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BitFenix BFA-RCN-WS-RP Recon Fan Controller

  • BFA-RCN-WS-RP
  • SofTouch, ABS Plastic, Steel

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The BitFenix Recon Fan Controller controls up to 5 fan channels and features internet connectivity. Featuring dual processors that continuously interact with your motherboard, Recon enables you to monitor and control your system on the go with any internet-connected device, including the latest smartphone, tablet or laptop. The easy-to-use touchscreen displays your current system temperatures and status, while giving you easy access to Recon's robust functionality. Customizable profiles make it easy to save and recall your favorite settings, while the SofTouch bezel makes it an attractive addition to your killer rig.

 

  • newegg Internet Connected for Mobile Devices Recon is the world's first internet-connected fan controller. Once setup, Recon allows you to monitor and control your system fans and temps using any internet-connected device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops. Best of all, Recon is not platform dependent and only requires a simple web browser to operate. Ideal for users who run their systems 24/7, Recon gives you total control and peace of mind - no matter where you are.
  • newegg Touchscreen Controls The Recon's touchscreen controls are easy to use to tab on or make adjustments to your system. The touchscreen offers system temperatures and fan speeds at-a-glance, and even alerts you in the event of any temperatures getting too high. The intuitive layout makes it easy to adjust your fan speeds to adapt to any situation.
  • newegg Dual Processor Technology Recon employs two custom microprocessors that interact with your system for accurate real-time status monitoring and control. Working with your motherboard, these microprocessors connect to your system and enable you to control your system's fans both locally and via mobile devices.
  • newegg System Status Monitoring Recon’s robust system monitoring capabilities enable you to keep tabs on your system at all times. Fan speeds are displayed at-a-glance, and both fan voltages and threshold temperatures are all right there to help keep you up-to-date on the health of your rig.
  • newegg Five Channel Thermal Control Recon gives you five thermal channels to couple your system fans with. Each channel delivers up to 10W of power, enough to drive even the largest fans!
  • newegg Customizable Profiles With a single button press Recon allows you to customize your own profiles and recall up to three of them on-the-fly, allowing you to be ready for any situation. You can set up an entertainment profile to keep fans spinning slowly during a movie, or a gaming profile that spins up your fans full speed when the action heats up.

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Brand
BitFenix
Model
BFA-RCN-WS-RP

Details

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Compatibility
5.25" Drive Bay
Material
SofTouch, ABS Plastic, Steel
Dimensions
147 x 43 x 67mm

Features

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Features
Internet Connected for Mobile Devices

Touchscreen Controls

Dual Processor Technology

System Status Monitoring

Five Channel Thermal Control

Customizable Profiles

BitFenix SofTouch Bezel
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ted R.
  • 1/1/2016 7:23:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseasy setup nice looking

Pros: this is the best looking control I have ever bought it is absolutely stunning 5 fan controls 1 I use for my pump 5 temp probes I love it looks amazing

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I will recommend this to all my friends and will also buy another for my other build

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  • emory k.
  • 12/7/2015 4:19:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDissapointed

Pros: Nice Looking, Matches My Case, Operates Well

Cons: Poor Instructions, Not Described Truthfully As to its real operating capabilities

Other Thoughts: First off, this is a great idea for a fan controller. Especially being able to control your fans while away. However, everything about this extremely disappointing. This is no where near a plug and play device. Some PC's it may work perfectly fine on, but its seems though it doesn't on most. I'm no PC dummy and it still took me hours to get the capability to use the web interface that it has. And to no avail all the Googling I could do left me with no solution. After trying different things on my own I was finally able to get it operational. As far as the instructions that came with it, well I believe they would be best utilized as a paper airplane. Even after scouring the manufacturer's support page dozens of times, it seems as if even the support people have no idea on how to get it operational on most PC's. Your left with try this or try that. I should not have to open CMD prompt, I should not have to jack up my router and install wings on it, nor should I have to ask for a pardon from the President to get this to work in a rather short amount of time. I would not recommend this, don't get me wrong it looks great in my case. I'll never get back the time I lost trying to get this thing to work so I would not suggest it to anyone for fear of them smashing it with a hammer after failed install attempts like I was very close to doing.

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  • Mario B.
  • 9/25/2015 7:26:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat fan controller, with issues.

Pros: -Easy to use
-Looking very nice
-Very sensitive touch screen
-5 temperature sensors
-4pin fan connectors
-You can turn off the sound

Cons: -Pain to install
-No instructions
-The software is unusable
-No sleeved cables
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Other Thoughts: Wow, this fan controller is the worst thing I've ever had to install in my whole life. I'm not exagerating. First of, the mounts were bent when I received it. Secondly, when I tryied to intall it in my Phanteks Luxe case, I realized I would have to take off the normal mounting system to mod my case to fit it. Seriously Bitfenix you need to work on that mount. The screws that coame with it weren't the right ones. I had to take my own which wasn't a problem for me. But still, it should comme with the right screws. Now for the software. Wow, is there a way you guys could do a normal software like corsair link, or anything that does not need some port fowarding (Which I can't do on my router..........) So basicly the fan controller resets each time I restart my PC. I wish there was some sleeved cables for the Sensors and the USB cable. I placed one of the sensor on my RAM and we can see the shinny cable. Same for the white/blue/red/green usb cable........... I only have sleeved cables in my pc and everything is clean so. Tbh that wasn't the reason I took off two eggs.

