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  1. Overall profiles

    Just got my GRID+ and was very disappointed to find no overall profile system in the CAM software.

    What I really want is to configure several overall profiles and then, within each, configure what each fan should do. That way I can have a quiet profile with some fans on a quiet curve and others off completely, a full power profile with every fan on full and then a profile somewhere in the middle. I could then use the system tray app to quick flick between profiles in one go and all fans would change to their settings for that…

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fan speed Graph tracker

      It would be awesome if there was a way to view/track the fans speed/RPM on a graph, so you can see when they rev up/slow down - This way it would be easier to track the RPM and see if it needs adjusting between certain thresholds.

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      • Sound integration

        It would be awesome if the cam software had a setting purely for listening to music that would detect the BPM and other general of rhythm beats and then while using other regular Hue settings, dim the lights or even run through separate custom music light shows in sync with the music

        6 votes
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        • Please allow us to control fan speed based on "any highest" temperature.

          CAM currently allows me to set my fan speed based on one of LIQUID, CPU *or* GPU.

          The Kraken is the main air-inlet to my case, I would like to be able to increase the fan speed when *any* of the above increases in temperature (preferably with 3 graphs).

          Currently if I select GPU temperature then I could be running CPU-intensive tasks without adequate cooling (and vice-versa).

          I CPU/GPU combo would be good enough (coolant temp is more controllable).

          13 votes
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          • Please port to Linux!

            It wouldn't be that hard. You're ignoring a potentially huge influx of customers that Linux support would bring. It already seems like a great software, and I can imagine only that a Linux version would be even greater. Thanks.

            101 votes
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            • Fully Customisable LEDs on HUE+

              It would be great if they made it so there was an interface you could make your own LED patterns on. (Or at least making it open source so techy people could do it - idk if this is already a thing)

              This could be expanded by being able to share your patterns with other cam users.

              There is LOADS of potential in this product. I would love to see a subreddit with lots of active users contributing their new patterns.

              From NZXT point of view - if they had a page on their website where users could share patterns,…

              156 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  fan.ding responded

                Hi Adam,
                Sorry for the very late response. We are considering opening up the SDK so we can have users program their own modes and share with other users. This project will require some time to build out and we currently have other higher priority tasks we are working on. However, I can tell you that we have more cool modes coming, especially for gamers.

              • Combine Presets

                I would love to combine smart mode with presets. For example, if i reach 70° it starts to strobe in red or maybe "it takes fire" with candlelight preset.

                23 votes
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                  under review  ·  fan.ding responded

                  This is a really good suggestion. We’ll take these into consideration as we add more variety to the lighting modes.

                • Universal Dimming for Hue+

                  I've noticed moving a color on the spectrum to the darker end dims it but basically keeps it the same color, with this in mind, it would be nice if you can add a universal dimmer that does this so you don't have to create custom profiles and go through each color moving them toward the bottom. Convenience!

                  43 votes
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                  • Notifications - Criteria needs to be true for x seconds option

                    hey,

                    it would be great if there would be a option for the notifications which sets that the notification will only get send if the temp/load is over that value for X seconds.

                    My CPU temp jumps over 80 for a second sometimes and the notifications about that are getting annoying.

                    14 votes
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                    • Random LEDs on Hue+

                      Could you add a profile that will cause random LEDs on a channel to flash/change color? I'm trying to create a "sky" effect for the top of my case and I'd like to have lightning.

                      7 votes
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                      • Application Specific Profiles.

                        A way to choose a specific profile for each Application or Game would be nice. For example I like to use the Audio: Level profile for playing Rainbow Six: Siege but I would like to use a green and blue marquee for playing Fallout 4. So having the ability to have a different profile for each application would be great!

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                        • Change proflie by time for HUE+

                          I recently got HUE+ LED for my case, and working fine, but wish i could have it switch automatic between different profiles, depending on time.

                          For e.x i would like to be able to have a profile with higher brightness during daytime and after a defined time by me use another profile at night with lower brightness

                          72 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Eric Lam responded

                            That’s an interesting idea, we will look into this. Thanks for the suggestion!

                          • Give us an option to set the pattern speed in HUE+ according to the GPU/CPU load

                            I think it would be nice to have an option in HUE+ where you can make it so the "interval" value on HUE+ (or maybe brightness for those profiles that have a fixed color) depends on our GPU / CPU load. For example:

                            CPU/GPU load at less than 10%: Pattern stopped / lights off
                            CPU/GPU load at 10-30%: Interval: Slowest
                            CPU/GPU load at 30-50%: Interval: Slow
                            CPU/GPU load at 50-70%: Interval: Medium
                            CPU/GPU load at 70-90%: Interval: fast
                            CPU/GPU load at 90-100%: Interval: fastest

                            Maybe add a "check every X seconds" so users won't turn crazy because their lights go…

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              planned  ·  fan.ding responded

                              Hi,
                              Sorry for the late response. This is a great idea and we will add the feature in an update soon!

