Summary: These units were not designed to allow your fans to operate with the unit off. When the unit's off, all your fans will shut down too, making it a very dangerous product to own. Buyer beware, purchase at your own risk.
Pros: Looks great when it works
Cons: This unit has temporarily died multiple times now. (Shut itself off.) Power cycling the PC seemed to bring it back in line. However, when the unit would shut itself off, ALL THE FANS CONNECTED TO IT WOULD BE OFF TOO. This is a dangerous condition that could damage your PC, possibly even cause a fire under the right/wrong conditions. I've been in contact with NZXT support, and while they tried to be very helpful, suggested I purchase a new battery for the unit (which I...
Summary: if YOU ARE GETTING IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS COOL........AVOID BUYING IT, BECAUSE THAT'S ALL IT IS......"COLORFUL:"......IT DOES NOT WORK WITHOUT CONSTANT RESETS.
Pros: BEAUTIFUL COSMETIC VIEW, IF IT DOES WHAT IS SAYS IT DOES........THAT WOULD BE GREAT TOO.
Cons: WATCH OUT FOLKS.......SHORT AND SWEET, THE CLOCK NEVER KEEPS TIME.......IT IS NOT "AUTOMATIC".....YOU HAVE TO ADJUST, AND RESET ALL THE TIME. HEY, THIS IS A COLORFUL AND FUN UNIT, BUT NOT PROFESSIONALLY BUILT. YOU MUST CONSTANTLY "RESET" THIS UNIT OVER AND OVER AGAIN....THE CLOCK PROBLEM IS BECAUSE IT ISN'T CONNECTED TO UNIVERSAL TIME, LIKE YOUR COMPUTER..........SO YOUR CLOCK WILL ALWAYS BE OFF TIME.......AND YOU MUST RESET.......RESET.......LIKE TWICE A WEEK......WH...
Summary: I can't believe they still make this! I can't believe they get away with selling it at that price! I can't believe people still buy it! I got this device in August 2008, and nearly 6.5 years later, people are still reporting the exact same problems with it that I had. NZXT has clearly NOT made any efforts to fix nor improve it. Listen to the bad reviews. They are accurate.
Pros: - It looks good - the temperature probes seem to work - Works great as a timer, telling you how long your computer has been powered on (with no Resets), if you do the math, subtracting its base setting of Jan 1, 12:00 PM from its current date/time (yes, I'm being sarcastic)
Cons: - Unreliable - I gave up on it after about 2 years, and had my motherboard control all my fans instead; this thing IS dangerous, as other reviewers have said, as it will suddenly stop working on you, not powering your fans - Battery life - this thing is a vampire on the memory-back-up watch battery; you'll replace it a few times before you give up completely on having the date/time set, and your settings remembered - Alarm sounding - because its unreliable and the bat...
Summary: FAIR WARNING - DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! This product is deeply flawed, and is in fact DANGEROUS if you have ANY interest in not frying everything in your PC. (See the shut off problem as cited in the "Cons") The unit I have isn't defective per se, it's just a flawed design. For being a fan controller, something so critical to the safety and proper operation of your PC that you'd THINK that in response to failure of the fan controller (temporary/glitched or otherwise)...
Pros: To be fair, this NZXT product looks awesome in my case. ...but that's about it. If you want a product that looks impressive, even if it's potentially hazardous to your rig, then look no further, this unit is for you.
Cons: 1. The display on the unit occasionally gets wonky - led segments randomly on or off. Hitting the Reset button "fixes" it. I see this happen once every few weeks. 2. The fan controller in "manual" mode is completely automatic, offering NO actual control. You can engage the per fan mode, and mess with the speed, and that works while the fan is selected for adjustment. Once you've made the adjustment, and resumed normal operation, it goes back to automatic... while in M...
Summary: After using it for a few weeks I noticed it won't keep my two 80mm 2k RPM fans above 1700 RPMs. When you press the fan select on those fans the highest it will show while blinking is 1600 rpm. And now for one of those it just went down to 1400rpm. Now keep in mind all this is with it set to manuel not auto. If all you care about is being able to turn your fans off and on and have a purdy LED screen than this is the one fer you!
Summary: 2 months after I installed it in the newly built computer it died and bout took out my computer. I was lucky we were home. We started hearing a popping sound and then the screen went out. I pulled power on computer and pulled apart expecting to see the worst. There was no smoke damage and computer is fine. I pulled fan controller out of computer and turned power back on. Computer is all good Thankfully.
Summary: I could deal with several beeps on boot, but a fan controller that FREAKS out and irritates the user when everything is cold is ridiculous. Now I am stuck with a very pretty looking piece of garbage in my closet since the problem did not reveal itself until the colder season. Can anyone recommend other fan controllers?
Pros: In a hotter climate, or with a less efficient cooling setup, this fan controller IS pretty, which is why I bought it.
Cons: In the summer when I bought it, the fan controller would beep six or seven times on boot. I have since discovered that this is because at temperatures under 17 or 18 C, the fans are shut off. The beep is the warning that a fan has stopped operating, Turning the temp alarm off does not help. Manual control does not help. Now in the winter (I keep my room cold), this obnoxious device will not be silent. It beeps the most grating beep several times a minute..because my c...
Completely Useless Controller with completely useless costumer support to match
Harrison T., Newegg
17 August 2013
Summary: This has been by far my most regrettable purchase from newegg and I hope any readers steer clear of this particular $50 mistake.
Pros: Well, the screen turns on, and it can properly display the time and date. That's about it.
Cons: Whether it is set in automatic or manual mode this "controller" does not control any of my 3 pin fans for my machine. The temperature sensors are functioning properly but the fan controller simply allows the the heat to build and build without spinning a single fan (this is in automatic mode). I tried all of the obvious things to trouble shoot it (resetting, plugging different fans into differeny slots, and the like but to no avail). In manual mode, the "fan select" f...
Summary: If you are a first time builder like me make sure yo read the reviews on every component that your buying.
Pros: after what i went through none at all
Cons: this was my first build for two months I had problems, power,beeping, and many others I went through 2 mother boards 3 CPUs, 3 sets of ram, and 2 PS before I realized it was this controller causing all the problems.
Summary: I started a case with NZXT on 3/1/13, it is 3/20/13 and I have not heard from them, even after several attempts to contact them myself.
Pros: Nice Features (If they worked as intended)
Cons: Ok, so if you have 200mm fans - forget it. The speed control is horrible. NZXT customer service is nonexistent. I've had it for a few weeks now. It started acting up the first time it was powered on. I have a HAF series case with 5 fans, the controller is unable to figure out the RPM range on the fans therefore making it useless. I must add that this happens at random! Meaning that sometimes it wouldn't control Fan 2, sometimes its fan 3, sometimes its 4/5 fans at the...