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    News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    The Gelid SpeedTouch 6 can independently control and monitor up to six system fans.
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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    Is a 2 year warranty really a selling point? It indicates that it will last over 2 years. If you're confident in your product, give it a 3 or 5 year warranty.

    A 1 year warranty is cheap, but I can understand it. 2 just seems like an odd number (not literally, obviously). To me it suggests they generally don't expect it to make it to the 3rd year.

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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    Perhaps they considered that a fair number of people might be running cheap & nasty power supplies which are more likely to give it dirty power after a few years, so other aspects of a system could influence the failure rate, regardless of its own build quality. There's also the possibility of people using high-current fans causing premature failure.

    I don't see the problem with 2 years warranty on something like this. I don't know what protection components it has, but I imagine that a ~ £25 retail price means that material costs are a consideration.

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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    Problem with these touch screen controllers is the viewing angle of the screens is very poor. Unless you sit almost in front of most of them, you can't see the screen.

    I doubt this is any different.

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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    I had a Zalman MFC-2 multi-function controller and the viewing angle on that was terrible. I ended up going back to my old Akasa 4 channel controller with just knobs.

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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    What ?? a fan controller that won't display my PC components temperature in Kelvin! well there isn't much point in it then.

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    Re: News - Gelid launches LED fan controller with touch screen control panel

    maybe the average PC replacement cycle for those who use these products is about 2 years.
    they upgrade their PC, realise the warranty is just about to expire on this, so go out and buy another one.

    3 or 5 year warranties, why would you replace it any sooner if its covered under warranty?

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