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1ST PC CORP. FC-FC5V2-B 30W 4 channels fan controller

  • Display shows fan RPM, voltage and temperature. 7 different colors for the digital display, anodized black
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Model

Brand
1ST PC CORP.
Model
FC-FC5V2-B

Spec

Compatibility
5.25" Drive bay

Features

Features
Display shows fan RPM, voltage and temperature. 7 different colors for the digital display, anodized black

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Michael W.
  • 1/25/2014 9:50:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroken and ultra sensitive.

Pros: Looks amazing
LED is non-blinding
Modular cables!

Cons: The Cons.

0 to MAYBE 45 degrees of adjusting the knob

Extremely sensitive knobs and I cant even change the RPM's without it jumping from a low RPM to a high one without hardly touching it.

One knob was broken when I bought it. Tried to put it on, but it is flimsy.

RMA'd it.

Other Thoughts: I really would of liked to use this, as it was my first fan controller, however it arrived broken out of the package with one knob not attached and doesn't stay on. The knobs are ultra sensitive (not exaggeration in the slightest). I wanted quality, but I got something that was suppose to be great, that wasn't. Unfortunately my first (hopefully last) Negative review.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 1/17/2014 4:16:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks Great, Doesn't Perform!

Pros: - Great build quality, solid construction
- Bright, Clear LED screen
- Quality sleeved fan extensions
- Looks GREAT in my case, fit well in my 5.25" bay

Cons: - Dial Knobs only control voltage from 0 (turned all the way left: OFF) to 45 (turned right) degrees. HUGE PROBLEM.

Other Thoughts: I was excited to receive this item after reading mixed reviews on forums. However, after getting everything wired up, plugged in, and turned on - the controller knobs only work between 0 and 45 degrees, where 0 is OFF, and 45 is MAX RPM/V. Anything in between is extremely fickle and you have to turn the dial very slowly to get any voltage response.

Its almost impossible to fine tune it, as if you turn it either way it will either throttle off or stay at max. This is a HUGE problem and renders the fan controller obsolete as the point of me purchasing this controller was to fine tune my build to comfortable noise levels.

When I bought this product there was only 1 review on Newegg and it gave favorable reviews, however now after struggling with this product for about an hour last night, I came on Newegg and noticed new reviews for this product, of which half are having my problem as well.

Instead of waiting for a RMA, I'm thinking about trying to just get a refund for this product, its either defective, or doesn't work as intended.

Other Reviewers have stated:
"Low-end voltage regulation is absurdly jumpy - moving the potentiometer, for example, one millimeter can suddenly result in a five volt change."

"The control knobs that are supposed to provide "Stepless Speed Control" can physically turn about 270 degrees; however the actual control range is only about 5-10 degrees."

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  • Daniel L.
  • 1/11/2014 12:31:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSome Caveats

Pros: Fantastic build quality; great accessory bundle (sleeved fan cables are included). 30W per-channel support. Perfectly matches my Silverstone TJ08E chassis.

Cons: Low-end voltage regulation is absurdly jumpy - moving the potentiometer, for example, one millimeter can suddenly result in a five volt change. Terrible viewing angles (par for course, honestly). No heatsinks on regulator modules; the unit smells like burnt carbon when downvolting my 12v, 18W water pump.

Other Thoughts: This unit has no 12v start-up voltage handling. So, if you have a device that requires high-end voltage for start-up, you'll have to manually adjust the voltage every time you restart your computer. Could have been solved with some inline capacitors that discharge to temporarily provide full 12v for connected devices on power toggle.

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  • Tyler H.
  • 1/10/2014 8:05:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLooks great but...

Pros: This controller is well built and looks amazing. The LED color was easily customized to fit my build. The three fan extensions & the power cable were sleeved.

Cons: The control knobs that are supposed to provide "Stepless Speed Control" can physically turn about 270 degrees; however the actual control range is only about 5-10 degrees. In order to control the fans beyond off or full speed you have to turn the knob in tiny micro adjustments. With extreme care, I could get my fans dialed down to about 7 volts, be wary, the smallest hand shake or bump while adjusting the dial and the fan speed can go off or all the way to 12 volts almost immediately. Also the Voltage on the display jumps around wildly. Changing the speed on one fan can affect the voltage output on the other three fans, requiring further adjustment. If I had experienced these problems with only one of the knobs I would say it was defective, but the fact that all four knobs require such care makes me believe this device has a design flaw. This device almost useless.

Other Thoughts: This would be an incredible product if it functioned with a full range of adjustment in the knob. For now it is just eye candy.

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  • Eric D.
  • 11/26/2013 10:19:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice but a few drawbacks

Pros: The color selection is nice, and the unit looks slick and performs well. So far no real problems. It fits nicely in my HAF XM

Cons: One of the 3 pin fan cables was defective, so that was unfortunate. There is no thermal tape to apply the temperature sensors. The knobs only utilize about 1/3 of the range and it makes fine tuning voltages a pain because of the small operational range of the knob.

Other Thoughts: It's one of the better solutions out there. The color and voltage/temp customization is nice and it fits very well. There are some drawbacks, but nothing as bad as with other fan controllers I've seen on the market.

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  • Joseph B.
  • 7/23/2013 11:40:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Controller

Pros: Great looking controller...very well built, knobs to control fan speed are very responsive. Nice bright LED screen, easy to read.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Have it hooked up to 4 120mm Corsair AF series fans, and they run great at any operating voltage you adjust it to (7-12v for these specific fans).

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  • Anthony A.
  • 6/23/2013 1:22:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSTOP!! This is the one!

Pros: This fan controller looks amazing! It looks great on my CM Storm Trooper case, and its functionality is the greatest. The screen is easy to read, and isn't overbearing like some that I've seen

Cons: None whatsoever, you can't go wrong with this

Other Thoughts: The instructions tell you to mount the fan controller in your drive bay first and then plug everything in. My advice would be to plug everything in first and the screw the controller into your drive bay. This way you don't have to try to cram your hands into your case in order to plug in the fan controllers etc

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  • Craig F.
  • 4/12/2013 12:59:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Fan Controller

Pros: Plenty of features, Individual control for 4 fans, stable power/voltage control, sleeved extension cables for fans.

One of the biggest selling points for me on this controller was the fact that there were no permanently attached cables on it. I can use what I need and leave the rest out of my case resulting in much less clutter.

Cons: My only complaint is that to change settings for the readout from voltages to Fahrenheit or Celsius and to change the color requires turning off the computer and using pin selects (like on older hard drives). I would have given it 6 stars if possible if they had done that.

Other Thoughts: I may try to wire the pins to some kind of interface. I have my doubts, but with any luck I'll be able to change colors and settings without having to shutdown the PC each time I want to change settings.

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