There is not a whole lot going on with the packaging. The front of the box features a nice image of the SPEEDTOUCH 6 with some of its readings giving users a glimpse at what to expect when they install it and go to use it.
The back of the box gives users a nice features list and also shows the technical specifications of the controller so users can not only make sure is will do what they need, they will also be able to make sure it will be compatible with the rest of their hardware.
Opening the box and we are immediately greeted with the user’s manual, moving that to the side and we ca see the SPEEDTOUCH 6 in its anti-static packaging. There is also a white box that includes all the wires, screws and everything else users will need to get the controller installed.
Inside the accessories box users will find extra/spare temperature monitor cables, screws and a GELID sticker/badge.
The main temperature sensors come bundled all as one big cable with 6x controller connectors and temp monitors. The end that connects to the controller is only a 2-pin plug and as we will see shortly, is easily connected.
As mentioned the controller can control up to 6x fans and is compatible with both 3 and 4 pin fan connectors. The SPEEDTOUCH 6 is powered by a Molex adapter that will plug into a Molex adapter from the users power supply.
The front of the SPEEDTOUCH 6 features a brushed aluminium look around the outside of the touch screen and users will also notice a small bit of GELID branding in the bottom right corner. When looking at the screen with the display off, you can see the outlines for where the different information will show.
Looking at the backside of the controller and we can now see the circuit board and where everything will plug in. On the top right, we have the bigger 3-pin power connector that will power the whole fan controller and next to it we have 3x smaller 3-pin connectors that will power and control 3 fans. Over to the bottom left and we see the other 3x fan connectors and the little pins over on the bottom right are where users will plug in the temperature readers.
Please note you do not have to use 6x fans with this controller, you may use only 1 or 2 if you choose. Also, you are not required to use the temperature readers unless you want to make use of the controllers automatic settings feature.
Once the SPEEDTOUCH 6 is installed and turned on it is easy to use. Starting on the left-hand side of the display we can see the power button, lock button, which when locked, will not register and taps on the screen except to unlock it and we also have a little sun that will allow users to change the brightness of the screen.
The A and M you can see on the screen stand for Auto and Manual which are the two control modes that the SPEEDTOUCH 6 has to offer. To the right of the mode selection is the RPM and temperature readings which will, of course, allow users to see how fast the selected fan is spinning and the temperature. On the right-hand side of the screen is where users will find the individual fan selection and as mentioned the SPEEDTOUCH 6 can control 6x fans so they are adequately numbered 1-6. In the middle of the individual fan selector is a percentage bar with a plus/minus on the sides of it and this is how users will be able to manually adjust the speed of the fans.