Vantec Nexus NXP-205 Variable Fan Controller ReviewFormer staff writer - July 31, 2001
- 4 Channel Fan Controller
- Adjustable Fan Speed Knob
- Aluminum "U" Type Housing
- Blue LED Light
- Each Channel Will Support 15 to 18 Watts
- Fits In A Standard 5.25' Drive Bay.
- No Need to Cut Wires Like Other Fan Controller. Just Plug The Cable In.
- (1) NXP-205 Fan Controller
- (4) Screws
- (4) Fan connectors
- (1) Power connector
Like the NXP-205's older brother, the NXP-205 comes in two colors; Black & Silver. I prefer the silver one because I have an Aluminum Lian Li case, and the silver one matches very well with the Aluminum of my case. On the front of the NXP-205 you'll notice a ring around each of the four knobs. This ring actually lights up bright blue when the unit is turned on. I really wish that they would bright and dim depending on if you have knob turned to the low or high setting, but it doesn't.
On the back of the NXP-205 you'll find four 3-pin fan connectors and one 4-pin molex connector. Each of the four 3-pin connectors are numbered, one through four and they match the sequence of the knobs on the front of the NXP-205 (that are also numbered). I thought it was a good idea that Vantec had, to make the fan connectors sit on the printer circuit board horizontal rather than vertical to help save space and cut down on wire clutter.