NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination Kit Review

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Final Thoughts


Price

The NZXT Hue+ lighting system is certainly impressive, but it’s also excellent value for money compared to other in-chassis lighting systems. Priced at just $59.99 from Newegg in the US, it’s about the same price are four strips of single colour LED chassis lights, with the addition of having RGB, the control hub and CUE software. Unfortunately, we were not able to find UK prices at time of writing.

Overview

The NZXT Hue+ is certainly an impressive bit of kit, especially for those who love to modify the design of their PC, but don’t want anything that is too complicated to configure. While there are a lot of lighting solutions on the market, such as LED fans, lighting strips, cathode lights and more, they rarely come with any after-installation customisation options. They’ll usual have a fixed LED colour, or a built-in effect that is often quite limited. Even then, they can be fairly expensive solutions when it comes to lighting a full chassis.

The Hue+ navigates so many issues by being super easy to move around the chassis, thanks to its magnetic mounting system and long extension cables. It’s also nice to see that we’ve got room for four lighting strips on each channel, with two channels available. There’s only a total of four strips included in the box, but who you connect them and how you want to sequence your lighting effects is really up to you.

The software is really easy to use, with the added bonus that it is built into the already popular and feature paced NZXT CAM software. This brings further benefits to users of other NZXT products, such as the GRID fan controller and KRAKEN AIO water coolers, as you can tune all of the products in a single application, making it very user-friendly.

Overall, the HUE+ has more lighting effects and colours than virtually every other solution on the market, yet still manages to be equal or lower in cost compared to creating something similar yourself, making it exceptional value for money.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • User friendly interface
  • Vibrant colours and effects
  • Multiple channels for mixing more than one colour or effect at a time
  • Competitive price

Cons

  • No UK stock available (at time of writing)

Neutral

  • Ideally requires a 2.5″ drive bay for the lighting hub

“The NZXT HUE+ is a great way of adding a personal touch of colour to your system build. It’s affordable, versatile and very easy to use, making it one of the best lighting kits we’ve ever seen!”

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Thank you NZXT for providing us with this information.

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