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cooksta (1) Results: 1-1 of 1
03-28-2013
Good unit, needs work
Construction is pretty solid on this controller. The capacitors look very solid, the PCB itself is well manafactured, with good solder joints and solid connections throughout. The power delivery comes cleanly and effeciently, I''m running two circuits of 3 fans in parallel on two channels and I haven''t experienced any problems thus far running these circuits at 2200RPM. I have a MCP655 pump attached as well, and it controls the RPM quite cleanly. The brushed aluminum is quite a nice touch, it''s matte black and it''s a little shiny. It may stick out a little with matte black towers and it''s for the most part a very subtle difference. The unit itself is sandwiched, the touch screen at the front, a controller in the middle, and finally the main PCB at the back. It''s all detachable, which I found incredibly useful as I made a custom acrylic cover for it to suit my case. The touch screen can be twitchy at times. I''m pretty sure it''s a resistive touchscreen, meaning it uses pressure rather than electrical capacitance from your finger to control. The screen itself when dirty and oily isn''t as affected, it''s still quite easy to navigate. Cleaning it is easy too, most oil and dirt lifts right off rather than being spread around. It''s difficult to try and get your fans to run at a particular percentage, even though I may want 50%, I can usually only get 5% within that value. Add to that the control for controlling fan speed is very close to the bottom of the front panel, it makes it difficult to control it precisely. It can also be twitchy switching from fan to fan, if I want to switch back to a fan I previously set, the auto mode button is right next to the arrow, meaning that I often put that fan into auto mode trying to switch fans. An annoyance at best, a major frustration point when you''re try to be precise with exact variables. If you want more precise control, it''s probably best to use a stylus. No discernible instructions either, lot''s of fiddling. Took me a couple of days to figure out how to switch from voltage readout to RPM. It got frustrating when I needed a reference point. Otherwise, a solid fan controller for the price.