Date Joined: 05/08/13
Pros: UPDATE: 09/20/2018: I forgot to update this review. After the last edit below, I was able to contact Phanteks. They were very nice and did not hesitate to send me a replacment part. The replacement part arrived fast and was relatively easy to install. As of today I have not had any additional issues with this case. I absolutely love it! I changed the review back to 4 stars. I would give it 5 if I had not needed a replacement part.
I have two of these. One is the first edition with the plastic window. The other is this one. Let me tell you, if you like the original case, then you'll LOVE this one. The tempered glass really looks good.
-Good cable management
-RGB controls for case
Cons: UPDATE 11/25/17: I bought this case in May and it is now the end of November. The fan controller and LED controller no longer function. I know it's the case because the same sata power cord will work with other peripherals. Fortunately, the fan controller and LED controller are warranted for 2yrs. I've contacted Phanteks via email and phone but have not received a response. My original rating was 5 stars but I've taken two away because of the short lifespan of the controllers.
Overall Review: -Release a version with a glass-window hinge and latch.
Pros: I had a problem with hair buildup in my desktop PC's because of my three dogs. This product was the perfect solution. I also bought PCI slot covers made from similar material. Now, my PC's stay clean inside. Don't forget to vacuum these filters occasionally or they will eventually clog.
Also, shipping took 2 weeks from China! That's fast because normally shipments from China take 3 weeks or more from being held at customs.
Cons: -the symmetry is off by a hair. Probably not noticeable to most people.
Overall Review: Get these and get the pci slot vents. They will make a world of difference if you have pets like me. It would be a shame to lose a $2000 PC due to dust/hair.
Pros: -Affordable solution to keep debris from coming in your system.
Cons: -These were just an 1/16th of an inch too long. I used a wire cutter to take off the tip end. Now they fit perfect.
Overall Review: -Shorten the length by 1/16th inch.
Pros: -These fans have respectable airflow
-Simple yet attractive except for the cables
Cons: -Cables are short
-Cables are ugly red/yellow/black
Overall Review: - It's 2017... make the cables black like everyone else.
Pros: -Sleeves appear to be good quality.
-Good length. These extensions run all the way from my PSU basement.
-Nice flexibility. I had no problem working the cables through my case.
Pros: Good looking. Lots of function for a affordable case. Almost everything is well placed. You can mount an AIO cooler in the front. Also, the H80i will fit in the rear.
Cons: 1. Don't touch this case with your bare hands. Finger prints like to absorb into the paint and are very difficult to remove.
2. You cant mount your liquid cooler up top.
Pros: I love this strip! It has magnets built in so you can easily place it where you want it to be. Also, it's long enough to wrap across the top and down the side of my mid-tower case.
Pros: Does what it's supposed to do.
Pros: I put a 6600k in this and overclocked it to 4.6Ghz at 1.35v with rock solid stability. Tweaking the voltage settings was a breeze. I set it on automatic voltage to take advantage of energy saving features.
Cons: Overclocking an i7 with this board had a few problems keeping voltages at set levels. But, i5's overclock great!
Pros: These extension cables look good and do their job well. The sleeve material is flexible and durable.
Pros: Appears to be made with quality materials. It feels very nice to type on. The blue switches are great for typing/gaming.
Custom lighting patterns are my favorite feature. This keyboard allows you to adjust the lighting for each individual key. I use this for coloring specific key's depending on the current usage (gaming, professional, casual).
Cons: I took off one star because the box shows the rainbow pattern. Yes, it can do the rainbow pattern, but you have to create the pattern yourself by adjusting the color of EVERY key until you reach the desired rainbow pattern.
WHY DOESN' THE KEYBOARD COME WITH THE RAINBOW PATTERN ALREADY INSTALLED LIKE IT APPEARS ON THE BOX?!?!
Pros: The computer looks and feels great, is powerful, and has great graphics. First, this computer looks great. It has a metal exterior, sleek keyboard with full number pad, and a nice built-in speaker setup. It's fast, stable, and programs install quick. Comes with plenty of RAM (8gb and can be upgraded to 16gb max). Graphics are impressive and can be compared to a laptop with a dedicated videocard. Ran WOW on high settings without dropping below 40fps.
Cons: None so far. Windows 8 will take some getting used to, but this review is about the laptop and not the OS.
Overall Review: I couldn't ask for anything more. I wanted a laptop that would be powerful, have good graphics, and be affordable. I believe this laptop is exactly that.