                            • Profiles need more fan speeds per temperature

                              As of current the kraken operates with default profiles with 6 total points of adjustment. My suggestion would be to increase the amount of points to prevent from fans constantly revving up and revving down. Doubling the amount of points could prevent this problem. If you look at the default silent profile between 50C and 55C there is a huge fan speed change to prevent overheating but the fans jump from 35% to 55% which for fans with no softened increase cause sound annoyances. I'm starting to regret purchasing this product because of this huge flaw.

                              TL:DR More points of…

                              67 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  fan.ding responded

                                Hi Justin,
                                Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking at this idea and others to smooth the transition between fan speeds. I will post a reply here once we’ve reached a consensus.

                              • Dashboard section shows summary of all 6 fans like the cpu and gpu load and temp

                                The Dashboard should be the Single Pane of Glass you want open but it only displays the performance for 1 of the 6 fans you have in grid+. why not display each controlled fan like the CPU and GPU load but smaller. group them all together at the bottom. no need to be able to change the settings there. we can always go to the grid+ tab to change settings.

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                                • Reverse HUE+ LED strip directions

                                  An idea for a future CAM release: it would be nice to be able to reverse the direction of either or both strands of lights on the HUE+ using CAM. Due to my case design, the current setup forces the "marquee" theme lights to travel from the same corner, to the same corner, instead of "chasing" each other. If I was able to use CAM to cause one channel to run the opposite direction, that would be cool.

                                  21 votes
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                                    planned  ·  fan.ding responded

                                    This feature is planned. Look for an update soon!

                                  • A way to read CAM fan/temp data live for widgets etc.

                                    The data displayed in CAM is quite handy, though I would like to make my own widget with something such as rainmeter, to display the data a bit more compact so it will fit on my screen better.
                                    This would require a way to read CAM's live data, which should not be hard to implement. In theory it should already be possible if it was known where this data is stored, but implementing this is not something I am currently capable of.

                                    If this could make it to the future features list I would be very pleased, thank you.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Make the fans be controlled by both CPU and GPU temp on the Grid+ simultaneously

                                      I want to control the fans on my grid+ based off both CPU and GPU simultaneously,

                                      So take the scenario, where I have a more graphics intensive application. I have to currently switch over to a profile that adjusts the fans based on GPU temps, If I then start using a CPU intensive application I have to again change the profile to one that adjusts based on CPU.

                                      Instead I want a single profile that allows me to define a graph for my cpu and gpu, then basically if the graph for the GPU has a higher fan speed than…

                                      138 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        under review  ·  fan.ding responded

                                        This is an excellent suggestion! What you are saying is that we allow users to create a “smart” profile depending on whether the CPU or GPU or both is getting hot. Don’t be surprised to see this feature soon.

                                      • Bunch of ideas to become a single monitoring solution on the PC

                                        Great, cute, clean UI. Thank you, amazing work.

                                        1) Is there an API to this system? I want to add system status as passive check result to external monitoring tool like nagios/shinken/icinga/zenoss/zabbix/sensu/riemann/...whatever.

                                        2) Add external plugins support, or provide sdk/api to add custom checks. It will be nice to add something like yet-another-nagios-style-plugin + widget for graphic which appears at the dashboard.

                                        For example, I want to see network connection status on the screen: package loss and ping value. Those are crucial metrics for anyone.

                                        In the end I want to uninstall rainmeter, speedfan, cpuZ, NRPE and use CAM to…

                                        85 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          under review  ·  fan.ding responded

                                          Hi,
                                          Thanks for the great suggestions. Here are some answers:
                                          1) We don’t have a public API yet but this is something we are strongly considering creating one.
                                          2) This is also a feature we are considering and may add in the future.
                                          Sorry the answers cannot be more definitive at this point but know that these ideas are being considered internally and that we appreciate the feedback.

                                        • Display data in traybar

                                          I do like the new layout of CAM 2.0, however I still miss traybar options like SpeeFan or CoreTemp use. I use both of these tools to display my CPU and GPU temps in the traybar, maybe even load of RAM and CPU.
                                          It would be great if CAM could implement this as well so I can use it as a standalone monitoring tool

                                          18 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            started  ·  fan.ding responded

                                            Hi Alexander,
                                            We have a widget form CAM coming in the next update in a few weeks. It’s not exactly the same as the tray display but it will occupy very little space and display the most important stats.

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