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Scythe Reveals the Kaze Chrono Fan Controller

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The Scythe Kaze Chrono fan controller is designed for 5.25-inch drive bays and features a brick-matrix LCD panel.

Scythe has unveiled the Kave Chrono (KM-07-BK), a fan controller designed for 5.25-inch drive bays that measures 148.5 x 83 x 42 mm and features a large brick-matrix LCD panel that can display temperatures, fan speeds and detect a stopped or failing fan.

The controller draws power from a single 4-pin Berg connector and features four 3-pin fan headers that allow speed adjustment of up to four independent fan channels.

The Scythe Kaze Chrono is expected to be released in July in Japan with an expected price of ¥ 3,980 (US $40).

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    hero1 , June 30, 2013 3:58 PM
    It's time someone comes out with a 6 Channel-60W/channel fan controller.
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    bgunner , June 30, 2013 5:31 PM
    Why use a 4-Pin Berg connector instead of a Molex? Seems a bit odd to me.
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    mouse24 , June 30, 2013 5:47 PM
    People still have berg connectors on there PSUs?
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    Shinobi_III , June 30, 2013 6:35 PM
    BERG connector? You mean a friggin floppy drive connector?
    I've been around computers for the past 25 years, and I have literally never heard that name before.
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    Alein , June 30, 2013 8:25 PM
    Well there is 6 channel controllers but with only 30watts per channel. As for needing 60watts I thought most computer fans where under well under 30watts.
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    mortsmi7 , June 30, 2013 9:00 PM
    My Ulta Kaze's pull 7 watts each and can be heard across the house at full speed. Why would you even want fans over 30 watts?
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    ojas , July 1, 2013 2:02 AM
    LMAO i learnt what a Berg connector is, today.
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    DRosencraft , July 1, 2013 8:09 AM
    Most fans are under 1 watt, let alone 7, so unless you have an ungodly number of fans in your case, 30W/channel should be more than adequate. I could see 60W/channel if you want to put lights or big pumps on a channel...

    Either way it would be nice to get more/cheaper 6-channel controllers. I have seen a number of power supplies recently that did still have the floppy connector, so I guess it can finally get some use again. The design though just doesn't strike me as all that eye catching.
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    wavetrex , July 1, 2013 10:18 AM
    Dat lightbleed...
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    hero1 , July 1, 2013 9:29 PM
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    Most fans are under 1 watt, let alone 7, so unless you have an ungodly number of fans in your case, 30W/channel should be more than adequate. I could see 60W/channel if you want to put lights or big pumps on a channel...

    Either way it would be nice to get more/cheaper 6-channel controllers. I have seen a number of power supplies recently that did still have the floppy connector, so I guess it can finally get some use again. The design though just doesn't strike me as all that eye catching.


    Water cooling is a different story when it comes to fan controllers especially for push pull where one rad can have up to 8 fans!
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    DRosencraft , July 5, 2013 11:41 AM
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    Most fans are under 1 watt, let alone 7, so unless you have an ungodly number of fans in your case, 30W/channel should be more than adequate. I could see 60W/channel if you want to put lights or big pumps on a channel...

    Either way it would be nice to get more/cheaper 6-channel controllers. I have seen a number of power supplies recently that did still have the floppy connector, so I guess it can finally get some use again. The design though just doesn't strike me as all that eye catching.


    Water cooling is a different story when it comes to fan controllers especially for push pull where one rad can have up to 8 fans!


    True, but 8 fans on one rad would be a quad 120mm or 140mm, something the average case couldn't handle. At that point you're probably better off getting two fan controllers anyway, lol.