Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller


Conclusion Scythe Kaze Master
So how well did the Scythe Kaze Master perform in today's review?
The build quality and presentation of the Scythe Kaze Master is both solid and attractive. The inclusion of the VFD panel over a traditional LCD panel is also a nice touch; with the increased brightness of the VFD panel apparent. While some may prefer the Kama Meter's screen over the Kaze Master, or vice versa, both provide attractive and easily readable real-time data. It really does come down to the end-user's personal preference.
Fan control during the testing phase was excellent and temperature reporting was accurate. I still have a problem with the 'high temperature' alarm being set so high,  however. The inclusion of an customisable alarm trigger would certainly be a welcome feature and somewhat more useful.
Pricing for the Scythe Kaze Master is close to that of the Scythe Kama Meter and perfectly acceptable. The slight price hike of the Scythe Kaze Master would more than likely be attributed to the inclusion of the VFD panel. Scan Computers UK have the Scythe Kaze Master listed for £35.24 Inc 17% VAT.
In conclusion, if I had to make a choice between the Scythe Kaze Master and the Scythe Kama Meter Fan Controllers I feel that the Kaze Master just pips the Kama Meter at the post. The inclusion of an easier to read display; better response to fan control and its slightly better looks makes it the ideal candidate for your Dollar, Pound or particular currency.
The Good
* Looks
* Quality
* Price
* Accuracy
* Real time reporting without having to turn a knob to a different channel
The Mediocre
* No changeable faceplates like the Kama Meter
The Bad
* High temperature alarm set too high to be useful.
OC3D Recommended Award
Overclock3D would like to thank Scythe-EU for providing today's review sample
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Most Recent Comments

03-07-2008, 09:13:29

good review, and a nice looking unit

just a bit too expensive i would recon..

if the price came down to around 25 quid, i would seriously consider it...Quote

03-07-2008, 09:23:57

Thanks ionicle. Although the Kaze Master may seem out of your price range, I do think it's a fair priceQuote

03-07-2008, 09:43:38

Great review dude and nice looking fan controller. Shame it won't tame my 2.5amp Delta beasts Quote

03-07-2008, 10:00:04

Thanks mate, tis nice. Yeah the Kaze is well out of the league of those Delta's though Quote

03-07-2008, 10:56:00

I've got one of these, had it for a couple of weeks, and the Display went this morning when I switched on- i'd sleeved all the cables for it last night and it was working fine when I went to bed I've sent an email to CCL about exchanging it, I'm hoping I was just unlucky cos I really liked it, it's a right pain though cos if they will replace it I'm gonna have to undo all my hard work with the braiding to send it back.Quote

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