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post #1 of 17
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anyone have any comments on this fan controller, have it sitting here never used so i will either give it away or use it.
BitFenix Recon Fan Controller
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/

its only 10W/ channel but i figure that should be enough eh?

funny thing is on the box it says Max Watts / Channel 30W :S

with a mobo such as my z77x-up5, is using a fan controller over the boards capabilties worth it.

comments please smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 1/23/13 at 12:52am
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post #2 of 17
I have it in my setup and aesthetically it looks nice with my 800D. My only gripe is that if you were to look at it from a different angle while it's on, you can see areas where it can produce light, but there shouldn't be. Other than that, I have not encountered any cooling problems, though I had trouble with installing the software to control the fans via web browser. It beats the sentry 2 lol.
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post #3 of 17
Alternate software for the Recon: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phoebetria/

I am still waiting for mine - apparently it's on it's way... so is christmas rolleyes.gif
post #4 of 17
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thanks guys, since i have it might as well try using an actual fan controller in my system thumb.gif
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

thanks guys, since i have it might as well try using an actual fan controller in my system thumb.gif

Can be a good thing - take the time and manage those cables though - fan controllers can get really messy and make you want to yank em out. I had a Zephyrus once, cables everywhere biggrin.gif

http://www.vlsys.co.kr/English/product_zephyrus.php
post #6 of 17
Yeah very messy lol. I opt'd-in and used the thermal sensors, not to shabby but wire management is a bit rough when you start using all its features haha.
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post #7 of 17
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yeah guys, looking at it i can see cable managment will be fun lol. so as an air-cooler keepin my rig tidy has me thinking if it is worth the hassel.
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post #8 of 17
i havent had any problems other than getting around to instaling the software.
the Second fan channel isnt working but that's a hardware manufacturing issue.
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Originally Posted by Chickenman View Post

Alternate software for the Recon: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phoebetria/

Thanks for the plug Chickenman smile.gif

I hope you enjoy the software and the Recon !!
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post #10 of 17
I just recieved a Bitfenix Recon in white for my 600T SE build smile.gif I plugged it into my PSU at work, it looks great, lots of wires though and viewing angle on it looks quite poor...im hoping onmce fitted it wont look too bad at the angle i look at it when sat at my desk
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