I didn't see any need to do push-pull on the radiator. It would take up way too much space and not look as clean, plus it just isn't necessary. My CPU runs at a good temp all the time.
It seems they've either updated all their cases to include the grommet, or they have some weird inconsistency going on. My black non-mirrored case had the grommet, but I did have to order the shroud cover from Corsair. It was worth it!
It came with it. They must have updated the cases so they all include it. I didn't even know that was an issue until I read about it here.
Thanks for the compliments!
I'd say you need it for sure if you want to control it in the Corsair LINK software for many more effects. Without it, the case comes with a controller built in that will give you some basic effects that are tied to physical buttons on the top of the case. I disconnected that controller in order to connect the RGB hub to my Commander Pro instead. So basically, these are your options:
The 3-pack comes with the Lighting Node Pro, and RGB hub. If you don't need these, it's cheaper to buy separate fans. So it just depends what you need and what's more cost effective.
My case came with an RGB hub and I got the Commander Pro to plug everything into, so I didn't need the hub or Lighting Node Pro. My wife needed an RGB hub, though, so that's why I got the 3-pack. The hub is like $10 plus shipping from Corsair. I couldn't find one on Amazon or something with free shipping. She got my extra hub and the LNP is just sitting in the box unused.
I got the black version of this case, and it also had the grommet hole on the top of the PSU. I passed my GPU cables through it:
It doesn't come with a shroud cover. It's a separate piece that I had to order separately for my build:
I have the same case, but in black, and I routed my 24-pin cable basically the same way he did. I found that if I tried to hide it more and run it to the bottom of the channel, it wouldn't reach the PSU. I kind of like that it's exposed, since I used a light blue cable, and it adds to the overall blue look/theme that I wanted.
The top does indeed take the 140mm LL fans. I'm using them on my build. I also have 4 of those lighting strips and I have everything plugged into a Commander Pro. I got a Lighting Node Pro in the 3 pack, but I don't use it. I needed the USB hub on the Commander Pro and wanted to control fan speeds. I believe you'll be ok with just the Lighting Node Pro for RGB, but I don't think that controls fan speeds. Check mine out below:
I just posted my new build last week using the same case, fans, memory and AIO. I got the black case instead of the lighter one and my RAM is black and 2x16 GB 3200. I didn't use the Lighting Node Pro since I got a Commander Pro to plug everything into.
They sell it separately. I have one on my build:
Check out my build I just posted last week. I'm using the same case, fans and AIO. I have that shroud cover on my case and it looks perfect.
Added the temps and more pictures.
Added more pictures, cost and the temps. Under load, it was running Assassin's Creed: Unity for 15 minutes or so running around, climbing and getting into fights. I also had a really old game running in the background, Everquest.
Thanks! I wanted it to be like the Logitech blue, so I went all out on that color with the cables and lights. I love that color so much.
So far, I've played Watch Dogs 2 and Assassin's Creed Unity on max settings, and they've both been smooth.
I didn't think it was that important, so I didn't go through all of the receipts to get the prices. I wasn't trying to say it was free :)
I can add the temps tonight or this weekend probably. What other information would you like?
It was a dream until I just finished it? And now my games run like a dream :P
The sleeve itself is pretty easy to put on. It's just a stiff nylon wrap that overlaps itself a good amount. The plastic end caps are a little tricky, but once you figure out the first one, the rest are easier. I didn't put the caps on the top by the radiator because the hoses are already pressed against the top case fan and I didn't want to add additional pressure from another ~ 1mm thick plastic. They're out of sight mostly, so it's not a big deal.