Phanteks Fan Controller Review

Phanteks Fan Controller

9/10 Amazing

The Main Point

For the low price of this fan hub, it was amazing during our testing for this Phanteks Fan Controller Review. It has eight different fan ports, which is more than plenty for most people. Not only does it allow you to have more fans, but it also cleans up your case a bit. It also is magnetic, and includes a little fan control module, so you don’t have to use it with your motherboard.

Buy the Phanteks Fan Controller here. $27.99 on Amazon and $19.99 at Newegg

The Good

  • ┬áReally Cheap
  • 8 fan ports
  • Magnetic
  • 3 button controller included

The Bad

  • Needs 2 cables plugged into it

Are all fan hubs the same? That is a very common question when it comes to purchasing fan hubs. But, there are a few things that make a difference. One of the largest ones is price, and this one definitely wins in that category. The Phanteks Fan Controller is definitely one of the best out there. Not only is the price great, you also get a few other great features. This fan hub is definitely worth the small price you pay for it. I have personally used it in multiple builds, and it has worked great in all of them. I can safely say that I love this product from Phanteks.

Phanteks Fan Controller in build

Features

This fan hub packs in a lot of features for the small price. It has connectivity for up to eight 3-pin fans, and five 4-pin fans. In the build that I used for testing of this fan hub, I used six fans, and it worked great. It uses two cables for the hub itself. One fan cable to connect to the motherboard (If you are using the included 3 button fan controller, then you would plug that in instead), and one to connect through sata to the power supply for power. As I mentioned in the parenthesis, there is also an included 3 button fan speed controller. This allows you to change the fan speed by hitting the buttons, rather than actually on the computer. I have personally used the fan hub in both ways, and it has worked great. The final included feature is that this hub is magnetic. No velcro, no stickers and no screws. It will just attach magnetically to the back of your case ( the 3 button controller uses velcro). This is great, as if you ever wanted to remove it for some reason, it’s really easy. Overall, this fan hub is feature packed, especially for how cheap it is.

Phanteks Fan Controller included items

Price

This fan hub has an amazing price. For only $19.99 from Newegg, you are getting an amazing deal. With how many things are included, and the overall quality of this fan hub, that’s amazing. How they managed to get the price this low, I have no idea. Phanteks is also a pretty big manufacturer. It’s not like they’re just some cheap Chinese company. They make actual quality products. The $19.99 price is basically the lowest price for a fan hub I could find anywhere. It’s amazing what a great deal this item is. That is the real reason I continue to pick it. I don’t want to spend more money for what is basically the same thing!

Corsair Commander Pro fan hub vs Phanteks fan controller

Competition

If Phanteks can get their price this low, there’s got to be some competition, right? I mean, there’s no way competitors prices can be that bad. Well, they kind of are. Corsair’s Commander Pro has a few extra features( Some that I think don’t make very much sense), but it only has six fan ports. It is also compatible with rgb fans, but still, unless you have rgb fans, there’s definitely no need for it. Oh yeah, did I mention that it is also $74.29 from Newegg? Yeah, that’s a really high price. There are also a few other competitors. Some fan hubs are a bit cheaper, but they are made by weird companies. And to be honest, they even look kind of like bombs. The other option is a few other fan hubs that are the same price, but in the pictures they look really thick. I don’t even know if they would fit in most cases. After this, I still think that the Phanteks is the best deal, unless you have rgb fans.

9/10 Amazing

The Main Point

For the low price of this fan hub, it was amazing during our Phanteks Fan Controller Review. It has eight different fan ports, which is more than plenty for most people. Not only does it allow you to have more fans, but it also cleans up your case a bit. It also is magnetic, and includes a little fan control module, so you don’t have to use it with your motherboard.

Buy the Phanteks Fan Controller here. $27.99 on Amazon and $19.99 at Newegg

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