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I find the overall build quality of this controller average. Some of the parts feel a little flimsy, and one of the molex connectors had loose pins in it. And the 7th channel doesn't regulate voltage at all....it simply turns it on/off once the dial is turned up about 1/2 way. I guess I could RMA it, but seems like a bother for a small item.

I find most Lamptron things to be below average in quality.
An FC6 had a knob break and fall off; but before that it already had its 4 knobs all at different heights. Pretty annoying.

An FC2 caused constant shorts against the side of the casing; channel 1 died and now channel 4 is going to die as well.
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I find most Lamptron things to be below average in quality.
An FC6 had a knob break and fall off; but before that it already had its 4 knobs all at different heights. Pretty annoying.
An FC2 caused constant shorts against the side of the casing; channel 1 died and now channel 4 is going to die as well.

Glad to see its not just me, Volvo. smile.gif Have you found any controllers you find of better quality? Its a shame really, because I do think that Lamptron makes an attractive product. Just need a lttle better quality control I guess.

By the way, I just recently did some car shopping, and the Volvo XC90 was one of my four finalists. Good looking SUV.
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I had planned to use a couple of Lamptron FC2s in my Case Labs only to find that the mounting bracket didn't meet the 5 1/4" bay specifications and was too large to fit. A few other people have had the same problem with this. I ended up with a couple of NZXT Sentry Mesh which admittedly look good.
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I had planned to use a couple of Lamptron FC2s in my Case Labs only to find that the mounting bracket didn't meet the 5 1/4" bay specifications and was too large to fit. A few other people have had the same problem with this. I ended up with a couple of NZXT Sentry Mesh which admittedly look good.

Hope my FC8 fits. Haven't tried to put it in the case yet, and its currently disassembled awaiting some customization. So the NZXT controllers look good....but do they feel any more substantial than the Lamptron controllers do? Better quality?
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Quality of the electronics/heatsinks looks about the same. What I liked about the FC2s was the substantial aluminium fascia which the NZXT Mesh's don't have. After 9 months the Mesh's still look good and work OK and I've grown to like the sliders instead of knobs as it's easier to see instantly what setting they're on although they do spend most of the time at the lowest one. I've been tempted to get the fascias powder coated but am not sure whether it'd block off some of the mesh holes.

The NZXT also come with black fan extensions wires and connection housings rather than the cheapy looking unsleeved multi-coloured wires with white connection housings on the Lamptron.
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I did another dye bath test yesterday. I've been trying to perfect dyeing MDPC-X sleeve to match my case. I was successful in dyeing heatshrink for this test for the first time! So I'm planning on custom color dyeing some tubing, sleeve, connectors and HEATSHRINK for this build. Check out test results in this link.
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I did another dye bath test yesterday. I've been trying to perfect dyeing MDPC-X sleeve to match my case. I was successful in dyeing heatshrink for this test for the first time! So I'm planning on custom color dyeing some tubing, sleeve, connectors and HEATSHRINK for this build. Check out test results in this link.

AMAZING! A guide is in order! You just opened a HUGE window of custom fantasy! thumb.gif
Edited by Quest99 - 6/17/12 at 6:05am
post #78 of 3982
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Now that's a big bunch of fans......

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I'll do a post on my fan selection process today or tomorrow, but it honestly took me more than two weeks of listening to a bunch of samples I bought. In the end, the Noiseblocker Multiframe S2's were the right fan for this build. More behind the reasoning in upcoming post.

Also found room to squeeze one more radiator in the pedestal, I believe.
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@cpachris I have wanted to go to OU for awhile, I am a senior in HS currently, probably for financial reasons going to do 2 years at the local junior college and transfer into OU after that, I have no clue what I am going to be studying, it might be business or IT something. I would be moving to Norman though because I have friends there and he said I could be his roomate.

I have been super busy but I read thru everything I missed in the buildlog, and I like what I see, my heart dropped when you ripped apart that Corsair.

For the fans, I think Crimson on white personally... thumb.gif Keep up the fantastic work!!
 
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@cpachris I have wanted to go to OU for awhile, I am a senior in HS currently, probably for financial reasons going to do 2 years at the local junior college and transfer into OU after that, I have no clue what I am going to be studying, it might be business or IT something. I would be moving to Norman though because I have friends there and he said I could be his roomate.
I have been super busy but I read thru everything I missed in the buildlog, and I like what I see, my heart dropped when you ripped apart that Corsair.
For the fans, I think Crimson on white personally... thumb.gif Keep up the fantastic work!!

I'm a grad from their business college, so I can vouch for that part of it. Not sure what the reputation of the IT program is like. Norman is an absolutely awesome little college town. If you make it here, you'll love it.

Don't despair over the Corsair (hey, that rhymes!). They are going to look amazing when I'm done with them.
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