Date Joined: 06/20/11
Pros: Looks amazing in the build, makes my corsair fans look amazing while helping light up the case. Super easy to install.
Cons: You need to purchase the PH-CB_RGB4P ( https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812987031&cm_re=PH-CB_RGB4P-_-12-987-031-_-Product ). It will feel loose if you plug it directly into your 4 pin motherboard slot, and that's because the plug is only designed to be daisy chained with other phanteks products. It is unfortunate that they did not include the need for an adapter in the item description on Newegg. It is however mentioned on Phanteks website in *'s - http://www.phanteks.com/HalosLux.html (close to the bottom of the page, under the RGB SYNC + EASY CABLE ROUTING section)
If you have Aura (like I do), if you match the 12V rail then the LEDs will work, however you will need to configure them through the Aura software. Problem is that it will only match color if you do static if you "calibrate" the LED strip through the Aura software. The adapter to the mobo actually flips two wires which would be the actual fix.
Overall Review: Other than that, I am very pleased with these covers. It's a very inexpensive way to get RGB with your existing fans, and you don't have to play literally a fortune to get good looking fans like the $100 dollar pair Corsair fans.
Only downside is that the adapter is not included, so that's an additional $7 that I wish I didn't have to spend to get a fix. Hopefully this helps anyone that is running into the same issues as I am.
Pros: Very good fan, pulls a lot of air and helps keep my Asus 7850 below 60 C in Battlefield 3 on Ultra settings. It has a very study cable and was really easy to install. I would highly recommend this fan to anyone
Cons: Somewhat loud. It's the loudest fan I have in my Coolermaster HAF 912 case. It's not noticeablefrom a distance, but can get rather annoying when I'm not either gaming or listening to music. Also the rubber mounting pins can be a real pain when you try to take the fan back out again.
Pros: It's keeping my Phenom II x6 below 30 C with a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus under maximum load
Pros: Love the weight, feel, and how friendly the mouse interface is. Has low friction and is beautiful while playing first person shooters, and has a comfortable mix between a claw and a palm grip
Cons: It's a little big. My hands are somewhat small, but that monster still feels amazing in my hand. Not enough to make me drop an egg though.
Pros: Very cool, very powerful card.
Cons: The drivers and AMD GPU Tweak software that came with it isn't the greatest, it took a while to try to get the software to work, but difficulties arose when the software crashed my computer.
Overall Review: If you do plan on overclocking and you can't get the software that came with it to work, just use the AMD Catalyst Control and OC that way. This is a fantastic card that runs everything on very high settings, the only game that I have that it didn't max out was Crysis 2, but it still made the game look absolutely gorgeous at 1080p