Summary: The explosion of 4-pin fans in the marketplace has led to an explosion of 3-pin fan controllers (voltage modulation) advertising 4-pin functionality. This controller is not capable of pulse width modulation.
Pros: This "controls" 4-pin fans in that it will control them by varying the voltage on the 12V lead. So, I guess its description is technically accurate, albeit this is also how 3-pin fans are controlled.
Cons: This is exactly how 3-pin fans are controlled. If you have 4-pin fans you would like controlled using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) on the 4th pin, you cannot do that with this controller.
Summary: For the light bleed over I just cut a small piece of black cardboard and slid it between the light and slider. Now it looks perfect. I guess it would have been nice if this would have been done from the factory, but it is an inexpensive unit.
Pros: I put a new build together and have 4 - 140mm fans and 1 - 120mm exhaust fan. Because my case is very well ventilated, I run each separately at ~40%, the lowest setting. The PC is so quiet, it is hard to hear it running. If I need more air, I can just crank them up to 100%. The fit was a little s...
Cons: There was a small amount of led bleed over from the power light to the #5 slider. See other thoughts.
Pros: I have 3 of them on my case for 22 fans (Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra case) and work as advertised. Two of them have 3 Silverstone CPF01 PWM Fan Splitter Cable on each for 3 additional fans on each controllers and I don't have any problem yet. Nice leds, 4 connector pins, fair price and nothing other...
Summary: I would have gladly given a 5 star review if NZXT atleast put some decent molex 4 pin connectors in the unit. If it were possible I would give a 3 1/2 egg review but 4 is just too nice for such careless workmanship.
Pros: -Very nice unit, sleek design. -Can change 5 different colors. -Powers six fans. -Works fine.
Cons: -Totally bogus 4 pin Molex power connectors, extremely cheap. (There are 2) -One power pin (the ground pin) slipped completely out so I had to shove it back in, seems to work... But still upsetting for a nice unit to have such terribly cheap and awful connectors.
Simple and cheap. More tech-savvy people may want something with more capabilities.
Kyle B., Newegg
5 March 2015
Summary: This is my first fan controller. I did not see the need for any fancy displays nor fan speed monitoring. The product matches my Fractal Design 1000 case beautifully and serves its purpose very well. I'd recommend it to anybody that just needs a simple, affordable, and effective fan controller.
Pros: Dead-easy installation. Cable Management is great, you can just stuff all of the wires within the tray. Comes with two tabs that you can tie the wires onto, or simply wrap them under. Very simple, practical, and good-looking design to fit black cases. Five fan connectors. Even if your case has a ...
Cons: No fan monitoring. The lowest speed you may put fans at is 40%. Can't turn them off (I personally don't have any reason to turn them off in the first place, but some people would want this capability) Switches are free-slide and not notched. Not a big deal, but I'd appreciate some tactile feedbac...
Summary: I like this little bit of tech and would recommend for any case that does not have in-built fan controllers.
Pros: Low power consumption and does exactly what it should. Feels well made and has a nice weight to it. Can manually and quickly adjust through multiple colour settings, which was mildly important for my setup.
Cons: Not a true con, but the form factor did not play well in my case. Nothing a little know-how could not fix, but it is a tight fit indeed.