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Lian-li TR-5
7.0 out of 10

Lian-li TR-5

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Andrew J., Newegg
3 February 2013
  • Summary: I can not tell you how many different brands and types of controllers I've tried and they all have either failed or never worked 100%. Sent do many back and kept trying till I tried this one. Had it now going on 2 YEARS. Works absolutely perfect.
  • Pros: Works absolutely perfectly. Best there is at any price.
  • Cons: can't find them anymore, if I could I'd stock up.
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Good as it gets

Andrew J., Newegg
11 July 2011
  • Summary: Like I said. I tried several all-in-one and completely disappointed. A couple I had to re-solder. Best to split for a dedicated controller.
  • Pros: I've tried several controllers/alarms. Some failed, some didn't do the trick, however, this one I like. I just wanted something that worked and it does. Had it over a year and no problems. Buying a second to replace another brand in another system. Totally given up on the "all-on-one" solutions. ...
  • Cons: Only con is that remembering how to program the setting, I need to sometimes refer back to the doc. But since it works fine. I can't complain.
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User Review

Cecil H., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Nice controll panel ,a little busy with the moving semi circles.A worthy buy. fast shipping from Newegg ,ordered Sunday night had it Wednesday,from cali to Ny in 3 days nice.
  • Pros: Nice to able watch 4 system temp readings,and to controll 4 fans.All wires have mini connectors at the unit for easy removal if you chose not to use all. being able to lock in one temp reading with out ti scrolling thru all of them.
  • Cons: One temp sensor stays at - -,I bought this manily for temp readings and having on that reads nothing is irritating.Doibled checked to make sure the temp probe is connected and yes it is.
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Excellent Product

Anonymous, Newegg
13 February 2011
  • Summary: -Motherboard: MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -Memory: OCZ Reaper Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV12GK x 2 -Processor: Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6...
  • Pros: Readable at almost any angle. Makes a great fan controller although I'm not using it as one even though I know its not known for catching on fire like NXZT Sentry I didn't want to take any chances. Make a great thermometer for showing temperature of up to four system components VGA, CPU, SYS1, an...
  • Cons: Didn't like the temperature of the northbridge chipset at full load and the directions don't tell you how to turn off the alarm.
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Keith S., Newegg
2 February 2011
  • Summary: Wish Lian-Li made a more understated, minimalist, clean-looking controller with the same functions. I don't have any use for flashing or scrolling bars that mean nothing.
  • Pros: Can run 4 fans, and independently vary speed with reference to how hot each each matching sensor is, or run any or all or the fans at 100% fixed. Can switch Celsius or Fahrenheit for the readout.
  • Cons: None, really
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Battery replacement for TR-5B

Ricardo L., Newegg
11 November 2010
  • Summary: CR 2032 3V.
  • Pros: Battery replacement
  • Cons: Battery replacement
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Has some issues

Bryan W., Newegg
13 September 2010
  • Summary: Probably not worth the cost. Going back to the stock case fan control, which will remove this from my case and clear another slot for better airflow.
  • Pros: Looks kinda cool in the case. Matches my PC 80 case.
  • Cons: Hard to see if the case is on a desk. One fan sensor doesn't work (always shows 0000rpm. Fortunately, this sensor is attached to the front fans on my Lian Li PC80 case, so I can easily verify that yes, indeed those fans are spinning.
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yanked it out...

Daniel H., Newegg
3 September 2010
  • Summary: Came with no battery, and no one at Lian li ever responded as to what exact battery it utilized so I could buy one. Yanked it out and have moved on to another manufacturer... Aerocool.
  • Pros: works great as long as you never turn off your computer...
  • Cons: no battery means you have to reset your settings everytime you cycle power on your computer. Lian Li tech support, or lack thereof, never responded to my inquiries.
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Umm.. where's the battery?

Daniel H., Newegg
26 August 2010
  • Summary: I like products that ship complete.
  • Pros: Good looking unit. Nice functionality of pushbuttons to adjust fan speed and preset temps for alarms.
  • Cons: Umm.. it says that the battery lasts a year. Well, not if you didn't provide us one to begin with!? I can't find specs to tell what the voltage should be so I can get one. So you'll be stuck with resetting the settings EVERY TIME you restart your computer.
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Coffee Black

Matt F., Newegg
10 August 2010
  • Summary: I machined a groove in my enzot*ch CPU water block for the thermistor to have direct contact with the CPU. Greased and mounted the cooler, hooked up the water hoses and turned on the machine. No reading on the cpu thermistor.
  • Pros: Looks good in the top bay of my silver lian li 65B modded for water cooling. Not too bright or dim, visible from reasonable angles. Provides an alternate source of monitoring fans and temps. Not real bad expensive.
  • Cons: Came with a bad thermistor. Date appears as Year/month/day not month/day/ year.
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