This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Both of these Vantec fan controllers proved easy to install and setup. Each offers a unique combination of size and features. If you are looking for a dual-purpose fan and light controller then the Vantec NEXUS-301 deserves a close look. If you need a nice looking and functional four channel, variable-speed fan controller that will fit in a 3.5” drive bay then the NEXUS-205 may be just the answer.
The NEXUS-301 offers a unique combination of fan speed and light control. The dual blue cold cathode lights are easy to mount and can really light up the inside of a case. Engaging sound activation adds a new dimension to the aesthetics and fun of custom PC case lighting. I found the two-tone sliver-gray styling, although somewhat plain, blended in very well with a number of different case styles and colors. The green backlights are a nice alternative to the ever popular blue LEDs.
The NEXUS-205 is a great solution for people who do not have room for a 5.25” unit but still want the features and versatility of a full-function, 4-channel fan controller. It’s available in either silver or black so it will blend in with the styling of most cases. The blue backlights are not overbearing and add a classy touch to the little controller.
The Vantec NEXUS-301 Fan and Light Controller will be available in early August 2003 with a MSRP of $39.99 US. The NEXUS-205s are available now with a typical street price of ~$25 US.
I would like to thank Vantec for providing us with NEXUS-301 to review!!! Check one of these new controllers out at one of the many Vantec authorized distributors or online stores.