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SILVERSTONE FP33-B Controller, Panel

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  • FP33-B
  • Aluminum

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3.5" Drive Bay
1.43" x 0.67" x 1.22"


Three independent fan controllers
Compatible with all SilverStone "FM" series fans
Compatible with all 3pin fans
All aluminum enclosure for 3.5" drive bay
Included optional expansion slot cover for rear mounting

Material: All aluminum 3.5" bay, steel expansion slot, aluminum buttons

Color: Black

Application: 3.5" drive bay or expansion slot

Fan Connectors: 2pin SilverStone fan connector, 3pin fan connector

Fan voltage range: 5V ~ 12V

Cable Length: 600mm
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Steven O.
  • 3/16/2012 4:40:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Fits a 3.5 inch slot, plenty of cable length running from chassis with the knobs to the controller itself. Supports up to 3 fans.

Cons: Very poor build quality, had mine die after less then 3 months of ownership. Two of the plugs on the controller pad which mounts to your case died out, leaving only one fan spinning. Better off buying molex repeaters if you need to connect multiple fans and only have one or two fan connectors on your motherboard.

Knob adjustment doesn't seem to be all that great, even with my 1200 RPM Fractal case fans.

Other Thoughts: Silverstone seems to like overpricing their products and this one is no exception. Better off getting a Scythe controller even if it costs more money, the build quality of this product is just not worth it in terms of durability and lifespan.

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  • Ryne S.
  • 10/23/2011 2:49:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine.

Pros: Works and seems well made.

Cons: The knobs are backwards when I adjust the fan speed. It says on the face H and L for low and high but when I turn to H it goes low. It's no big deal since I know how to adjust the knobs. It's thinner than I would of liked. You will need a 3.5 to 5.25 bracket to mount this...since it's not included.

Other Thoughts: It works fine but they should of mounted the knobs the oppisite way to go with the face plate. The board it comes with is pretty soild and has a 3m sticker on back and is guarded with plastic to protect it. You don't even need to use the board if your fan has a built in connector for the controller like my silverstone FM121 fans. You can swap the knobs off of this if you wanted by pulling them simply off.

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  • Jon L.
  • 5/31/2011 7:07:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Performance

Pros: Fits nicely inside the case. Despite what some might say, I can easily fit this in the case, with no interference from other cables or the like. It looks nice and seems to be a pretty simple design.

Cons: Not a fan of the converter-thing (I'm not technically savvy on this, but it looks like resistors). It doesn't stay in the little plastic square it comes in. Sure it's glued in, but it pops out pretty easily. At first I did nothing, but of course (my fault, again) I didn't take into account the exposed metal on the bottom of the thing. It sparked once when it came into contact with the case. I just covered the bottom in electrical tape and boom-done.

Other Thoughts: I like it a lot, and think it's pretty good. Seeing as the jumble of resistors wasn't glued down too securely, it could have been designed more securely? Honestly, I just wasn't too gentle on the poor thing, so if you treat it well and be careful to not yank on the cables, there will be no problems.
I absolutely recommend this product.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 5/21/2011 12:30:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsCaught Fire

Pros: 3.5" Fan Controller

Cons: Pin converter is tiny, not to mention the fact that it caught on fire inside my case. Seems that one of the resistors was faulty overheated and hence the fire. Fire short circuited all of my fans and blew out the 12v rail sensor on my mobo. So all in all this little controller cost me quite a bit of money.

Other Thoughts: Bought from another store but nonetheless this is the same product. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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1 out of 5 eggsBought one from Fry s

Pros: None.

Cons: Did not work. I bought one of these from Fry s, and adjusting the knob did absolutely nothing to change the fan speed (I have 3 3-pin fans). I tried multiple configurations, including using an older 2-pin fan which I had, and surprisingly, the 2-pin fan could be adjusted with the knobs; that leads me to believe that the problem lies in the little converter they give you for using 3-pin fans with this. Doesn't matter though, because I'll have to return it.

