Hey guys, just wanted to know what you guys think about cheapo fan controllers. I have a few bucks on a gift card from like last year I forgot about. I was thinking about getting one of these because of the price: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GYD0EC
Have you guys had any problems with cheap controllers?
Ok, update time. Got the fan controller a bit less than a week ago, fans day later.
The fans are great, they spin and do all the normal fan stuff. The fan controller ish ehhh not without its quirks, The knobs do get a bit hot and for some reason it only really controls the fans rpms from max rpm @ 100% knob turned to I think its lowest RPMS at 95% knob turned. From my testing there is no temperature difference though
The loudest thing in my case is my Evos fan (which I manually turn down to 700RPMs and its nearly silent)
load temps went down nearly 8c for gpu, cpu stayed more or less the same. although now I can turn it down to 700rpms without it spiking to 50c (stays at about 37c)
So... as for these hugely bright LEDs on the fan controller.... I haven't opened it up or anything out of sheer lazyness but uh IF I wanted to replace them what would be the easiest way to determine the voltage and IF they are soldered on to the board how do I know what lead is negative/positive. I have volt meters handy would that work?
(excuse my noobishness I really should know this by now)
Edit: If there is anything else you guys want to know just ask and I'll gladly help out in any way (except I doubt I'll take that damn fan controller out again, fiddling with 5.2 to 3.5 adapters is a pain, specially when you don't have the proper screws )