This computer represents the indulgent excess of our capitalistic society. Nothing about its design is practical or useful in anyway. It is 3 times bigger and heavier than it needs to be. The lights do nothing.
Premiere Pro is absolutely screamingly fast with this thing. Now all other computers seem inadequate.
This thing is massive overkill for the CPUs it's compatible with but those lights sure are pretty, also it comes with its own RGB controller so that's nice. The mounting bracket also has a very neat trick of being able to mount diagonally in small increments - I have mine slightly crooked so the hoses can reach around the inconveniently positioned RAM on my motherboard, and around the corner of my egregiously opulent and impractical case. It's only mildly strained. Also, I can hear the water gurgle in it sometimes.
I wish the RAM mounted somewhere else, it gets in the way of the hoses of my CPU cooler. But that's my case's fault for being the PC equivalent of buying a mansion and only using 3 rooms in it.
The lights default to a pulsing rainbow pattern and don't sync up. You can control them with software, but they stay in their default configuration until Windows boots and the controller program can run. The program itself is also a bit of a pain - I wanted all the lights solid white, and the only way to do that was to set each light's parameters individually. Each stick has 5 lights, and I got 4 sticks. I had to perform the same settings adjustment 20 times to make this RAM look the way I wanted to. And did the heat spreaders have to be even wider than the chips? They push against the hoses on my CPU cooler. Not the RAM's fault really, it's my case's fault. I don't know. I mean it's good RAM, it works fine.
Look at this snazzy little doodad. Look at this sleek little guy. It's a lovely little thing. Looks good behind the glass panels of my horrific, gaudy case. A+.
It's white, it's shiny, it matches my motherboard and RAM. It's a snazzy doodad, a real humdinger.
This thing is a beautiful monument to excess. Its design serves no purpose but to flaunt its internals, because all put together this thing is 3 times bigger and heavier than any case needs to be. The core is all empty space and wires, and good sweet lord is it heavy. Also. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. Has its own mounting bracket. Sometimes more than one mounting bracket. So now installing your parts, EVERY SINGLE PART, has an extra layer of Ikea-furniture-building added to the process. This thing is more coffee table than computer. One of the glass panels scratched my freaking wall. Now there's a big **** in my dining room. And forget AIO cooling - I got an AIO from Thermaltake, the makers of this very case, that was listed on their own website as being compatible with this case, and the dang thing can barely reach. It's strained and crooked. This is a horrible PC case, and quite possibly the worst idea for a PC case. It's so unbelievably pretty that you have to get it. All of your friends will be jealous and the people at Micro Center will freak out that you have one when you bring it in for a try-before-you-buy AIO cooler fitting. And you'll get a workout schlepping the thing around. God this case is awful. It's so gorgeous though. I hate it. Glad I bought it.
Why can't you loop the RGB into your system? The only way to change the color of the lights is to physically press a button on the PSU itself! There's no way to sync the lights with all the other lights in your computer. What is this, the stone age?
Color reproduction is crap, black levels are diarrhea. Good thing I'm a video man who does all his color correction numerically so it doesn't matter. Killer monitor for the price, but yeah, you get what you pay for. Snazzy looking though, real snazzy. Easy to put together as well, and easy to reach ports on the back.
I don't know why any electronics maker would voluntarily put glossy plastic on anything that comes in contact with a human hand, because this stuff is smudge-magnetic. Aside from looking dirty literally all the time as long as it's being used though, it all works very well.