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Got more where those came from

If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid

Design flaws travel in groups

If you mess with a thing long enough, it'll break

If it stops working , force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

When all else fails, read the instructions

I laughed quite hard at this one...


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The Recon, although it look great, I've heard that it came ramp up the fan for apparently no reason and then sort it self out again....also this one seems favored to setting the Auto Profile.....
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Anyway onto the FC5V2 - The cables are all sleeved in black which looks nice, it has a nice brushed aluminium finish on the front, you can change the colour of the LED and you can completely turn off the fans and 30W per channel so you can run multiple fans per channel.

Yea, this is what I've found, I do like the look of both FC5v2 and FC6 (almost Identical) but didnt want to miss any other controllers that I have overlooked...
Edited by Mathius - 6/10/13 at 2:53pm
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post #12 of 20
the Recon does fan ramp and then does sort itself back out...
mine does that more so when the case temps is in the lower 20's, when in higher 20's it does not ramp.

but this is indeed true.
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Then there is always: If you take something apart often enough, you will eventually have the extra parts to build another one. tongue.gif

Who could ever forget: version 1 - If It isn't going on, you didn't bring a big enough hammer.
Version 2: It will fit, you just need a bigger hammer!
Edited by Questors - 6/10/13 at 8:16pm
post #14 of 20
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I almost forgot, I should be able to get a "Sythe
Kaze Master Pro Ace" for under 30 too.

downside is that it only can display two readings at a time and it is 12w per channel.

personnally I still think the Lamptron FC 6 is more than adequate for my needs.
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I've had a Scythe Q12, NZXT Sentry Mix, Bitfenix Recon and a Lamptron FC5V2 (just bought it) and out of those I'd say the FC5V2 is the best.

The Q12 was poorly built and the knobs broke off, the Sentry Mix was also poor and looked cheap (won that one), I didn't take advantage of the Recon but felt that it was very gimmicky and it annoyed me that it cranks the fans up to full speed on boot then settles down.

Anyway onto the FC5V2 - The cables are all sleeved in black which looks nice, it has a nice brushed aluminium finish on the front, you can change the colour of the LED and you can completely turn off the fans and 30W per channel so you can run multiple fans per channel.

any comments on the Sentry Mix? (if there's anything to comment on about it)

I've had my eye on this one for the styling - LCD screens are too much for me, but I think the LED numbers on this one are a nice touch

I'm still debating whether to get one at all though - with four 5.25" bays, I'm fitting one 120 and 1 device: between a DVD drive (still not sure if these are even worth having anymore) and a fan controller (I prefer CorsairLink though that obviously has limitations)
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any comments on the Sentry Mix? (if there's anything to comment on about it)

I've had my eye on this one for the styling - LCD screens are too much for me, but I think the LED numbers on this one are a nice touch

I'm still debating whether to get one at all though - with four 5.25" bays, I'm fitting one 120 and 1 device: between a DVD drive (still not sure if these are even worth having anymore) and a fan controller (I prefer CorsairLink though that obviously has limitations)

The Sentry Mix looked cheap and the sliders felt loose so I'd avoid that one.

NZXT have launched the Sentry 2 which looks better but you'll have to read reviews to see if it's any good.
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The Sentry Mix looked cheap and the sliders felt loose so I'd avoid that one.

NZXT have launched the Sentry 2 which looks better but you'll have to read reviews to see if it's any good.

damn...decided yesterday that I will get a fan controller and I really liked the look of this one over everything else. everything else just seemed over the top or way too plain (I think any LCD display controller looks silly)
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damn...decided yesterday that I will get a fan controller and I really liked the look of this one over everything else. everything else just seemed over the top or way too plain (I think any LCD display controller looks silly)

What about the Lamptron FC9. No LCD display but has sliders.
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What about the Lamptron FC9. No LCD display but has sliders.

I just saw on the NZXT website they have a Mix 2, but I can't find an etailer with it

The Lamptron FC9 was next on my list, but for some reason the lit numbers really appeals to me - but some reviews show the sliders are pretty "meh" as far as build quality - plastic and not perfectly aligned. both get "good" reviews since it's kind of hard to critique such a basic device
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I just saw on the NZXT website they have a Mix 2, but I can't find an etailer with it

They are £26 +pp in the UK, so £30....

and this compared to the FC5 v2 I think lamptron get it on style and looks.
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