Originally Posted by Glacialis
In your experience, how often would it be necessary to use this capability? Is the current generation of BIOS capable of shutting things down? I don't want to get a T-Balancer just for the emergency shutdown if the BIOS can reliably do this on its own.
I got the T-ban for its control features rather than the shutdown, really just to have a quieter system, they're expensive as well, I got mine on here second hand, AquaComputers make similar devices for less AFAIK, you should check those as well. I was paranoid after I had a pump fail which is why I'm running software shutdown, the chances of windows crashing and a failure in the loop at the same time are pretty slim though.
I've not tried a bios shutdown, I did some testing when I set up Speedfan the first time - with the system at idle and turn the pump off the CPU hits 70C in less than 30 seconds, that's where I got scared and turned it back on.