Updated my old 1st gen i7 build. I had already bought the 980 GTX and 1TB SSD a year or so ago.. but completed it the past week.
So when I first installed this, I was not using the Link Cable or software, and the system seemed to run super quiet. As soon as I hooked up the link cable to a usb header... this annoying buzz started. I havent figured out if it's the fans or the pump, but Im leaning towards fans.. which I can replace easily. Seems to keep things cool though. Its just noisy.
What can I say about this? It's fast and it looks awesome. Is the plasma tube thing a little over the top? yes. Completely unnecessary? yes. But it looks awesome. :D The packaging was by far the most exotic I've ever had from a ram maker. If you have the extra $$$ to spend and definitely want some BLING.. go for it. 1 Star deducted, simply because of $$$$
I give this three starts only because my first one failed after 6 months of use. Samsung replaced the drive under warranty. Other than that the replacement drive has been running like a champ. Lets hope it stays that way!
By far the best case I've ever owned. Everything about this case is top notch, from the packaging to the case itself. The only issue I've had so far was getting the PWM fan controller and my Motherboard to cooperate with each other. Hooking the fan controller to the CPU_FAN header as instructed by phantek resulted in the MB not being able to detect a CPU fan and preventing a bootup. Some swapping around of fan headers was needed