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5 out of 5 eggs Nice, Clean simple 12/22/2010

This review is from: Scythe KM01-BK "KAZE MASTER" 5.25" Bay Fan Controller

Pros:

simple to use operation, uses standard 3 wire fan connection
Worked right out of the box. nice color combination, but a bit bright for a media center pc. Help to quiet a moderately loud pc, but with 24 drives spinning, it only eliminated part of the problem. While the images don't show any display is is rather attractive and clean, easy to read at a glance

Cons:

With a 120 mm fan connected to each output there doesn't appear to be any thermal problems, the transistors run slightly warm (apx 130 degrees) however when you add multiple fans you reach the current limit and the output transistors heat up. Probably should think about adding heat sinks if you want multiple fans per channel, or hit the web sites to find a higher current device, 1 amp doesn't provide much margin.

Other Thoughts:

If I were to improve this product, I'd raise fan current ratings to 3 amps per channel, and add slide switches to instantly go from F and C readouts and a second slide switch for bright, dim and off. I'd also make the mounting tabs longer to permit more secure mounting. I would buy another for my game box, but dual nvidia cards require vast amounts of cooling, makes the installation a moot point., when running crysis, that is...
The temp probes look very delicate, so care needs to be taken during installation, I recv'd 2 spares so no worries.

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