Installing the actual fans is exactly the same as any normal fan installation, using the included screws were perfectly fine so no issues here.
Next up I installed the included USB cable that is used for controlling the lighting. The cable is long enough that no matter what case you’re using you should be able, it also has two separate micro USB connectors that will let you control two separate control hubs off of one cable if you have multiple Thermaltake devices plugged in.
Next up is installing the power cable to give all of the fans and lighting power. One end plugs into the PSU via a MOLEX connector (When will we let these die) while the other end plugs into the 4 pin plug on the control box.
Finally, I put the included adhesive velcro strips onto the control box in order to stick the control box onto my case. Then I plugged in plugged all three fans into the control box, interestingly the fans don’t have the typical 4 pin connection instead they exclusively use the standard internal USB 2.0 to plug into the control box, this is helpful because it reduces how many cables are needed for these fans but it does limit usability without the control box. The fans do have very long cables so even in a massive case you’ll have plenty of cables to route the fans how you want.
Overall installing these fans pretty easy, since the fans use one single cable for lighting and power it does somewhat lower how many cables are added to your build. I also appreciate how long the fan cables are so that helps give the end-user flexibility with cable routing.
Now let’s check out the lighting software and lighting!