Now that we have this thing installed into the case and have connected all the wiring and probes to the correct places, what does it do?
As we stated earlier, the Nexus Multi-function Panel gives you the ability to access I/O ports from the front of your case. Included in this are two USB ports that are both USB 2.0 compatible, and a single IEEE1394 Firewire port. Having access to this type of connectivity is really a personal thing, but I know that I always enjoy the ability to be able to add a USB device that I don't always use without having to scrounge around behind my case.
With regards to the USB ports, however, it would have been nice if they had connected directly to the extra USB headers on the motherboard. As they are set up, you have to feed then through an empty PCI slot access panel on the back of the case and then connect them to a pair of USB ports from there. The same goes with the Firewire connector, but I know that some motherboards don't have additional port pinouts on the motherboard, so this method is sometimes a necessary evil.
Remember those colorful wiring harnesses from before? Well here is where they come into play. Since the Nexus Panel acts as a rheobus, you will find yourself in full control of the fan speed for your processor. Gonna surf the web and write a bit? No problem; just slow the fan speed down and do so in silence. Want to head online and partake in a little recreation fragging? Crank up the speed to max and your system will be protected to its best level possible.
On the left you'll find a small LCD panel that displays your HSF fan speed and the temperature of the indicated thermal probe. To scroll through the different probes, just hit the long button on the left of the LCD display and you will do just that. Simple but effective.
Oh, and in case you're concerned with being able to see it in the dark, the LCD panel is backlit as well to make sure that you'll always be able to see what it wants to tell you. This can come in handy for those who enjoy case lighting and show off their rigs in a darkened room.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Nexus Panel - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Nexus Panel - Page 2 [Multi-function Panel?]
- Nexus Panel - Page 3 [Installation]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Four-part Mass Effect book series links original trilogy to Andromeda
- Sonic the Hedgehog's new 2017 game to have 'huge emphasis on quality'
- If you own an HTC Vive, you have to play Pool Nation VR
- Nintendo NX might use both cartridges and discs
- This emotional AMD commercial invites you to join the Radeon Rebellion
- Why does my Monitor show static and lines occasionally when using 144hz?
- Considering a DK-04 when they come in stock, just have a few questions beforehand.
- Skylake Overclocking i7 6700k help please
- X170 EXTREME ECC Build
- GA-Z77-UD5H and W10 Sata Port Recognition?
- ADATA launches the Premier SP550 M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
- Mangstor's NX-Series storage arrays accelerate HPC throughput with new burst buffer capabilities
- Swiftech unveils new Komodo Waterblocks for NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 and GTX1070 flagship video cards
- ADATA releases the HD700 and HV620S external hard drives
- BIOSTAR teams up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines