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Scythe Kaze Master

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DonCorleone76 8th June 2008, 08:27 Quote
That is one great looking controller, shame though for the short mounting bracket. I'm going to see if there are any available in the Netherlands. Great review btw.
proxess 8th June 2008, 11:08 Quote
yep it looks really nice. simple and stylish.
steveo_mcg 8th June 2008, 13:06 Quote
It looks very nice, but i thouhght every one who cared about fan noise had swapped to a motherboard with on board speed control years ago.
Dreaming 8th June 2008, 17:06 Quote
My motherboard does control my fans but has a fairly limited range, from 1400rpm at max to minimum 900rpm. I guess that's taking it from 12v to 7v?
Hamish 8th June 2008, 17:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
It looks very nice, but i thouhght every one who cared about fan noise had swapped to a motherboard with on board speed control years ago.

i never use the motherboard headers, a proper fan controller is better imo
wuyanxu 8th June 2008, 19:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hamish
i never use the motherboard headers, a proper fan controller is better imo
but do they do auto-fan control?

if you have more than 6 fans, you may HAVE to go for a fan controllers.
however the problem i have with the front panel fan controllers is that although they have a temperature sensor, they don't automatically change the fan speed based on the temperature, then what is the point of a fan controller?
the system will cool down when idling, thus auto fan controller dials down the speed, cool and quiet.
the system is under load, thus more heat is produced, then auto fan controller sensor picks it up and turns up fan speed, cooling effectively while don't require any manual user input.
DarkLord7854 8th June 2008, 20:00 Quote
All sold out on Newegg.. blast. :(
sheninat0r 8th June 2008, 21:21 Quote
Looks nice, but I'd still rather have a bigNG; huzzah for function over form!
Redbeaver 9th June 2008, 03:00 Quote
that does look pretty.

id luv to have one in red n black!
E.E.L. Ambiense 9th June 2008, 07:02 Quote
I've thought of using one of these units in a mod a couple months back, but I just went for the trusty ole' Sunbeam Rheobus that I had laying around. It has more watts per channel anyways, lol. These units do look nice though.
Hamish 9th June 2008, 10:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
but do they do auto-fan control?

if you have more than 6 fans, you may HAVE to go for a fan controllers.
however the problem i have with the front panel fan controllers is that although they have a temperature sensor, they don't automatically change the fan speed based on the temperature, then what is the point of a fan controller?
the system will cool down when idling, thus auto fan controller dials down the speed, cool and quiet.
the system is under load, thus more heat is produced, then auto fan controller sensor picks it up and turns up fan speed, cooling effectively while don't require any manual user input.
i dont need auto-fan control, when i want it super quiet i put them all down to 5-7v (this is like, at night or when watching a movie) otherwise i usually leave them at full speed
i find it quite annoying when fans are happily changing their noise level all by themselves :p
wuyanxu 10th June 2008, 01:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hamish
i dont need auto-fan control, when i want it super quiet i put them all down to 5-7v (this is like, at night or when watching a movie) otherwise i usually leave them at full speed
i find it quite annoying when fans are happily changing their noise level all by themselves :p
isn't that annoying though? open case door --> dial the controlls --> make sure they are spinning at right voltage --> close door.
it also defeats the purpose of having a temperature sensor.

if you buy high quality fans like Yate Loon, the change in speed will not be noticeable at all! just carefully set your temperature range.
keir 10th June 2008, 11:52 Quote
This looks well awesome, I'd get one but the only fan I need to quieten is my PSU fan, and I don't think I should be doing that.
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