NZXT Reveals its Grid+ Digital Fan Controller

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thundervore

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$29.99 for a fan controller that is software based but does not control PWM fans?!

Right! I will hold my money until you guys get off your ass and give PWM control!
 

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It doesn't really look that thin. Not sure if it would fit behind the tray of the NZXT H440, a case that would actually benefit a lot from a fan controller like this,
 

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This have failed so hard!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Cq6an_O86eA#t=158

After seeing the video and watching the NZXT spokesman give a run-through of this hardware my worst fears came through. Because it lacks PWM control this software fan controller cannot control each fan individually, all fans operate on the same fan curve!

It gets worse, only 3pin fans can fit on the controller, the header slots are too narrow for 4 pin PWM fans.

It does not get better, a 4pin Molex power connector propriety cable is used to power this fan controller. The molex cable alone is bad but a special cable is worse.

But for the good news it does fit behind the motherboard tray of the H440.

Please NZXT, stop using Molex connectors, after watching the horror of the molex pins get pulled out of the plug on my H440 fan hub and my NZXT LED strip I do not want to use any more of your products that require a molex connection. At least you got one thing right by making the Kraken AIO power connection a SATA connection.
 
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