Other Thoughts: Even though I didn't buy this from Newegg, I figured I should still post that I got a bad one on here, since it appears (based on the fact that multiple people have had this problem) that it's fairly widespread with this device. Know that when you buy this you're taking a fairly big risk that it won't work whatsoever.

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  • David W.
  • 6/10/2010 10:05:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt works, but it does get very hot ! !

Pros: It works accordingly, and thee installation was a breeze. Capable of running my x3 Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fans (12Volts x .53Amps) at maximum 1900 RPMs w/ 110 CFM .... simultaneously, that is.

Cons: Thee x3 resistors on the little PCB will get extremely hot, if your case is not properly ventilated or cooled. Or if you place the little PCB near components that generate a lot of heat. Or running multiple fans with high-Amps. Unfortunately, the PCB is not equipped with heatsinks like other brands.

Other Thoughts: My x3 Scythe fans generate 6.36Watts each (at full load).
Use caution if you're implementing fans with more than .59Amps of current.

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  • Aleksandr S.
  • 5/2/2010 7:10:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOverpriced Failure.

Pros: Well, it has the merits of being designed in a way that considers your convenience. That is, the cables are plenty long for even the most ridiculously large cases, and you have the option of front dock or rear expansion slot bracket interface.

Cons: Whatever the cause may have been, neither of the 3 channels will control any fans - fans simply spin at full speed, as if no controller is present. And of course I tried both the front dock pots and the back-plate ones. They absolutely make no difference full voltage is present at the fans regardless of the knob positions. Even if you remove the pots, the fans still go full blast.

Will rma for refund. Period.
I will now simply buy another reputable 4 channel controller with temp sensors, sharp LCD screen, precise controls, and best of all - reliable quality. (They make good controllers for handling their crazy kamikaze fans) I already bought one from the Egg, and am now wondering why I ever even bothered with this overpriced trinket, when the other was only a Lincoln more?! I guess if was solely for the 3.5 vs 5.25 bay design. But then again, there are still more reputable 3.5 offerings here at the Egg. Only they don't have the back-bracket option.

Other Thoughts: the Printed Circuit Board design is unnecessarily cramped and is the source of 99% of this product's failures. The whole thing is hardly 1 by 1 inch square, and has to hold the big 4-pin molex connector, 3 2-pin connectors, and 3 fan connectors. While the other electronics are on its underside, embedded in nylon-type glue (like the kind you have in heat-glue guns) This obviously means poor cooling for the circuits, and current limiting circuits can get HOT! And i have to wonder about how hot that glue was when the assembled PCB was originally submersed in it. Maybe that's where it all begins?
The power resistors are protruding over the 2-pin sockets, so they get rocked sideways whenever plugging or unplugging has to be done. The long leads on the resistors are forgiving at first, but it's a lame, inconvenient and inconsiderate design.

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  • Chris B.
  • 8/15/2009 4:05:20 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMeh performance from a Meh company!

Pros: Scythe fans hooked up to the product are SUPER! Too bad only one of them has any fan control.

Cons: It's just not a very good product for the price. It's cheap, the board it uses is prone to problems. I just wouldn't.

Other Thoughts: Buy this product from another manufacturer. Price needs to be about 9 dollars for the performance.

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  • Shristine M.
  • 7/18/2009 1:17:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks just fine

Pros: choice between front panel or rear expansion slot.

I actually removed one of the rheostats from the rear slot and mounted it straight to the back of my case; I only needed one.

Cons: PCB is indeed cramped, but mine wasn't flimsy. Wish I had 2 PCB's or I could just buy the PCB separate, but then it would be like getting two controllers instead of one.

Other Thoughts: Yes the cables are quite long but I see it this way: Better long than short. I'd much rather have to tie/wrap up long cables than to be stretching them or forced to move the PCB from where I want to put it. Plus long cables help with cable management sometimes.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/19/2008 12:03:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Simple and reliable.

Cons: "pcb" controller is a little flimsy and a slight bit cramped.

Other Thoughts: if you already use a few of the variable Silverstones and use the knobs without the controller you will notice that you can actually turn the fans OFF if put on low.

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