Zalman computer products have been advertising the silencing factor of their products for many years. Most of their heatsinks are even packaged with their “Fanmate” to let the user adjust the fan’s RPMs, thereby reducing the noise the fan produces. To achieve a virtually silent computer, some users have used several Fanmates or other rheostats to reduce noise, but since these devices are inside your computer they cannot be easily accessed to dynamically adjust.
This is where Fan Controllers come in, as they allow you to control several different fans from the front of your computer, and usually have an indicator of their performance. Zalman has released their ZM-MFC2 Multi Fan Controller, which is the evolution of their previous fan controller the ZM-MFC 1 (reviewed here).
Zalman’s has updated everything about this Fan Controller for the 21st century. The device not only supports 4 seperate fans and temperature sensors, but also tells you how much power your PC is using, and displays it all on a very bright, multi-colored LCD display, and each fan is controlled digitally via a jog dial and buttons!
|Dimensions||147(L) x 87(W) x 42(H) mm|
|Power & Temperature Display||30~800W/ -9 °C~+99 °C|
|Fan Compatibility||1 X 4-Pin (Supports fans with PWM function)|
|3 X 3-Pin (Supports fans with RPM output function)|
|Fan RPM Control||60~5940rpm||PWM Regulation Method (Fan No.4)|
|Voltage Control Method (Fan No.1~3)|