Pros: - Size
Cons: - There is no 4-pin PWM cable that comes with the card. Still works although I am probably missing out on some feature, using DC instead of PWM i do not think is a game breaker.
- mounting the card inside of a drive bay isn't a big deal, but makes it less accessible.
Overall Review: - Asus should pack these bad boys in all of their supported mobo's!
Pros: Installation was pretty simple. Mounts in an optical drive bay so make sure you have room.
Fans work as if they were connected directly to the motherboard.
Cons: At first, AI suite was not recognizing any fans connected to it, but the BIOS was. After restarting twice it showed up in AI suite and I could control the fans. Haven't had any problems since.
Overall Review: Using with an ASUS Z170-A motherboard. I'll be honest, I really didn't need this. But I got this card because I wanted to put as many fans in my case as it would allow, since I am a huge fanboy.
Pros: With Asus motherboard with EXT fan header it allows all 3 fans RPM's to be read.
Fans can be adjusted with Asus AI Suite 3
Cons: It really needs some type of either included, or aftermarket holder. The flimsy little right-angle brackets that mount to optical drive spacing just doesn't cut it.
I ended up using a piece of ABS plastic cut to size. I then used some packing foam and double-sided sticky tape. Using this, I then used studs (like to mount motherboard but made with fine threads) and mounted it to the side of the optic drive. This is much more protected than sitting right-angle to it. The plastic was to prevent any of the soldier joints from hitting metal. The foam was because the joints were long and sharp enough they could potentially poke through. Anyway, all is said and done it sits ~3/16" and right along side the drive.
Overall Review: A simple plastic bottom would make this much easier to use. I realize they were probably going for minimalist design so it could be hidden but it took me quite a while to come up with something that felt solid and safe from breakage or shorting.
Pros: Great little product. I was able to install it to the 5.25 drive bay that I was not using. Able to now control my 3 radiator fans to my custom GPU water cooled system.
Cons: No Molex wire connector included in package. I had to purchase an extended Molex to be able to reach the fan extension, but in all this was not a breaking point for the rating.
Pros: Adding a fan controller to an Asus X99 build simplified managing the two front and one top fan. I have two fan controls on the board so one would have to share. Adding a ASUS Fan Extension Card provided direct management of all 4 case fans to keep silent operation. Adding three temperature sensors to the one MB sensor gave me a view on the thermal dynamics inside the case. I have a sensor low at the SSDs, high near optical, back high at the CPU exit and back low at the PS. If any sensor gets out of band I bring the fans up as needed.
Cons: The mount is odd and requires careful placement. The corner brackets and hole space match some HD holes. I made a custom mount above the SSDs to allow direct fan plugin.
Overall Review: Some reports list ASUS Fan Extension Card as including only one temp sensor, mine came with three. Any 10K sensor works.
Pros: It works and it was hard to find for awhile! So I order 2, just in case.
Cons: No product page on ASUS website.
Pros: Seamlessly integrates with my Asus motherboard.
Cons: Molex for power....really....
Overall Review: Works fine, too bad my $300 motherboard didn't have enough headers to run 5 fans plus a CPU fan.
Pros: The Fan Extension card is great and the seller was excellent, I would recommend this to anyone who has an Asus board and doesn't have enough cooling.
Cons: ASUS instructions suck, they mentioned confusing options that aren't necessarily like a 4 pin to 4 pin cable that's (not included) but they don't mention that it's not necessary because they supplied a 5 pin cable .
Overall Review: The installation of the card itself is problematic because you have to give up one of your drive bays, and screw the board to the side of the bay with all the wires attached because your not getting your hands in after the board is installed.