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BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller

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Posted October 31, 2012 by Vinny Petronio in Cases & PSU

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Price at time of Review: $36.99 US
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Low Profile, 30 watts per channel, Softouch finish, Fan LED control, Priced right, Easy installation, solid build
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

short base, no tray, plastic slider/button
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The Bitfenix Hydra Pro comes with an outstanding price, great performance, good build quality, and features the signature Bitfenix SofTouch finish. It would be an attractive addition to virtually any system, and its low profile will even fit in cases with doors.
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by Vinny Petronio
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Summary:

The BitFenix Hydra Pro is the perfect entry level controller. In fact, I believe, when coupled with the BitFenix Spectre and Spectre Pro LED fans, the Hydra Pro will really begin to shine (forgive the pun). By combining the two, users can control both fan speeds and LED lighting with just the push of a button. The low profile recessed sliders are a welcome sight and a great idea. there are many users with cases with doors that are going to love this feature as it will enable them to have total control of their system but also close their computer doors for quiet computing as well.

The BitFenix Hydra Pro along with LED control also incorporates five fan channels that deliver a whopping 30 Watts of power each! This is more than enough to power and pig-tail several fans off of the same channel, leaving channels open to power and control other fans or equipment in your rig including a water pump.

The bottom line is the BitFenix Hydra Pro gives you great performance, and good build quality and features like the signature BitFenix SofTouch™ surface treatment on the outside. The Hydra Pro makes an attractive addition to virtually any system, and in this case should be on everyone’s short list. With an MSRP of only $36.99, this more than a great value, and garners our PureOverClock Great Hardware award.

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