoothly. Look at the price point.....
Overall Review: If you get what you pay for, then this card hands you a bonus in return. Got it for $63 from newegg on sale. The UV cooler REALY reacts to UV light. Thing looks like a space station in a very cool way!
Pros: Very strong UV. People are foolish if they expect a purple glow. You get some as a side effect but the point of these lights is the UV which is out of visual range. Posted pics of inside my case, people think I modded my IceQ cooler with blue LEDs, truth is, it glows like a space station just by the UV effect. Exactly as intended.
Overall Review: Has a nice on/off switch for convenience.
Pros: Case itself is great. Plenty of features, tooles, good air flow. Both the dirk tooth and second side mount fan puts air in perfect spot for me. Looks very nice.
Cons: All the pics make it look like this thing really glows green when realy only one of the fans is green LED. Fixed quick with some LED fans. Not a big deal..... PSU died on 3rd boot!!! I never expect much from a built in supply, but not a powerful system and killed it before I even got windows installed... Lucky for me, I bought this on sale so it was the same price as the unit with no PSU. Thought I was saving a little money and can get a better supply later, turned into upset kid on Christmas, and running out in a Blizzard Sunday morning to go buy a new PSU.
Overall Review: Would definatly buy again, just dont count on the PSU.
Rest of system:
MSU mATX p41m-g33
4gb Kingston Ram
Core 2 Duo @ 2.37 GHZ
Corsair 600w PSU
would have given this another egg if the PSU was at least usable. Not great, but does not fry. Also, first case was broke in shipping.... Had to RMA, Newegg was great though, got a second one to me before Christmas!!!
Pros: Got a set of these for myself and father in law. Both sets work fine, controller is nice. Only use the speakers in the head set, still prefer a boom mic, though when I tried the included mic, sound was clear.
Cons: dependog on what I set the control module on, I sometime hear a whine. Seems like the quick connect near the control module is connected to the shields or something.
Overall Review: For the money its a good set, produces good sorround sound effects.
Pros: Your average low end case. looks good, functions as intended.
Cons: Cheap constuction but on par with price range.
Overall Review: If you like the way it looks, and dont want to spend a lot of cash, great case!
Pros: looks good, runs better. No configuration issues. Great price.
Pros: Case looks nice, removable tray nice, however a little flimdy
Cons: Quality control, would be worth 5 points if they fixed it. PSU died on day 2, though they were nice enough to through in some nasty old gum in the case. only had to pry it off one gunked up molex.
Overall Review: Not a bad combo if you dont get a bad PSU. The case is not bad, but the PSU is junk, they really should offer these without it. Bought a Antec Truepower to solve the issue (though that was more then case and PSU combined.