Phobya 70167 MaxGuide 6 Fan Controller

Phobya MaxGuide 6 Controller Single Bay 5.25"

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Product Overview Phobya's first fan controller without much bric-a-brac, is designed for one main purpose: Full control of the fan speed in your system!

Depending on what your system is doing and what the time of day and year is, the computer need more fan power which results in higher noise emissions, or it can run with slower-spinning fans when a more quiet environment is needed and the summer heat has worn off. This is just what fan controllers like this one are made for and this is what Phobya has designed this unit for. With an unbeatable price compared to similar units Phobya leaves everyone in the dust with the MaxGuide 6 Controller!

Features The front in classic black Aluminium with the turning knobs, also black, fits into any case with its its timeless design. Built for installation in a 5.25" drive bay this controller fits perfectly into any tower design. A small Phobya logo in the lower right corner shows from which quality manufacturer this controller unit comes. Small Blue LEDs below the potentiometers show to which channels fans are connected. A L for low and H for high show in which way the knob has to be turned to achieve the desired effect. The adjustment in an speed is achieved via voltage adjustments and with a voltage range of 5-12V the speed range of virtually all fans is covered. The unit draws power via a 4-Pin connector from the system PSU.

If you wish for an affordale, well-designed and reliable way to adjust fan speed this is the perfect choice for you!
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Duration:
24 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
24 months
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System Noise Reduction
System Noise Reduction
Date Issued: 5th Mar 2007

Anybody who has been near their share of computer systems will appreciate that not all systems make the same amount of noise. There are a number of reasons for why this is so. Firstly, a computer makes noise for different reasons. Generally, anything mechanical is going to make noise.

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Reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid piece of kit It has the now common super bright blue LEDs which can be a bit annoying, but functionally it's superb. It drives 3-pin and PWM fans equally well, the included cables are of decent length (aroudn 60cm) and fold well to make things tidy, ports you don't need can be easily disconnected to reduce clutter. 11 April 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Does what you expect 6 controllers for this price is worth it. My one was delivered broken, one of the wires was pulled out of the molex connectors. I had to reattach it myself because the length of sending it back and getting a new one wouldn't be worth it. The fan controller itself is decent. 24 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yeah it's not the best but... This is the first fan controler I've bought, and not wanting any gaudy lights/screen/touch control I figured I'd get this. It's not the best as it doesn't sit flush with a Corsair Air540 case, but it is nice and subtle. The fan speed knobs don't completely match (in regards to twist positions, they don't match 100%). It's not the most secure as it can wobble if wiggled. However. It does look good. under each knob there is a little red LED which isn't bright enough to be invasive but noticeable at a glance which dim/brighten/flicker depending on what the fan speed is set to. I would have loved green (colour coordination) but a simple mod by the looks of things. I believe it's a fully aluminium construction which is pretty sturdy yet light weight and it does look good. The markings on the face plate are minimal, there is a small white H for high, a small dotted line around the circumference of the knobs and a small white L for low. Below the LED's are the names for each knob, Small white 'Fan1' through 'Fan6' and a small Phobya logo on the right hand side (back top corner in the orientation I have it in) Over all I'm pretty happy with it. Cheap 'n' cheerful. I have 4 prolimatech 140mm Aluminium green LED fans, My corsair H60 pump and duel 120mm SP radiator fans running off 4 out of the six outlets. I use a 3pin Y splitter, one to top exhaust pair, one to front intake pair, one for rad fans and number 4 is for the pump speed. No problem what so ever. You don't get infomation like fan speed, temps or.. other gubbin's but I use my ear and software for that anyway. I have run into one snag. My 'Fan1' knob seems to have developed a bit of a loose connection as it tends to speed up/slow down the fan/s connected as if the voltage had changed by 2/3volts. I don't use 'Fan1' any more and thus no problem. It still works if needed in the future so no worrys. 13 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed I got this for me 350D, but it doesn't fit, the holes aren't spaced properly for the case. One of the dials came scratched up. It also doesn't come in a proper box so it's harder to spend the thing back, very disappointing 09 September 2014
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Fans can get loud so it'd be nice to completely turn some of during media usage, so is it possible to do that with this? Or are they still running at a certain speed constantly?
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It'd be interesting if possible and if it is possible, is it recommended? Or would it be better to run CPU fans through the motherboard?
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Phobya 70167 MaxGuide 6 Fan Controller
Phobya 70167 MaxGuide 6 Fan Controller