Looking to ditch that DVD drive that hasn't powered up in three years for something with a bit more bling? Thermaltake is hoping that you will look no further than their new Commander FT fan controller. Slotting into a 5.25-inch drive bay, the Commander FT is dominated by a large 5.5-inch touchscreen display and allows you to control up to five case fans.
The Commander FT is a five channel, 50W design (10W per channel) design powered by a single Molex connector. Fan support includes 3-pin or 4-pin (PWM) fans. The touch panel is laid out with large on screen buttons. The capacitive screen shows temperature and fan RPM speeds and allows users to engage automatic or manual control modes. Thermaltake includes two automatic presets called performance and silent which perform how one would expect – the performance mode ramps all connected fans to their highest speeds while the silent mode keeps fans spinning as slowly as possible while keeping the case temperature in check. When it comes to manual mode, users can choose individual fan channels and adjust their speeds using an on-screen slider.
Although it is not the most powerful fan controller (only 10W/channel) on the market, it sure looks sharp. If you are looking for a high end fan controller, the Commander FT will be available soon for $37 from online retailers (such as Newegg).
Who does this product exist
Who does this product exist for? Who uses only 5 case fans and needs to control them via a touch panel on their case rather than automated software?
Also just looked at the product page, the rig at the very bottom of the page definitely has 6 case fans installed…. one to many for the panel that they are trying to sell.
The other guy Ashphalt has a
The other guy Ashphalt has a good response, but I think another aspect to consider is “options”. Just because automated software might be your option of choice, doesn’t mean everyone wants to do it that way.
This product exists for
This product exists for people with a brain.
I’ll explain why the best i can.
This product is 50w TOTAL with 10w EACH channel.
An example is a Air Series AF120 Performance Edition High Airflow 120mm Fan 1650 RPM, performance at 12w is 0.13 A and that translates to 2.2w MAX.So if you have a 4pin or 3pin pwn to (3) 4pin or 3pin fan splitter adapter you can run and i’ll round it off to 2.5w just to make it easier. (2.5w)x(3fans)=7.5w. So you could run 4 fans, but its nice to have the headroom instead of maxing out the total watts. You can run 3 fans ON EACH CHANNEL with the fan controller having 5 channels that would be 3×5=15 a TOTAL of 15 Air Series AF120 Performance Edition High Airflow 120mm Fan 1650 RPM fans can run on that fan controller and probably a couple led lights.
And maybe a liquid flow meter.
I hope that explains it.
If, as you say, people “have
If, as you say, people “have brain”, then they’ll pick the GODLIKE Kaze Master Pro from Scythe, rather than this one here. You can’t beat Kaze Master Pro. You simply can’t. Don’t even try (you WILL lose). Don’t even think of trying. Bow before the GOD OF FAN CONTROLLERS.
Too bad the master pro looks
Too bad the master pro looks like an “audiophile” component from 1995.
You’re pretty bad at
You’re pretty bad at trolling, ya know…
Would love for these
Would love for these peripherals to move away from Molex connectors. Just use SATA, and I can keep another tangled power cable out of my case. Starts to reduce the utility of having a modular PSU after a while.
“Nope. Simply NOPE.” (c)
“Nope. Simply NOPE.” (c) Based “Skythe Kaze Master Pro”-god.