Project Name: The Command Center About this mod / project: This week for Case Mod Friday we have a full setup rather than just a case mod. Typically we don't feature setups, but this one was
One product that might have been overlooked with all of the massive cases at Thermaltake’s suite at CES is the new F6 RGB fan controller. Fan controllers are especially important to people who have a lot of fans in their case and want to control them independently.
When building an epic new rig we focus on the exciting main items like the motherboard, processor, ram, and of course the GPU! Often times that could leave you missing some important items when you actually start to put the build together. I feel one of the most overlooked items is the fan controller. Often times there is a solution included with the case, but if your build is deserving of the adjective “epic” then you will need more than the included controller or hub. Hoping to be there for you when you need plenty of power and specific control, NZXT is bringing to the market the third iteration of it’s very popular fan hub, the GRID+ V2. Follow along as we find out if this hub has what you need to keep your case nice and chill.
Welcome to the future of digital fan control. The new GRID+ combines a modern interface and a streamlined installation to ensure a simple, unintrusive solution for fan control. Now with improved software and support for individual fan control, GRID+ V2 offers complete control at a click of the mouse.
So what, and why the history lesson you ask? You’re here to read about computers and hardware of course. Well interestingly enough hardware powerhouse NZXT has reinvented their simple but popular Grid fan hub. Intriguingly this new version of the hub is has been titled the Grid+. Being such a simple object we are thoroughly curious what NZXT has done to “add” to the original Grid. Indeed is the new Grid+ worthy of this new moniker?
NZXT has just announced their latest case accessory, the Sentry 3 Fan Controller. This fan controller features a pretty sleek touchscreen LCD with a re-imagined UI from the previous Sentry units. The 5.4-inch touchscreen is 33% larger than any other single-bay fan controller screen on the market. Making controlling the unit a breeze.
GELID Solutions, most commonly known for their computer hardware solutions, have introduced the “SpeedTouch 6” fan controller which is going to form part of the GAMER product line. The fan controller is available in the market now and has been priced at USD 35 or Euro 29 and comes with a 2 year warranty.
Today’s product comes from a well-known company ThermalTake. As we all know, ThermalTake offers products from chassis’, power supplies, coolers and storage. But what about cooling? Sure they also offer a wide variety of fans but what motherboard has enough headers to connect every fan. ThermalTake has developed a multi fan controller for your custom cooling needs. The Commander F5 fan controller offers five channels at 8w per channel. Read on to see if the Commander F5 holds up to the ThermalTake reputation.
A multifunctional fan controller was recently introduced by Scythe, the Japanese based manufacturer known for its cooling accessories and innovator of the leading cooling concepts. The device is multifunctional with its ability to be used as a clock and a track for temperature. Customers can control the fans independent of one another with this 5.25 inch bay device which can perfectly be fitted into any unoccupied space with parameters confining to 5.25 inches.
Scythe just unveiled its marvelous new Kaze Chrono Fan controller model (KM07-BK), a fan controller planned for 5.25 inch drive bays and exemplified by a large LCD panel with a brick matrix similar to Tetris handhelds which can display temperature, fan speed of various channels, sense a stopped or a failing fan or simply work as a clock (which flashes alarms too).
Coming to us from the frozen north of Scandinavia is a product from Fractal Design. The Adjust 108 is a 6 channel fan controller from this award winning Swedish company. The minimalistic controller looks great on paper, but how does it perform? Follow along as we test this controller and see if it’s up to par.