Date Joined: 09/09/11
Pros: Big props to Phanteks for being the most innovative hardware company. With this power supply and my new Evolv X case, I have been able to resurrect some desk space by combining 2 of my systems into 1 case. As a graphic designer and 3D CAD jockey, I often have large projects rendering on one system and using a second system to game (BF5 and Call of Duty) while rendering.
I have always been interested in the concept of "Dual System" cases, but just recently jumped into it with the Revolt X and Evolv X.
The Evolv X lines are simply stunning so I knew it was the case for me. And with the option for dual motherboards, I wanted to give the Revolt X a chance to see what it was capable of. I was not disappointed.
Currently I am using the ASRock X399 Taichi with X2950 and dual Quadro P4000 cards for rendering. For gaming, I am using Asus ROG Strix with a 9th gen i7 CPU and Asus RTX 2080 GPU on the vertical location of the case. The ITX system also conveniently controls the DRGB on the case which is nice.
So far after almost 2 months I have had 0 issues and could not be happier. This power supply has a 12 year warranty because it is manufactured by SeaSonic. Hopefully I will not have to use it.
Cons: The price could be better, but for the added feature and long warranty, that is the only thing I could put in this box.
I guess it would also be nice if Phanteks included some cable combs with the unit as well to aid in cable management.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this PSU for anyone even slightly considering dual system. Even if you do not use it to begin with you have 12 years to decide. I am sure the PSU works great to run 1 system as well.
Pros: Keeps my Asus GTX 1080 Founders Edition nice a cool.
RGB LEDs match case and motherboard
Easy Installation with clear instructions
Cons: While the outer box is really nice, the inside could use an upgrade to the foam. The product came in perfect condition so not really a con, but NewEgg made me write something here, and it would be the only suggestion I could think of.
Overall Review: At first I was skeptical about purchasing this block. This is the first liquid cooling product from Phanteks and I was unable to find any reviews, only pictures from Computex. Because Phanteks other products are innovative and well thought out, I decided to purchase the block for my GPU.
Although this is my first adventure into a custom loop, the instructions were quite clear and installation of the block onto the card was straight forward. Included with this block is their RGB adapter, sold separately for around $5 so that is just an added bonus since I did not need to purchase it separately. The adapter plugged into my Asus Hero Alpha board, water block, and Evolv ATX tempered glass case with ease. All of the lighting is now controlled through the Asus Aura software and I can change the color through a few clicks of the mouse.
I can not wait until their CPU block and fittings are available. I might just bite the bullet and redo my loop just to add RGB color to the CPU block.
In addition to those parts, I contacted Phanteks about their vertical GPU mount showcased on the Enthoo Elite (not yet available) and that universal bracket should be available before the end of 2016. I think it would be a great way to show off the color on the GPU block since it would allow the lighting on the block to be more visible.
TL:DR; I am so glad I took the chance on this Phanteks product. Installation was a breeze and hooks up to the rest of my build with no compatibility issues.
I hope Phanteks reads this and continues to make the best parts for the water cooling community.
Pros: I usually dont write reviews, but after reading the last one from Kevin S. I cant believe he got the same case as I did. Out of the box(double boxed by the way), the case was in perfect condition, covered in a plastic bag with protection on both acrylic windows. The only part I was worried about with this case was the retaining clips for the front dust filter as I read there was an issue with the first batch of Primos. My clips seem to be working flawlessly so I assume they fixed that issue. Thanks Phanteks for listening to your customers.
Cons: Where I can agree with Kevin S. is the weight of the case. It is a beast, but you would expect this chassis to be sturdy enough to hold all those water cooling parts.
Overall Review: A friend of mine who also bought a Primo did have an issue with the PWM hub, and contacted Phanteks and the replacement part was delivered by the end of the week. If thats not customer service then I dont know what is.
Pros: Have had the Phanteks PH-TC14PE for a while now. Overclocked my AMD Phenom II X4 980BE to 4.4Ghz. Under 60C at full load. Works like a charm.
Overall Review: Works great with my Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 motherboard.