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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
cover the specs.
front panel, steel sides
fan speed, alarm clock, time, system status
6 ~ 12V
air intake mesh
mm (W) x 42 mm (H) x 85 mm (D)