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Fractal Design Adjust 108 Fan Controller Review

By: Chad Sebring | Fan Controllers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




The Adjust 108 is a single 5.25" bay device that offers six zones of control with vertical sliders. These sliders are backed with a black, brushed aluminum, face plate that adds a bit of style while also giving Fractal a place to advertise its name as it splits the six channels into two groups of three. Each of these six channels is capable of delivering up to 36 watts of power. Another cool feature of the Adjust 108 is the multi-color LEDs. When the fan control sliders are below 50% fan speed, the LED will glow white. 51% and above, those same LEDs are now blue as just a little way of knowing where the sliders are in the dark. With the sliders at the bottom, this controller delivers 6.04V to the fan leads, and with the slider all the way to the top you are given 11.94V.


On the sides of the Adjust 108 you are given a steel plate with six holes in it for a little adjustment to fit any chassis, and the mounting screws are also provided. All of the wiring is black, that includes the six 600mm long fan cables as well as the much shorter power adapter that has both a SATA power clip as well as a Molex to allow users to use whatever is close and handy in the bays. Not too far from where the fans connect to the PCB, there is a 2-pin jumper placed on a set of four pins. Depending on how the jumper is placed, or by leaving it off, you can adjust the intensity of the LEDs. One way allows for 50% of the LED, while the other jumper position leaves the LEDs powered off. If you leave the jumper off the pins entirely you are given 100% of their intensity.


Judging from all the news I saw on the Adjust 108 as the concept was released to the public, I would have assumed I could find one of these on the shelf somewhere. As I look around all my effort were in vein. I wasn't able to find one at all. Funny too, since the news said to expect these to hit the market in September, and at that time they had a set MSRP.


Since I cannot locate one, or shop for the better deal, for the purpose of this review we will be using the $34.99 MSRP Fractal Design set on the Adjust 108 when that news was released.

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