by Greg King on September 2, 2005 in Cooling, Peripherals
Feel the need to add a cool mod to your case but are slow on ideas? We are checking out a quality digital thermal display that tracks 9 read-outs! Let’s take a look at the product, and see if it can stack up with our high expectations!
From a functional standpoint, I am extremely surprised in the way that this little guy works. The temps on my CPU are bang on with what is displayed in BIOS and the fans read out correctly too. This piece also reads out the time and hard drive activity which for the most part, isn’t any different than the LED on the front of my case but still, it does as it should and that makes me happy.
All in all, I am impressed by the professional look that this piece adds to my case. I must be honest when I say that the Digital Thermal Controller did not wow me when I first opened the box. When it was installed and working, I stood corrected. The ability to view my CPU temperature is a greatly added bonus. The front of the thermal display looks right at home in my black case and the blue display adds a nice touch as well.
I cannot find anything wrong with this product that can be directly blamed on Logisys. My only recommendation to Logisys is to make all of the wires coming out of the back braided like the hard drive connector cable. This would make the product far less cluttered looking and improve air movement throughout the case, which could be the main reason many might overlook this fine product.
I would also provide a few different places on the case of the controller to mount, as the current 2 can allow the box to pivot should it not be secured in the bay. As with anything, there is always room for improvement, and I hope that Logisys will consider these recommendations in further revisions.
I am giving this fine piece of hardware, direct from the equally fine people at Logisys, a 9 out of 10. The blue display and the accurate readings are proof enough that Logisys has a top notch product on their hands that is sure to attract attention to your case and turn a few heads at any LAN party you attend.
If you would like to discuss this review, please comment in our related review thread! You do not have to register to post, but it is welcomed! Thanks to Logisys for sending this along for review, and I can’t wait to see what they release in the future.