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Summary Fairly well-made; the acrylic base is machine-cut, and the components appear to be hand-soldered. The LEDs are not ridiculously bright, and it comes with a power molex extension. If you're going to install this in your system, make sure you figure out how you're going to mount it... The included strip of double-sided foam tape works, but isn't all that visually appealing. Then again, in the dark, who can tell! If you're going to do it another way, be aware that the base is attached a the corners by screws that go through the circuit board, and have two sets of nuts: one to space the PCB, and the other to hold it on. So regardless of how you set it up, there will be something extruding below the plastic.
The kit comes in a sturdy cardboard box with a dense foam block inside, so you can reuse it to ship say, a small video card if you're into auction sites.
However, in the spirit of modding, I have never used this product as Bitspower intended. I ordered it solely to strip the fan connectors off, since NCIX doesn't stock that sort of thing... Combined with an existing order, it was cheaper than ordering 50 or 100 pieces and paying shipping from an electronics warehouse.
I've left three connectors on there, one 5V, one 7V, and one 12V - used with a spare PSU, this lets me easily check airflow and noise at different speeds before installing new fans. There are two regular "bulb" LEDs on the top of the board, as well as several of the surface mount variety on the bottom.
Pros Plenty of fan headers Glows red if you like that
Cons Not all fan headers are 12V
Summary Good power splitter / block. Molex connections and acrylic back plate glow red from board mounted LED's. Be forewarned that of the 11 3-pin fan headers, 4 are 12v, 4 are 7v and 3 are 5v. Good for undervolting fans, but don't hook your WC pump to the wrong header or it won't start.
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