Summary: I'm not going to send it back because I don't want to pay to ship it.
Pros: Looks awesome on a Haf X case.
Cons: Alot of what should be lighting up on the display is not. Across all temps and fan speeds, the middle line doesn't show. so all 8's look like 0's and so on. Circuitry aside, the controller board in the back looks like my 2 year old neice slapped it together. This is the first board I've ever seen that has parts held on with glue from a glue gun. Which is why it should come as no surprise that several parts had fallen off either before or during shipping and had to be ...
Summary: A few tech tips might help those installing this or any other fan controller. Like your LCD TV, you cannot properly view this controller or any LCD controller mounted in a PC from the top, bottom, left or right side just like a TV, you need to look straight at it for the best view. Second, when mounting the temp probes, DO NOT mount the probe on top of the chip and then attach a heat sink on top of it as this will crush the thermistor in the probe itself and not only...
Pros: Works great when you know how to install a fan controller, nice eye candy mounted in a TT V4 case. I would recommend this controller to friends.
Cons: After reading numerous reviews on this controller both positive & negative, a few things stood out that seem to be common issues so when I received the controller, I checked and repaired the following: The Temp 4 connector was not inserted all the way on the connector and was glued in place by what feels like silicone as it was sticky and soft. I removed the T4 temp connector, cleaned off all of the glue both on the pins of the connector as well as the 2 pin plug and ...
Pros: It looks nice in the case and it has USB ports which come in handy.
Cons: Just installed the controller today and it tried to fry my pc. After installing the controller and hooking all of the fans up to it I powered on my pc and I watched as two of the wires burned off their insulation and started glowing. I'm hoping this is just a random manufacturing defect and thanks to the power of Newegg I am just waiting to receive my replacement within the next couple of days and I will update my review and rating then.
Cons: For some the temp sensors, while accurate, don't necessarily attach where you need for an accurate reading - you may be close but not right on. There was no tape or adhesive provided to attach the sensors, at least in my package. I attached near the cpu, on my main boot drive, on the memory and the video card. Don't believe its a replacement for your favorite temp/fan monitor software.
Summary: I didn't list taking up two slots on your tower as a con since the product picture blatantly depicts the obvious. It shouldn't be a surprise.
Cons: Requires 3 pin fan connectors. For those of who you have molex fans and are thinking of buying adapters, be aware that it may not work, I had to find out the hard way and ended up replacing my case fans with 3 pins. You'd figure that by now companies would start offering fan controllers that are molex compatible.