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Bitfenix Recon with Corsair 650D case

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys,

I know this is not the right forum for this, but this seems to be a very active forum compared to the cooling forum. Anyone use the Recon fan controller in their cases? What are your impressions?

So far my Corsair 650D controller has failed three times. Now the switch is broken, just slides back and forth. Fans have failed.

My case is black, so in terms of looks, would you guys go for a white controller on a black case, or black controller? Not sure which would look nicer or more striking.
post #2 of 6
There are better fan controllers than the Recon out there. In my opinion it is a terrible controller. I got rid of it and bought a Lamptron FC5V2 and never looked back. If you want the touch screen then look at the Lamptron FC Touch.
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post #3 of 6
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Why is it horrible? Does it just not work as advertised or are there faults with it? I read a few reviews and they rated highly, so I am surprised user opinion is that they aren't good.
post #4 of 6
The recon is from what i've heard really low end controller. It's just nice looking but really impractical and lacks in performance.
post #5 of 6
There are good review for it but I have had issues with mine. The fans would not stay at a constant RPM. They were ranging from 800-1500 RPM and it was so annoying. I recently just bought the Lamptron FC touch and have had no issues since. I might have been unlucky but thought id let you know
     
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post #6 of 6
I bought it because it had good reviews at launch but after using it for a few months it was nothing but troublesome.

The controller is designed to ramp up the speed on boot and then settle down to the set RPM, unfortunately most of the time it would ramp up and stay there or turn off all the fans (not good when you boot up and then go off somewhere)

Also it would fluctuate quite badly and you could hear the difference in speed so it was constantly going quiet, louder then quieter again which done my head in.

Also I never had the chance to use the software because it just refused to alter the RPM and just ran constant 100%.
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