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Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus
5.7 out of 10

Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus

6 Channel Multi Fan Controller Comprehensive Control of Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Upgrade

Gary H., Newegg
17 November 2014
  • Summary: I would use this again in future builds and I would recommend to others to use for an air cooled pc build.
  • Pros: It works! Very solid construction. Love the faceplate and the fact it has to cables to hook back to the mother board for reporting RPM. I had the previous version of the fan controller and hated the super bright leds and the cheapness of the old faceplate. This new version hits it out of the park...
  • Cons: I do not like the fact the cables are not sleeved and they are all multi colored. It did not go well with my new build so minus 1 egg. I ended up wrapping the cables in black and dying the ends all black to make it look good in the case. Turned out well
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Overall 8
8.0

Great and Great looking Fan controller

alex c., Newegg
25 June 2014
  • Pros: 6 fans can have all of them on but at super quiet sound visually pleasing
  • Cons: there is a lot of cable clutter when all 6 are plugged in
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple no frills controller

Christopher J., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: As another review pointed out, two of the connections have a 3/2 splitter harness that is meant to plug into the mobo on one end, to the controller, and then to the fan. Why that is, is a mystery to me. Thanks, but I rather direct connect my cpu fan anyway.
  • Pros: Simple to install and connect up. Knobs seem well designed, rotational force seems correct, not loose, not too tight.
  • Cons: While it fit my case (nzxt Source 210) it isn't super secure. The tool less mounting is a non starter due to the short mounting ears on the unit, but fortunately 3 of the 4 holes lined up with holes in the case. There is a bit of a gap around the bezel but not too unsightly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but fits weird

William C., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Definitely worth the money; if you need a fan controller get this one. -1 egg for not fitting in my case.
  • Pros: A lot of slots to hook up fans, looks really nice, knobs are firm in contrast to other reviews, LEDs are perfectly bright.
  • Cons: It doesn't sit tight in my case. The LEDs, although perfectly bright, are not very helpful. Blue until it is turned past 80% or so, then red. I think I know when I turn it that far myself. Also, the front of this looks super nice, except th big ZALMAN block text. Look at the pictures and you'll s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty decent

Theodore P., Newegg
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this controller for a project I'm doing with engineering fans into my home entertainment system. I already mounted the 120mm fans and hardwired them for testing. Now my PS3's fans don't SCREAM as it bakes in the small space and my surround sound A/V receiver doesn't burn your fingers to...
  • Pros: - Sturdy metal faceplate - Brushed black color that will blend in with any black case. Looks professional. - all cables included. - Clear, concise instructions printed on the back of the box. But no manual. - Lots of heatsinks on the MOSFETs (With controlling/limiting voltage I know you lose a lo...
  • Cons: -Not a huge con, but BRIGHT LEDs! For those who like their electronics quiet both visually AND from an auditory perspective, break out your handy electrical tape that you've used to cover all the LEDs in your room! This thing has BRIGHT blue LEDs when the fans are turned down, and bright red led'...
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Overall 8
8.0

oops, scratch that

Mark N., Newegg
26 July 2012
  • Pros: I had commented previously that one of the six channels on my controller was bad. It actually turned out it was the fan connected on that channel and not the channel itself. So, I have to correct myself and say this device works as intended! All my LED's also function and switch from blue to red....
  • Cons: The analog knobs definitely feel a bit flimsy. But as long as you don't go yanking on them, they should be fine. It also wasn't really designed to work in my screwless Supermicro case. But that's a design issue more of my case than this product specifically.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Marcel F., Newegg
2 September 2011
  • Summary: Overall, it is a good quality producst. I'm not sure if I got a bad product but after 8 months 3 of the LED's went out on me but it's not too big of a deal as the controller still operates my 6 fans no problem.
  • Pros: It controls 6 fans no problem, and the heat spreaders coold the chips well.
  • Cons: After 8 months, a total of 3 LED lights died out.
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Overall 8
8.0

works

John C., Newegg
30 August 2011
  • Summary: It shows a blue light till you turn the knob to about the 1/3 point then turns red. lights may not work with some fans.
  • Pros: controls 6 fans.
  • Cons: I feel like im going to break one of the knobs. I exspected a little better quality then that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman 6 Channel Controller

Scott D., Newegg
20 July 2011
  • Pros: 6 fan controller, what more do you need? Nice blue to red transistion. This unit should last a long time, well built.
  • Cons: Knobs do feel a little week; you could snap them off if you go gung ho on them. If you are gentle with them and don't go stuipd on the knobs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product, customer needs to do homework.

Mikael B., Newegg
10 April 2011
  • Summary: Definetly an issue with the quality standards. Guess I've been lucky.
  • Pros: OK so, I've hanged around with theses fan controllers for a while now. I just bought my second one for a new setup. IMPORTANT NOTE: Does not work with ALL fans, some of them require different voltages to operate. I paired it with some Rosewill 120mm fans and everything works properly.
  • Cons: The first unit I bought had some leds not working... The second had the 3rd led not working at first, but for no reason it started working again. Took an egg off, would question the quality checks...
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