Time to spend even more money...
I would not build new systems without such a device.
- The Quadro/Octo operates independent of the base system, which means you could use it in isolation to test the loop without having to run the whole system. This can be very handy when cleaning the loop with the Mayhems Blitz Kit for example… Or when you need to watercool an eGPU. Additionally if you were to switch systems (say Intel to AMD etc.) or clear CMOS the whole setup can carry over without reconfiguration.
- The Aquasuite app is ok, not too bad. It supports both soft and actual sensors meaning the fan speeds can be adjusted on a curve based on readings from actual hardware sensors, or HWINFO etc (note that the latter requires Windows to boot otherwise fans run at 100%).
- Many ITX boards have fan headers all around the board but the Quadro/Octo being a dedicated device can actually help cable management by routing all fan cables to one place.