NZXT has announced that it is making its Grid fan hub available to the masses. No longer only available with certain NZXT cases, the Grid fan hub takes a single Molex power cable and provides 3-pin power outputs for up to ten fans.
The NZXT kit will come with the Grid hub, a 200mm long Molex power adapter, a single 200mm long (3-pin) female-to-female adapter cable, and two 200mm (3-pin) fan extension cables. NZXT is also including five black cable ties to assist with cable management.
Unfortunately, the Grid does not provide functionality to allow adjustable fan speeds. All fans connected to the Grid hub will run at 100% unless other means (such as resistors) are used inline to slow them down. If you only care for speed, and are in a situation where your motherboard does not support enough fan headers but you cannot justify a full fan controller the Grid might be for you. For the price, it is serviceable in that regard.
Speaking of pricing, the Grid fan hub will be available soon with a MSRP of $11.99. More information is available on NZXT's product page.
Is the Grid something that you could see yourself using?
You could just simply reduce
You could just simply reduce the molex power voltage to 5, 7 or 9 V to reduce the fan speeds
I could absolutely see myself
I could absolutely see myself using this. I remember reading a review on their 630 case that has a hub included and thought it was a great idea. I am very happy they decided to throw together a retail version, my only concern is the size. I will probably rip this open and use the plain board so I can mount it like the 630 – behind the motherboard tray and out of sight.