A lot of new PC enthusiasts think there are basically only two kinds of custom PCs: the ultra quiet PC and the loud, gaming system. The truth is somewhere in the middle, especially with the help of a high quality fan controller. BitFenix has two great entires to the fan controller market with the Hydra Pro and Recon.
We will start with the basic tried and true fan controller. Using several 30 watt per channel low profile sliders, the Hydra Pro is perfect for any system. It doesn’t matter if you have a front door or not, as long as you have a single 5.25″ bay to spare. You can also combine the Hydra Pro with the Spectre and Spectre Pro fans from BitFenix with the added bonus of a one button control for the LEDs.
System too loud to hear your movie, but it’s in another room? Just laid down and forgot to switch to silent running mode? Left for work already with your Fold@Home project running, but your fans are all off? None of that is a problem with the BitFenix Recon with real-time status monitoring, and easy profile creation. Oh, and did I mention that whole mobile Internet access thing? ‘Cause it is kinda awesome.
Even if you never use the Internet access feature, the Recon is still a very stylish touch screen fan controller. Both the Recon and Hydra Pro have the BitFenix SoftTouch treatment. I am beginning to think that the BitFenix engineers don’t like the feel of metal. Both of these great accessories can be found right now at select e-tailers with the BitFenix Recon MSRP being $39 US and 34.90€ in the EU. More details and where to buy below.