Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Controller ReviewFormer staff writer - March 15, 2006
This Zalman controller comes with the controller, four 3-pin extension cables and four mounting screws. Two of the cables are typical extension type cables while the other two are designed for connection with a fan device to the motherboard from the fan controller. The packaging is a simple see through plastic with a cardboard backing and while not being anything to boast about it gets the job done to deliver the contents.
The face plate is cool transparent blue, with grooved aluminum knobs for easy grasping while adjusting the fan speed and it also has two toggle type switches.
If blue is your color then you will love this transparent blue faceplate! The toggle switches allow for either a 12v connection or a 5v connection with a flip of the switch. This controller mounts in a typical 5.25� bay, which adds a more user friendly control then some 3.5� bay type controllers, simply because most 3.5� controllers tend to be further towards the bottom of a case.
Here you can see the four 3-pin connections, along with the two set screw connections for either 12v or 5v outputs. Also, you can see the typical green PCB and the chrome plated mounting brackets. Don�t forget the main power supply connection, which is very important seeing how that is what gets the power to the fan connectors, enabling the fans to power up and run.