Final Thoughts & Conclusion
This was the first time I have used NZXT’s HUE system and I must say, I’m thoroughly impressed. The LEDs on the inside of my case really show off all of my components with their bright and vivid colors. Equally impressive are the AER RGB 2 fans, which not only look great, but they are also whisper quiet. I really loved that both the LED strips and HUE 2 RGB Lighting controller included magnets on the back. This allowed them to be easily installed and even moved during my build. If you are running a plastic case, NZXT has also included 3M adhesive tape on the back of the LED strips to secure them and the lighting controller can be installed using the SSD mount points or the included Velcro strips. My only complaint about the hardware was the use of the Molex connector to power the controller. It’s well known that Molex are not the greatest connectors, and it would been nice to see SATA used instead.
Moving over to NZXT’s CAM software, much like with the H500i I reviewed previously, it was extremely easy to set up and configure my HUE 2 accessories. CAM comes with plenty of presets out of the box that can really bring your build to the next level. Personally, I went with the “Fading” preset which allowed me to select matching colors that are cycling on my ram to give me a unified look.
Overall, my experience with the new HUE 2 ecosystem was amazing and I’m really enjoying the look I was able to create. It really gave me the brightness and color that I needed to show off my build through the tempered glass of the case. If you’re looking for that extra pop for your build, I highly recommend you check out NZXT’s HUE 2.