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Reeven Twila RGB LED Light Strip Review

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Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

A QUICK WARNING BEFORE PROCEEDING: Since Reeven did not include instructions, and there doesn’t appear to be any documentation on the Reeven site either it’s important for me to stress proper connections of the Twila RGB strips to your PC if you are integrating it with another system such as I did with the ID Cooling Dashflow 240 RGB cooler.

The 12v must never be connected to any of the RGB ground wires, as this could damage the strips, and possibly damage the motherboard as well. The connectors that come with the Reeven Twila RGB LED strips are clearly marked, but the extension cable for the ID Cooling unit only has an arrow indicating the 12v side of the connector.

Reeven Twila RGB LED Light Strip Review

This is just to illustrate the importance of the order in which the connectors are to be hooked up. Keep this in mind at all times when connecting your LED strips, or possible damage may occur!

Testing was rather simple, despite the lack of instructions being included with the product. I already have an ID Cooling RGB Dashflow 240 system installed. The Dashflow 240 included a RGB header with a 3-way splitter, which allows you to connect more RGB lights.

Using this splitter (from the ID Cooling Dashflow 240) I was able to connect the Twila RGB strip without any issues. I ran the extension cord to the top back of the PC just above the rear exhaust fan, and ran the first strip across the top of the PC case (back to front). I then connected the extension cable and used the double-sided tape to hold that run down to the bottom of the case, and then attached the other strip to the bottom of the PC case (front to back).

Reeven Twila RGB LED Light Strip Review

Above is a picture of the bottom strip installed on the floor of the Corsair Spec Omega case. The magnets hold the LED strip in place easily. Keep in mind if you are using an aluminum case, you will need to use double sided tape to tack the strips down.

Test System

  • Motherboard: Asus X370 Pro
  • System Memory: DDR4 2800 16GB Corsair Vengeance
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 1600 @ 3.8Ghz
  • Audio: On-board
  • Video: XFX R9 390 8GB
  • Disk Drive 1: Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD
  • Disk Drive 2: Western Digital 750GB HDD
  • Optical Drive: N/A
  • Enclosure: Corsair Spec-Omega
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850 Gold
  • Monitor: Acer X223w
  • Operating System: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Results

After installing the strips and turning the PC back on, the lights synced up immediately. I fired up Asus Aura Sync software to see if all the lights would sync and display correctly, and they did without a hitch.

Reeven Twila RGB LED Light Strip Review

As you can see in the image above with all the lights set to static white, the interior is lit up fairly well. Do to blooming issues with the camera (I had to reduce exposure settings), it appears darker than it actually is to your eyes. Without reflections on the glass at night, it appears that the glass is not even on the case.

Syncing during all the Aura Sync software patterns was not an issue at all. All the lights were in sync at all times. The Reeven Twila RGB LED strips integrated into the system without a single hiccup!


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