Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller

Published: October 16, 2009
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Zalman

Introduction and Packaging

Fans can be noisy and disturbing to a work environment, but we all know that stressing PC hardware provides excessive heat that can be damaging to the components.  Fan controllers come in handy to keep the noise in check during office work, but crank up the air when gaming.  RBMods reviews the Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller.  Read on for the full review.

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* Real-Time Power Load Display
* FSTN Display (for Wide Viewing Angles)
* Temperature Monitor (View Up To 4 Components)
* Fan RPM Monitoring & Control (3 x Voltage, 1 x PWM)
* Built-In Timer Display
* Built-In Protection Circuit & Alarm


* Dimensions: 147 x 87 x 42mm
* Power & Temperature Display: 10~999W/ -9.9 °C~+99.9 °C
* Fan Compatibility: 1 x 4-Pin(Supports Fans w/ PWM function)
* 3 x 3-Pin (Supports Fans w/ RPM output function)
* Fan RPM Control PWM Regulation Method (Fan PWM)
* Voltage Control Method (Fan No.1~3)
* Output Current MAX 0.7A
* Output Voltage +4~11VDC
* Input Voltage +12VDC/+5VDC


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The Zalman MFC3 comes in a thick, black cardboard box.  The front contains a few details about the fan controller, aw well as a picture.  On the back of the box, the features are listed in eight languages, and the specifications are accompanied by a small diagram detailing the functions of the fan controller.  Inside the box, the controller is wrapped in an antistatic bag, while the accessories are in another, separate cardboard box.

Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller
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Included with the fan controller are enough fan extension cables to control five fans, as well as four thermal probes.
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Also included is a manual, tape for attaching the thermal probes, and screws for installing the fan controller and PCI bracket.

Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller
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Finally, there is the power brick, which sports no buttons, is made of black plastic, and has two cables. One leads to your computer’s PSU, while the other goes to the fan controller via the included USB bracket.

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