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Lamptron FC9 Fan Controller issues

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Hello, i was looking into this fan controller and as awesome as it looks i read some really bad reviews on newegg. some people clained this controller fried there entire PC. from the looks of it lamptron seems like a pretty legit company with some quality parts.....im thinking some of the bad reviews might have been "user error". but could a fan controller really fry an entire PC?! seems unlikely.....any information on this would be much appreciated! thanks!
post #2 of 5
Most likely user error. Lamptron is in my opinion the best fan controller manufacturer.
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can anyone else give some insight on this topic?!
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As a general rule, you can pretty much ignore newegg reviews as they usually reflect negative selection bias, if not rank user ignorance as VulgarDisplay88 mentioned. But, I think I found the review on newegg you're referring to, where the user says a power cable was wired incorrectly? If true, that can't be explained except as a colossal mistake in manufacturing and QC. And yes, that could indeed fry a motherboard.

But I also agree with Vulgar that Lamptron is my own favorite controller brand. On the other hand, I haven't purchased anything or theirs in about two years, and it is possible they aren't as good as they used to be.

FWIW Lamptron maintains a hardware vendor forum here on OCN so you can check it out and maybe ask Lamptron directly.
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post #5 of 5
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cool, i really appreciate the feedback. i might pick one of these up and test it on a less expensive rig just to be sure. Thanks again guys. i hope to start my build thread soon! :]
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