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Scythe Kaze Q
7.2 out of 10

Scythe Kaze Q

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Overall 6
6.0

not really sure

joshua n., Newegg
29 April 2012
  • Summary: not flashy which is fine if i had to do it all over again i might go with 2 separate 6 channel controllers.
  • Pros: lots of channels and a fair price
  • Cons: 2 dead channels good thing i didn't need them (running the in win dragon rider)
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Overall 6
6.0

Works Mostly

Andreas H., Newegg
9 April 2012
  • Summary: Cheaper in price than in build quality imo. If the remaining channels continue working for me, it was worth the purchase. If, however, more channels burn out, I will update with results.
  • Pros: Comes with wiring extensions for all eight channels, all of which are compatible with 4pin PWM type fans. Blue LEDs match case lighting, fits 3.5in opening.
  • Cons: One of the channels doesn't work (channel 7.) All the other channels work fine. I could be mistaken, but after I installed it, I'm fairly certain I seen the fan on that channel spinning briefly, but after a few seconds, noticed it was off.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ehh..iffy

Chanse L., Newegg
28 July 2011
  • Summary: Knobs can come off with a simple pull, its like jet black gloss anodized, wierd material. My case is plain anodized black aluminum so it stands out a bit unfortunately. I think id like this thing more if the range of use was bigger, as in speed % from say 10-100%, but its more like 50-70%.
  • Pros: Looks good, controls the number of fans that i needed, no annoying LEDs, got the job done.
  • Cons: Not a huge range of speed adjustment, its like, medium, to medium-high, guess i was expecting a more dramatic difference. Doesnt extend to the back of the 3.5 slot, so its only being held in with 2 screws because my case blocks the front screws, one of those screw holes is stripped, which severel...
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap Resistors

John-Mark C., Newegg
25 May 2011
  • Summary: I might upgrade to a 6 fan controller soon and do some surgery on this to try to replace the resistor.
  • Pros: Control knobs feel solid enough. Simple wiring keeps case clean. No unnecessary LEDs unlike so many other controllers.
  • Cons: Resistor on Fan 1 has developed a buzz if the fan is turned to the lower 25% of its speed range.
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Overall 6
6.0

Channel Failed

Ryan M., Newegg
26 March 2011
  • Pros: Just what I wanted in a fan speed controller. Fits perfect in floppy drive bay that was never gonna get used anyways, lol.
  • Cons: Channel 1 died after about a week from installation. Thank goodness I was only using 3 channels, so just moved on fan to another channel. If another dies, I'm out of luck and may possibly look into another brand for fan speed controllers.
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Overall 6
6.0

So-So Controller

Anonymous, Newegg
5 August 2010
  • Summary: Pros and Cons pretty much say it all. Out of everything about it, I am glad that it removes the whining from my fans.
  • Pros: > Eliminates the whining in my Scythe fans > Convenient way to have four fans connected to one source > Knobs are tight, not loose or wobbly
  • Cons: > Doesn't turn fans off > Fans are still noisy even at the lowest level
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok

luke domachowski, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: Work ok but not worth £10, very standard for what it is for a extra 10 could have got something a lot more better quality.
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