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1ST PC CORP. FC-FCT-B Fan Controller

  • FC-FCT-B

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

Details

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Compatibility
Fits in any standard 5.25" drive bay

Features

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Features
6 x 3-pin connectors to fan, 1 x 4-pin molex to power supply
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2015 12:37:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA little Gem

Pros: Surprised with this products overall quality. Never heard of the company but the overall product is awesome (even the packing). The panel is easy to navigate. Simply touch the fan logo and adjust the fan speed percentage accordingly. The upper left corner even has a voltage reading that can be toggled to show the rpm of the said fan in question. Overall, a great way to control 3 pin fans that can drive any sane person well, mad.

I am overall controlling 6 fans:

3 x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing
3 x COUGAR CF-V14H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing

Sweet spot I find for these fans is around 1000 rpms. They spin well above that on their own so this product has brought peace to my ears. I also like the fact that I can adjust the brightness of the panel.

Cons: This is nit picking but the touch panel is obviously not your Samsung Galaxy S6. Doesn't always catch when you're trying to push a button but it's half an egg off for me so it rounds up overall to a 5 because functionally, it gets the job done.

Other Thoughts: Side note:

Each individual fan is only taking in 6 to 7 volts at these speeds so if you have more then 6 fans I'd encourage you not to shy away from this panel. Simply buy some fan splitters (I think there's even one's that go from 1 to 4; not that I'd recommend that kind of load) and you'll be set to go.

PS: I don't use the automatic feature with this panel and the sensors you'd need to connect to the pins on the motherboard to read the temperatures across it; so I cannot comment on the product in that regard. I consider this to be a bit of a gimmick of fan controller panels to be honest and overall bought the product for manual control alone because that is what I wanted in the first place.

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  • Janet R.
  • 4/22/2014 5:14:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Controller

Pros: Solid product and looks great in my corsair 650D Case. Had to remove the tool-less locking mechanism and screw into place. Works and looks great and easy to install. I am running 3 High Yate Loon 120mm fans and 1 200mm Bitfernix pro fan with my controller. Will be add other LEDs that I will be controlling with this fan controller as well.

Cons: Instructions could be better. Gave no instructions on how to install temperature probes. Would be nice to change the color on the display. Would have been great to have the temperature wires sleeved, as the lines for the fan wires were.

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  • James S.
  • 3/6/2014 4:15:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks, but mostly disappointing

Pros: High wattage per channel, remembers your settings, decent RPM readouts, nice looking, compact size makes it easy to fit in tight spaces.

Cons: Touch-based interface is novel, but a pain. Temp sensors suck. Not well suited for high-powered fans, despite it's ability to run them (see other thoughts). Automatic fan control is flawed in its design.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this to primarily run four Delta 1212GHE fans, the 250 CFM jet engine beasts. I wanted to be able to have the fans run at low power while idling or doing simple things, and have them crank up automatically when I got into some serious computing. While it CAN power the fans just fine, it isn't well suited to do so. The main issue is that with the fans set at 40% or below (the point at which they are no longer jet-turbine loud), they won't start. This means that every time I start my computer, I have to go to each fans setting, boost it over 50%, then turn it back down to 40%. Fine-tuning the fan speed is a pain, since it's touch controlled. It takes several tries for each channel to get it back down to 40% instead of skipping right down to 30% or back up to 50%.

The automatic option isn't very well designed, as it runs at only two speeds: the speed you set manually, and 100%. This means that as your PC hits the temperature mark you set, the fans will boost up to full blast. Since this will then cool the PC and lower the temp, they will then go back down again almost right away. So the fans will go high / low / high / low / high / low over and over again about every two seconds. As you can imagine this gets old VERY quickly.

If you're running high-power fans and want them automatically controlled, I highly recommend instead getting some PWM fans and a PWM splitter with a PSU connection. This seems to work perfectly.

If you're running regular, relatively quiet fans, this controller would probably be just fine. It does look nice and has plenty of outputs.

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