Kaze Master Pro 5.25
The Kaze Master Pro 5.25 is the most functional of the three Scythe products. Its box has the same shape but is designed differently.
The box is very informative.
Included with the controller are a power cable, six fan cables, six thermal sensor cables, scotch tape and an installation guide.
The cables are as long as those included with the two other products from Scythe.
The plastic case of the Kaze Master Pro 5.25 looks complete and functional.
There are six fan control knobs at the bottom of the controller’s faceplate. The two controls above them serve to choose fan channels and enable/disable indication. The controller weighs 325 grams.
The back panel offers the following: six 3-pin fan connectors, six thermal sensor connectors, a 4-pin power connector, a jumper for choosing temperature units, and a jumper to turn the warning signal on/off.
Everything is neat and tidy inside the Kaze Master Pro 5.25:
The load capacity of each fan is 12 watts; the adjustment range is 3.7 to 12 volts. The operating range of the temperature sensors is 0 to 100°C.
The controller’s vacuum-fluorescent display can show you information from two sensors concurrently: channel number, fan speed and current temperature.
You can switch between the channels using the two side controls. They also serve to set up the warning signal threshold. The Kaze Master Pro 5.25 worked blamelessly with my four high-performance fans, ensuring smooth regulation of speed from full stop to the maximum.
The recommended price of the Kaze Master Pro 5.25 is $44.99; its warranty period is 2 years.
Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing
I won’t make a comparison in this conclusion because my goal was to describe each fan controller to you so that you could make an informed choice. Here are just some basic facts: if you want only to control your fans, you can take a Scythe Kaze Q-8, Lamptron FC8 or, for a lot of fans, Scythe Kaze Q-12. If you want temperature sensors too, you may want to consider the Lamptron FC5V2 or Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25. Want something eye-catching? Take a look at the Lamptron Touch or NZXT’s Sentry 2 and Sentry LX, the NZXT Sentry LXE being the most original option. Just choose what’s best for you!