Wednesday, January 22nd 2020

NZXT Announces the RGB & Fan Controller

NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, today announces the NZXT RGB & Fan Controller. Powered by NZXT CAM, the RGB & Fan Controller gives users the tools to customize lighting and fan profiles to perfection.

The NZXT RGB & Fan Controller was created for builders to easily and affordably add digital RGB and fan control to their system controlled via NZXT CAM. Any chassis can now have the same enhanced capabilities found in the i versions of NZXT award-winning H Series cases. Bringing beauty to any battlestation is simpler than ever with two RGB lighting and fan channels that are compatible with all NZXT lighting accessories such as LED strips, underglow, cable combs, and AER RGB 2 fans. Additionally, three dedicated 10 W fan channels are included, giving users direct control of their airflow performance digitally.

Lighting Channels
Two NZXT RGB lighting channels, up to 40 individually addressable LEDs per channel, 80 LEDs total. Lighting channels now support up to six addressable RGB LED Strips or five Aer RGB fans.

Fan Channels
Three fan channels with max 10 W per channel output.

More RGB Lighting Accessories
Mix and match any NZXT RGB LED accessories within each channel, including NZXT Underglow, Cable Comb, LED strips in various lengths, and Aer RGB fans while syncing all lighting accessories across different channels.

Price: MSRP: $24.99 USD

Availability: Now in the USA, rest of the world in February 2020.
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9 Comments on NZXT Announces the RGB & Fan Controller

#1
Mussels
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pity it needs CAM software, everyone hates that crap
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#2
Ferrum Master
They must design it as a 2.5inch SSD. Why in heck as space taking another weird sized box?

The heck you can even make it so you can put an M.2 SSD in it and attach power and SATA too...

Design logic...
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#3
BakerMan1971
Ferrum Master
They must design it as a 2.5inch SSD. Why in heck as space taking another weird sized box?

The heck you can even make it so you can put an M.2 SSD in it and attach power and SATA too...

Design logic...
That is actually a great idea, the other sticky backed ones are also a pain, I would love an SSD mount mountable one :)
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#4
Valantar
Having lived with CAM since I got my H200i shortly after launch, I'd avoid this. I'm getting an AquaComputer Quadro to replace the "smart device" in my H200i as soon as I can get around to it. Why? Mainly stability. CAM has a tendency to silently crash when entering/leaving sleep, which is ... highly problematic given that it controls the cooling for my entire water loop. Beyond that I also want the water temp sensor inputs of the Quadro, and AquaSuite is supposedly a far superior software solution. CAM is rather clunky, has an unnecessarily rigid GUI, and while most things work as advertised (I never bothered trying the "smart" fan stuff, as it wouldn't understand the layout of my loop anyhow) it's just ... not that good.
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#5
AnarchoPrimitiv
Makes no mention of what type of pin connection the RGB controller has and darkens them out in the photos....probably because like usual, it will have some proprietary connector that forces you to buy a $30 NZXT RGB strip with 15x LEDs on it when you could buy 5 meter strip of addressable 60 LEDs/meter off Aliexpress or Amazon for that price
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#6
bonehead123
CAM it, slam it, damn it...

Has to be one of the most worthless, unstable, and cranky piece of SW ever created......at least for lighting/fan controls are concerned anyways :(

I had some of this stuff a few years ago, and got so pissed off at it I just deleted it & threw the hdwr in the trash....
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#7
claster17
Valantar
and AquaSuite is supposedly a far superior software solution
And you only need AquaSuite to change settings. A Quadro, assuming it behaves similarly to an Aquaero, runs fully autonomously once set up.
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#8
Valantar
claster17
And you only need AquaSuite to change settings. A Quadro, assuming it behaves similarly to an Aquaero, runs fully autonomously once set up.
That's my understanding too, and one of the major let-downs of the NZXT "Smart device". There have been far too many times when I've ended a gaming session only to see that CAM has silently crashed on me and my fans have therefore run the entire session at idle speeds. Never had any mishaps due to it, but I don't like my loop heating up that much.
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#9
Tsukiyomi91
I just stick with the other brand to keep my lights, monitoring etc running without the need of an Internet connection.
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