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Zalman ZM-MFC3
6.5 out of 10

Zalman ZM-MFC3

Real-Time Power Load Display FSTN Display for Wide Viewing Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Craig M., Newegg
27 April 2010
  • Summary: One guy wrote a review on here complaining that the multi function knob on his unit was broken, before one of you think that yourselves, you have to push the knob in for aprox. 3 sec. before it flashes and lets you switch control between the different fans/temp probes you have plugged in.
  • Pros: It looks really good, the quality is right where it should be.
  • Cons: The fans you use have to be 3 wire, variable speed. I did not know this when I purchased it, all my case fans are 2 wire...... fffffffffff. If you plug in a 2 wire fan, it will turn on and off every few seconds(odd).
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome

Anonymous, Newegg
7 April 2010
  • Pros: Looks great, gives you lots of control over fans and gives you info about temps in many areas of your computer. Hi visibility.
  • Cons: Temps seem fairly accurate but not really close to onboard thermocouples. Can't control every fan type, although this isn't necessarily the controller's fault.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good

John C., Newegg
1 February 2010
  • Summary: For my setup, it works well as I only need to adjust the speeds on the GPUs, see power consumption, and monitor temperatures. There may be issues surrounding controlling CPU fans, but for my purposes it's great.
  • Pros: -Power usage display a big plus -Can control speeds of fans - been very useful when certain games causge my GPUs to heat up allowing me to crank up the GPU coolers -Viewable from all angles
  • Cons: -When connecting a 3-pin fan to the PWM spot on the back, you lose the ability to control the fan speed (expected, I guess, but a little annoying) -Might just be my experience, but the cable provided to connect to the MoBo's CPU fan connector also does not allow speed adjustment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Only works with 3-pin CPU fans

William H., Newegg
17 December 2009
  • Summary: The face is not nearly as silver looking as the images on newegg indicate. It is more of a brushed grey color that works well with a black case. The only thing that I really wish I could have with this is the ability to connect a cable from the motherboard to the Zalman fan controller and then to...
  • Pros: Very nice looking display, easy to read from extreme angles, clean lines, simple to install. Interesting Y-cable options for controlling two fans from the same port.
  • Cons: My biggest gripe with the Zalman fan controller is that the fan control for the CPU fan is only a 4 pin fan control. The stock CPU and the Zalman fan that I have installed have 4 pins so you can't use this controller for the CPU fan. The other thing that is missing is an ability to have the fans ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as bad as I first thought

John K, memoryexpress.com
24 November 2011
  • Summary: I wouldn't give this controller a bad review just because I got one that broke down as one reviewer did. That's what warranty is for. After using this in my 2nd PC for about nine months, I find it's better than I gave it credit for in my first review and had to correct myself.
  • Pros: Displays all temps and fan speeds simultaneously. Four pin PWM channel can control as many PWM fans as you want so long as you get a splitter that supplies power from the PSU (great for H80/H100 coolers if you replace their fans with PWM). Excellent viewing angle. The power usage display is a lot...
  • Cons: Unusual fan speed display. Short sensor cables. Poor thermal tape (scotch brand magic tape works better) but this is common on fan controllers. No auto mode, just manual control. Old fashioned control system (push wheel once for each fan, then turn to control that fan).
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Overall 8
8.0

Slick Controller

Stephen A., memoryexpress.com
29 August 2009
  • Summary: Sure I could have just used the BIOS fan controls or software like Speedfan. But a controller can provide more immediate and accurate adjustments which can be beneficial for overclockers. Additionally a controller such as the MFC3 adds some bling to a nice case.
  • Pros: -Great looks , -Nice display , -Easy control , -Total Power monitor , -Long cables
  • Cons: -Fragile connector wiring , -Weak thermal tape (& only 4 pieces) , -Somewhat loose fit for tool-less 5.25" bays , -Vague instructions , -Pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman ZM-MFC3

Сергей, Rozetka
7 September 2013
  • Conclusion: 2 месяца круглосуточной работы, все устраивает.
  • Pros: Информация о потребляемой мощности компьютером, качество, внешний вид.
  • Cons: Всего 4 канала.
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman ZM-MFC3

Alexander, Rozetka
26 June 2012
  • Conclusion: рекомендую покупать тем кто ночью компьютер не оставляет в той же комнате где кровать. Подсветка очень яркая и серьезно раздражает после выключения света. Тем не менее это почти идеаль ная замена Scythe регуляторов на куллера любого типа.
  • Pros: Прекрасно управляет вентиляторами и позволяет оценить нагрузку на БП в топовой системе
  • Cons: ОЧЕНЬ плохо сделан разьем питания. Выскакивает и западает.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0

Gebruikersreview - Zalman ZM-MFC3 review door Joshu

Joshu, Tweakers.net
9 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Een wat rommelige start maakt mij niet minder enthousiast over deze mooie fan controller. Ik realiseer me dat ik misschien niet de standaard gebruiker...
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman ZM-MFC3

Александр, Rozetka
14 November 2011
  • Conclusion: якісний продукт. Все, що заявлено виробником відповідає дійсності. Але так як немає авторежиму трохи напружує одним регулятором почерзі перемикати канали.
  • Pros: +якість, +індикатор потужності +4термопари.
  • Cons: -ціна, відсутність авторежиму, -шнур, який предназначений на куллер процесору має 3-піновий вхід замість 4-пінового (хоча окремо є шнур на 4 піна, в який, якщо підключити 3-піновий куллер регулятор непрацює!) -неможливість регулювати яскравість підсвітки
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