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I have one of these cases. They look nice, and are quite light. I got one with a 650 W power supply pre-installed, which along with the pre-installed fans makes for a good deal. A couple of things you should know before buying one: - the FAN controller board for the front panel fans does not do PWM speed control. The fans just run at top speed. The connection to the Motherboard just allows control of the RGB, not the speed. I'm thinking of replacing the fans and controller board with one that has PWM connection to the motherboard. - the blue power light is VERY bright. I put some electrical tape over it, and it is still quite bright. - the manual is terrible. It lacks information about the fan controller board (e.g. it says nothing about hooking up the power to it, has no listing of compatible fans, has no description of how to remove the front panel if you want to replace the front fans). The diagram showing the hard drive mounting is cryptic, a simple illustration of how a drive is fastened to the plates would be helpful.
I have a ThermalTake Commander C34 case. This has two 200mm ARGB fans in front, connected to a controller board. The rgb on the fans are supposed to be controlled from the board without needing the motherboard controller. I can't use the motherboard connector since my MB (Asus Z390-H) just has a regular LED strip connector (12V RGB) and not an addressable RGB (+5V DI) connector. But without a connection to the motherboard, the fans don't seem to be powered. It seems kind of silly to have the ability to operate the RGB independently of a motherboard control, but still require connection to the MB for power (why not use a SATA power or something like that as is done on many ThermalTake fan hubs). Any ideas on how I could power the controller board? Otherwise I guess I will have to get another fan controller board. But the barebones manual doesn't have any information on what type of fans are installed in the case, nor any details about the controller board actually. So I am not sure which separate controller board to get that would be compatible with the fans in the case.