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Apevia FC-01
5.5 out of 10

Apevia FC-01

Apevia PCI fan speed controller with 4 pin connector-controls Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Apevia FC-01

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Overall 10
10

Fan Controller

Michael W., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Pros: Just what I was looking for. Works perfect for the occasional moment when I need a little more speed for cooling.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Too scared to touch it to anything metal!

Ryan C., Newegg
16 February 2013
  • Summary: Don't touch it with anything metallic after power has been applied to it.
  • Pros: I've had it in my machine for a month atleast and it's been doing its job perfectly.
  • Cons: As others have stated it will ground out if anything touches its heatsink and I believe them. So be weary of that, once its bolted in it should be fine just make sure nothing metallic will swing around and touch it.
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Overall 10
10

does the job

Jennifer V., Newegg
1 February 2013
  • Pros: much better then direct from power supply :)
  • Cons: made kinda cheap and maybe a little over priced but I'm happy
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job.

James H., Newegg
14 March 2012
  • Summary: They work...
  • Pros: Cheap, bought 2 and they work well. No issues or fuss, easy to install.
  • Cons: Cheap quality, over priced.
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Overall 10
10

Works For Me

Marc A., Newegg
5 March 2012
  • Pros: Reduces noise by decreasing fan rpm (50% guesstimate) Does not require a drive bay. Controls multiple fans as advertized. (5x 80cm, don't risk more than 3x 120cm or larger)
  • Cons: Heatsink may be exposed to circuitry, so don't touch it. Give it adequate clearance.
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Overall 6
6.0

CAREFUL

Simon S., Newegg
23 January 2012
  • Pros: it works.
  • Cons: The heatsink is electrically charged. that is, if it touches the case, it equals a direct short.
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Overall 10
10

It works

Ira W., Newegg
29 December 2011
  • Pros: It slows down fans so they make less noise.
  • Cons: No 3-pin or 4-pin adapter.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for a while, then died.

Qingxuan Z., Newegg
5 December 2011
  • Pros: Works well when it worked. The pigtail controlled all three of my case fans together. My HTPC was dead silent at the low setting. Pretty easy to install and use.
  • Cons: Died after about 18 months. One day, the computer turned on, and all three fans were at maximum speed. Turning the knob didn't do anything. I don't know what happened and I can't open the assembly to see if anything was burnt out. The little assembly isn't designed to be opened. Maybe it overheat...
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Overall 10
10

Speed Controller

Daniel U., Newegg
31 October 2011
  • Pros: Can control a 140mm, and 3 90mm fans no problem Doesnt use up front bay Easy to install Really reduced noise from smaller fans when turned down
  • Cons: Doesnt turn off fans when turned all the way down.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2011
  • Summary: There aren't very many low priced fan controllers on the market so it really was a case of taking what I could find.
  • Pros: Good enough at what it does if you're only using it to control 2-3 fans.
  • Cons: Build quality is on the cheap side, but then again the product itself is pretty cheap.
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