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ASRock's Phantom Gaming Alliance Build Guide (Page 3)

Steven Bassiri | Oct 24, 2019 at 09:09 am CDT - 2 mins, 34 secs reading time for this page

Case, Power Supply, and Cooler

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CoolerMaster, InWin, and NZXT make cases for the Phantom Gaming Alliance. All of them have similar aesthetics in regards to color theme and styling. Cooler Master offers the MasterCase H500P Mesh and MasterBox K500. InWin offers the A1 PLUS and 103. NZXT makes the H510i.

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The right side of the MasterCase H500P features the Phantom Gaming aesthetics.

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The left side of the cases features a tempered glass side panel and offers good visibility of the inside of the case. It also features the Phantom Gaming aesthetic.

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The front of the case features two huge 200mm RGB LED fans behind the front mesh, and there is one 120mm fan at the rear of the case that isn't RGB. The RGBs are not addressable. There is a splitter for the fans, and there is also an RGB LED controller that can be hooked up to the reset button so you can control the RGB lighting.

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The case is actually quite nice on the inside. There are covers that cover up the PSU area, behind the socket, and even a cover on the backside for cabling. The case has rubber exits and entrances for cables, mounting that allows you to see your 2.5" SATA drives, and the ability to mount your GPU vertically.

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There are no PSUs that are part of the Phantom Gaming Alliance, but since you wont see the PSU in this case anyways you can use any PSU. Sticking with all Cooler Master, we have the V750 power supply.

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The PSU is rated 80 Plus Gold, features Silencio FP fan technology, uses 100% Japanese capacitors, and offers a fully modular design with flat cables for better cable management.

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The PSU supports four SATA/Molex power cables, so you won't run out of available SATA or MOLEX power connectors. There are also two 4+4 pin CPU power connectors and four GPU power connectors, two per cable.

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There are two coolers in the Phantom Gaming Alliance, both of which comes from Cooler Master. The Hyper 212 RGB Phantom Gaming Edition and the MasterLiquid ML240R RGB Phantom Gaming Edition, both of which are just like their non-Phantom Gaming versions, but are customized for ASRock.

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The all-in-one water cooler comes with an RGB LED controller that will help control all the RGB LEDs, both addressable and regular in the system. You don't need to hook it up to the system through USB to get it to work, but you have that option. The fans and the pump need to be plugged into fan headers. The RGB LED controller is a nice addition and there are plenty of cables and adapters to help connect to everything.

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The cooler comes with thermal paste not pre-applied, but you will need to remove the plastic protector over the cold plate. The cooler also has a special design that allows for the separation of warm and cold currents. Both the fans and the pump have addressable RGBs.

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