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Product: Corsair Commander Pro Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed ControllerCorsair Commander Pro

Price: £59.99 (Retail)

Cheapest Place to Buy: Comes out at the same price from different retailers Amazon- £59.99, Scan- £59.99, Corsair- £59.99

Guarantee: 2 Year Warranty

Overall Rating: 9 out of 10


Overview

When it comes to building your custom computer you are going to need a good airflow otherwise it may overheat. Most people would want to add LED lighting to the case as well which is where the Corsair Commander Pro comes into action. You can customize and sync all of your RGB lighting when you link them up through iCUE to create an amazing lighting show. With the Commander Pro, you have complete control of your system’s performance. It gives you an in-depth insight into your system’s temperatures in real-time and set up an intelligent fan curve to automatically adjust speeds depending on your system needs.

Features

Complete Control

The Corsair Commander Pro can control up to 6 fans, two RGB lighting channels, up to 4 temperature sensors, and 2 internal USB headers, giving you complete control of every part of your system. This means that you can have up to 6, 3 pin DC or 4 pin PWM fans that can run in a zero RPM fan mode which would give you total silence, or you can select what speeds you want the fans to run at.

Temperature Monitoring

As we said you have the ability to connect up to 4 repositionable temperature sensors that allow you to monitor the temperatures through the Corsair iCUE software. Along with this, you can monitor the temperatures from your CPU, graphics card, and motherboard. With the software, you can create custom fan curves and lighting profiles to adjust the fan speeds and lighting as your system heats up and cools down.

Internal USB 2 Headers

The Commander Pro has 2 USB 2.0 internal headers allowing you to connect internal USB devices such as any iCUE compatible power supplies, liquid CPU coolers, or the motherboard front panel USB ports.

Easy To Use

Due to it being small in size and low profile and including adhesive pads which mean you are able to install it behind the back panel of your case or any flat surface to be able to keep it all nice and clean. It comes with a small instruction booklet showing you how to set up the wiring to make sure it is all manageable through the iCUE software

Specification

We have covered some of the specs already however I will just clarify them here. This allows you to control the RGB lighting in your system and any of the fan’s speeds. You have 2 RGB channels that would allow you to add any RGB strips that you may want to add. It has 2 USB 2.0 internal 9 pin ports for any additional components that may need power such as the CPU cooler. You have the ability to add up to 4 temp sensors within the system. To operate this to its full potential you would need Windows 10 operating system and the latest iCUE software, once installed it is relatively easy to understand. The last point I am going to mention is that it comes with 2 years manufacturing warranty to cover any failures.

Pro’s and Con’s

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • A well-established brand
  • Good quality product
  • Easy to use software once everything is fitted
Cons
  • Can be hard to get the layout of the wiring correct
  • It Will required a large case to be able to fit the extra wiring and the commander pro

Overall Thoughts on the Corsair Commander Pro

Corsair Commander Pro

When buying a Corsair product you know you will be getting a high-quality item, they are a massive manufacture within the computer industry. The Commander Pro is certainly no exception, I have been thoroughly impressed with this since purchasing and fitting it into my system. When it comes to fitting it isn’t the easiest, for instance, you would need to plan out the wiring from the fans and temp sensors to make sure they all reach your commander pro or make sure you are able to put the commander where you want it within the case and to keep the cable management at its best. Along with this again towards the cable management point you will need a decent size case for these extra cables to hide them and again to be able to store the commander.

Other than this it is a brilliant bit of kit, once you have all the fans and any extra RGB strips it completes the build, the iCUE software is very user friendly, being able to monitor your temps and have a stunning looking build. I have used a couple of different fan controllers and this one offers the most out of them, and wouldn’t have an issue recommending the product.

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16 Responses

  1. Hi Ben, 

    Nice review! I wanted to take a minute and reinforce what you have said. I am currently running a Digital Storm that is barely what it originated. I thought with the price on the original I was getting one of the top products for gaming. I have since upgraded just about everything on it.

    What I want to say real quick is, I have installed a corsair controller in series with a water cooler. This setup has allowed me to slow down fan speed and like you said, make it nearly silent. I have also connected the existing LED’s to the controller and now have the ability to make it do some pretty cool stuff. That is all cosmetic but it impresses the gamers!

    Right on point Ben! This piece along with others has improved performance and appearance of my machine.

    Thanks!

    Chad

    • It is nice to hear from another gamer! 

      Thank you very much, originally I had generic fans with a separate controller that can only change the colours, but when I changed over to the Commander Pro it completely changed it for me! You have so much more control over your PC its amazing.

      Thank you for leaving a comment!

  2. Haha thanks for the article my guy! To be completely honest with you, I actually found this article really helpful. I don’t have a PC myself, but I’ve been looking into getting one and I’m sure I can use one of these. It looks like it takes a bit of setup, but I’m sure once it’s setup, it’ll be worth every penny! 

    • No problem, I am glad that it is going to help! They are certainly worth it once it is set up, the PC will look better than ever. If you are looking into a PC it could possibly be cheaper to build than to buy. Through this website, we are trying to help anyone get into computers so take a look!

      Thank you for taking the time to read

  3. Hi there! Such an amazing article! Thanks for taking time to share this detailed and informative review!  I must say I learnt alot most especially about the pros and cons Of The corsair conmander pro. It’s a good thing I came across this. I now know a thing or two. Thanks again. I will definitely share this with friends. 

  4. I have been building my custom computer and am excited about it. I am almost done. But I realized recently that one of the key elements is having a good airflow. But I am glad that Corsair Commander Pro has me covered. It’s affordable. I’ll buy one right now. Thanks!

    • It will certainly help with that being able to control the fan speeds and to monitor all of the temps! Thank you for reading

  5. Hello Ben, thanks alot for sharing this great review on Corsair commander pro. I have been a tech gut since I was little and I don’t always take these opportunities for granted. Will do muxh research before getting into it. I personally think one should do all things possible to avoid rushing into any program. I love the fact that I can control my computer in whatever way I can. Thanks once again.

    • I agree with you, I will always do research into most of my purchases to make sure I am getting the right product. They are good that you can control and monitor the system, once it is all set up! Thank you for reading

  6. Hi there Ben! Thanks for sharing this article! In addition, models. The build quality has gone up and it seems to be a sturdy device. More connectors is the way to go. The Commander Pro model offers you to connect and control 6 PWM fans. Very handy if you want to use more Corsair RGB kit like a LED STRIP with additional controller.

    • Exactly being able to connect 6 fans and further LED strips are very good as the majority of people like to have the extra lighting to sync it all up. Thank you for reading!

  7. Hello there, thank you so much for sharing this. this is a very awesome piece and a very detailed one. I’m really happy I came across this.  Reading about this article Corsair commander pro control your computer sounds really interesting. Learning about this is indeed an eye opener for me. I enjoyed reading every bit of this article 

  8. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing and wonderful post about the corsair command pro, although  am not a tech person  and I don’t know much about pc, but one thing i know is that a pc needs to be cool and improve to work perfect,  and I believe  this product dose that perfectly. 

    • It certainly does help to control airflow and being able to monitor the temps throughout the computer

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