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Originally Posted by Caruban View Post

I thought that a single 3.0 header could support either 1 3.0 device or 2 2.0 devices? I'm not actually sure on this one.
Either way, my mobo has 3 headers and 8 3.0 ports in the back, and I own NO 3.0 devices... oops. tongue.gif

A usb 3.0 header can support 2x usb3.0.. so putting only 1x USB 3.0 on the front panel was kinda meh. The front panel has an additional half-size USB 2.0 mobo header for the single remaining USB 2.0 port on the front panel.

My mobo only has 1x USB 3.0 header so it feels kinda wasted to me. frown.gif

In regards to what Phelan said; the older-revision Phantoms don't have the hole cut out 'cause there was no need for it. The USB 2.0 connector was at a right angle so it wasn't neccessary. Then the USB3 revision was released, so they cut the hole.

If you actually BUY the 3.0 f/p from the NZXT store, the USB 3.0 connector is at a 90 degree angle, so it's compatible with all chassis revisions. If you get it as a freebie (a la replacement part for the usb 3.0 revision), it's straight-down, and you need to cut a hole.
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I had this problem.
I used a dremel and cut a hole out myself.
Its pretty easy.
http://www.overclock.net/t/876350/official-nzxt-phantom-club/10790#post_16921614
Yeah im sure if I wanted I could cut a hole just fine I just dont use my Phantom anymore so its not really a big deal at the moment.
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Yeah I dont even know if I'll use my usb 3.0 on the top of the case....at this rate Erakith will convince me to ditch it...lol
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I plan to switch mine for a 2.0 variant and add another 2 2.0 port and 2 3.0 ports in the top via I/O panel from another model, just haven't decided which yet. I also want to add another fan controller. Are you gonna use yours Ken? biggrin.gif
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post #12285 of 14938
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

I plan to switch mine for a 2.0 variant and add another 2 2.0 port and 2 3.0 ports in the top via I/O panel from another model, just haven't decided which yet. I also want to add another fan controller. Are you gonna use yours Ken? biggrin.gif

I will not be using mine. If I use one it will be a sentry or something along those lines. But my high speed yates are going to be run at 100% all the time.
Edited by kgtuning - 6/27/12 at 8:24am
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I will not be using mine. If I use one it will be a sentry or something along those lines. But my high speed yates are going to be run at 100% all the time.

How hard do you think it would be to switch the Blue LEDs to red? I have a soldering gun, so may be interested.
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How hard do you think it would be to switch the Blue LEDs to red? I have a soldering gun, so may be interested.

I don't think it would be very difficult, I planned on doing that myself but after seeing how my fans worked with it I decided to not use the stock controller. I thought the yates were going to be loud but all running push/ pull on my 360 all they are quiet to me. Sorry I'm getting off topic, anyway have you changed LEDs in the past? If you can solder then changing lights should be easy. Lol I hate soldering personally. I prefer metal fab. Lol.
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Reason there is only 1 usb3.0 header and not two on new cases is because not everyone has usb3.0 and the usb3.0 uses a motherboard plug connection. So if your older mother board did not have usb3.0 and if both ports would of been converted then you would not have usb on top ports at all.
     
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How hard do you think it would be to switch the Blue LEDs to red? I have a soldering gun, so may be interested.

It's extremely easy, you don't even need a soldering gun.

You pull the panel off the case (2 screws, comes off easy.)

Turn it over, there's a screw holding the LED cables in place. Unscrew it. Pull the wires out. Blue caps are glued over the LEDs at the ends of the cables. Peel the glue off (easy), put red caps on, glue back (if you want to - I didn't.), screw the cables back into place, reinstall.
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So they're white LEDs with caps? Where can I get red caps?
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