1st egg- The painful instalation
2bd egg-The software is unusable

Other than these two things, this is a very great fan controller. Better than the Senrty LX, Sentry Mesh and the Sentry 2 That I used.

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  • Victoria D.
  • 3/25/2015 4:04:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome product

Pros: Looks complicated at first with all the wires hanging off it, but it was super easy to install and get working.
LED touchscreen looks amazing and gives you a great look at your fan speeds.
Has 5 little temp monitor probes you can easily stick all over the inside of your case to give you good temp indications.
Comes with extra adhesives for the temp probes as well.
The white color faceplate feels like a satin rubber material so it wont scratch the front of your case if its a tight fit.
Has a loud conformation mode when you touch the screen or you can set it to silent.

Cons: i love it but my case fits 7 fans so an additional 2 fan controlling wires would be great. Other than that i really have none, its a great product.

Other Thoughts: Its a great product by a good company, i bought the Bitfenix Pro all white fan series for my case, saw the white fan controller and decided to give it a try.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2014 6:31:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBitfenix quality once again

Pros: well made, nice white shade, controls multiple fans, readout nice

Cons: Pricey,

Other Thoughts: I am glad that I bought this instead of trying to save $$$. The white perfectly matches all 3 cases that I am flip-flopping between (Enthoo Primo, 760T, GRone) and the thing seems well built. I do expect quality from certain brands and Bitfenix is one of them -- and they once again have delivered!

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  • Richard H.
  • 7/15/2014 1:22:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Looking, and it (mostly) works

Pros: Best looking fan controller. Not an opinion, but fact.
Can control fans over the internetz (why?)
Manually control fans as well

Cons: terrible interface for controlling fans over the internet
hard to read screen when there is light in the room

Other Thoughts: This controller looks amazing when paired with my bitfenix case. Everything works, and has worked for over a year, easy to install. Internet fan setup wasn't too easy and rather pointless, not worth docking an egg bad though.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 1/27/2014 6:46:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: A nice touchscreen fan controller with a good feature list. I don't run automatic mode or use the online features usually, but I did play around with them for a bit during initial setup and they seem to work fine. Manual mode works great and is able to run all five fans without error. The softouch finish blends flawlessly with my Shinobi case.

Cons: No LED control, which I found a bit weird since the Hydra does have it, but I leave them on all the time anyway. Might be a con for some.

Other Thoughts: I admittedly bought this because the Bitfenix Hydra doesn't come in white. After having it in my case for a few weeks now I've really warmed up to the look and feel of it.

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  • Jeri S.
  • 9/10/2013 4:04:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPretty decent

Pros: Looks cool.

Cons: It serves its purpose as a fan controller. I hooked up 4 fans to this but when I first installed it, the fourth fan just would not work no matter what. After about a week of using the fourth fan on the fifth fan connector, the fourth connector decided to start working. Also about once or twice every week, the controller decides that its going to switch its mode from manual to auto and since I'm not using the temperature probes because the provided tape sucks, it runs the fans super slow, and my computer gets really hot. Fix your software BitFenix before you destroy my computer.

Other Thoughts: I bought this primarily because I wanted to put 7 fans in my case and my mobo only has a few headers.

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  • george d.
  • 8/19/2013 3:51:33 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOk, more work but does the job

Pros: It does the job setting the fans at the right speed and all, i got the mobile interface working and everything made the fans spin
"Y" and 1:3 splitters work but read more in cons
did the job
loved the mobile interface it worked

Cons: but i had a lot of issue's
-1, power I wish i could do more, i had 2krpm fans stuck lower rpm for some odd reason
-2 I put a lot of time into my work and the heat probes and tape failed leading to lots of head aches
-3 you cant use "Y" 1:3 well it works but you lose rpm settings and the front panel some times stops displaying heat cause it thinks the fan has fail... but fan is still spinning
-4 this only happened once all the fans "failed" and i almost had a bad burned cpu the probes worked i saw the heat and shut down later i rebooted and it was fine...

Other Thoughts: make sure you "need" anything like this before you even buy this or anything as such
do your home work
the mobile interface is a little risky port opening and that jazz windows only for what i remember wish linux could get it too

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/3/2013 11:21:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfor modders

Pros: REally nice features, be if it controls six fans instead of five. Other manufactures need to follow what Bitfenix is doing in personal PC product. Custom colors is where is at now. Due to cost and time consuming via DIY, is cheaper and better to buy ready made product in good quality. I can't speak for all, but I'm willing to pay extra if they have the colors i want and sleevings i need. If only other manufactures can see that.

Cons: none i can think now.

Other Thoughts: Since Bifenix sells a lot of sleeved products. I think all of there products should be sleeved by default. Fan cable, cables & etc.

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