Scythe Kama Meter Fan Controller

Test Setup

Test Setup

The testing procedure that I have decided to use for the Scythe Kama Meter is to essentially assess the accuracy for fan control and the accuracy of its temperature monitoring probes. All testing will be conducted from within the PC case and images provided where necessary to further reinforce the results. The PC chosen for the testing phase is as follows:

* Intel C2D e6600
* ASUS P5B Deluxe wifi/app
* ASUS EN8800 GTS (640Mb)
* Silverstone ST60F PSU
* 2 x 250GB Seagate SATA II HDD's (RAID 0)
* Custom watercooling
* CoolerMaster 830 Stacker
* Scythe Minebea cooling fans

I will simply be assessing the Kama Meter's ability to smoothly control fan speed and its low rpm/no rpm alarm feature. For the thermal reporting feature, I will be using the Scythe Kama Thermo temperature sensor to check the Kama Meter's accuracy. Both the Kama Meter and Kama Thermo's thermal probes will be positioned in various locations around the PC case and the temperatures will be checked against each other to check for consistancy. I have also included a regular mercury thermometer to further assess accuracy. The thermometer will be allowed 5 mins to aclimatise to each new location.

Let's see how the Kama Meter performs on the following page...
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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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