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SilverStone FP52 "Eudemon" Multifunction Fan Controller


Product
Fan Controller
Date
26th October 2004
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Introduction:::...

Much as we'd all like to banish those noisy fans to that great hardware resting ground know as "the bottom drawer", there's only so much we can do to replace the pesky things.

Water cooling is all well and good but, unless I've missed something, most of us rely on adequate airflow through our cases to help keep memory, motherboard and hard drive temperatures at a reasonable level.

There have been attempts made to eliminate fans completely using heatpipes and the like, but so far the only reliable way to keep case temperatures in check is to keep an ample supply of cooling air flowing through.

This needn't be too intrusive though. There are sure to be times when the PC is idle, or when the ambient temperature is unusually low, and at these times it seems sensible to be able to slow or even stop your fans completely until they're needed, and that's the whole basis of the product I have on test today.

As with so many great ideas today, its roots lie in the PC modding and enthusiast sector. Fan controllers were being cobbled together using a few rheostats and a lot of creativity long before they became commercially available, though it has to be said that many of the new generation of fan controllers go some way beyond the scope of the mechanical variable resistor.

Supplied by ODM gurus Jetart, today I want to review the "Eudemon" (pronounced"You Demon"?) FP52 multifunction controller. Available in black or silver to suit your case, Jetart bill this as "the most intelligent thermal controller in the world". That's some boast!

Let's cover the specs.

 

Material

Aluminum front panel, steel sides

Color Black
Silver
Application 5.25 drive bay
LCD Display Temperature, fan speed, alarm clock, time, system status
Fan Output 0V, 6 ~ 12V
Temp. Range
0 ~100C
Cooling System

Dual air intake mesh

Cable Length

800mm

Net Weight 220g
Dimension
158 mm (W) x 42 mm (H) x 85 mm (D)

 

 

 
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