Mine absolutely had to be black. Why you wanting a white one? Yes, in pure performance the Kraken is obliteratingly good - you get what you pay for. But for convenience, size and the software it's less than impressive. I was lucky the R6 fit it. The build quality is the best I've seen in a fan - heavy, durable, and the design is excellent as well. But it's the RPM range which is awesome - every speed for every need - and the amount of air it pushes is exceptional for the low noise return. And best yet? They're not even that expensive! I paid £14.50 I think it was. I'd have willingly paid £30+ for this kind of gear.