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2010/10/08 05:49:05 (permalink)
Aight guys, I'm looking for a fan controller.  Preferably one that fits in a one 5.25 bay.  I heard that the Scythe one is good, I tried a NZXT but it made my fans pulse, althrough the touch screen is awesome.  Anyone have any experience with a good one?


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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 05:54:00 (permalink)
Yup, awesomely simple and bulletproof...
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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 05:56:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Largely depends on the fans you're going to use.  25mm fans, and you can do practically any controller.  Heavy delta's and you'll need something a lot stronger.  If you plan on splicing the fans together, you'll need something that can put out a lot more Amps/Watts on each channel.  
 
The best controller out there, based on a large number of reviews, is the sunbeam rheobus extreme 6 channel.  Puts out 30w of power each channel and is very responsive.  The lights on the ports are bright, but there are mods for that if needed. 
 
Another is the Lamptron FC-2.  It has 40w per channel, and does not have the brightness issue.  However, some units seem to acquire a bad squeal if running less than 100%.  I experienced this, and a few others I know experienced it, as well.
 
Otherwise, you might try offering more information, so we can understand what you want to power, and what you need out of the fan controller.

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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 06:03:37 (permalink)
NordicJedi

Largely depends on the fans you're going to use.  25mm fans, and you can do practically any controller.  Heavy delta's and you'll need something a lot stronger.  If you plan on splicing the fans together, you'll need something that can put out a lot more Amps/Watts on each channel.  

The best controller out there, based on a large number of reviews, is the sunbeam rheobus extreme 6 channel.  Puts out 30w of power each channel and is very responsive.  The lights on the ports are bright, but there are mods for that if needed. 

Another is the Lamptron FC-2.  It has 40w per channel, and does not have the brightness issue.  However, some units seem to acquire a bad squeal if running less than 100%.  I experienced this, and a few others I know experienced it, as well.

Otherwise, you might try offering more information, so we can understand what you want to power, and what you need out of the fan controller.


Ah, good point.  Well, I'm adding thermaltake 120mms to my HAF 932 and am looking for good 3-pin and/or 4-pin molex fan controllers for at least (but not limited to) 4 controllers. Temps would also be nice.
 
That sunbeam looks pretty awesome.  Definately room for expansion, lol.
post edited by Kamarad - 2010/10/08 06:05:48


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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 08:20:37 (permalink)
+1 Agree with RBIEZE and nordic.  I have three of the Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme controllers.  They are cheap and work very well.  No touch screen or fancy stuff - just straight up knobs that turn and light up.  You can get it in silver or black and the LED knobs are blue.  They adjust in brightness the higher you turn them up.
 
In one of my builds I had one of these controlling 18 total fans.  3 fans per controller.  Like I said, cheap and effective.
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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 09:32:06 (permalink)
Agreed, the Sunbeam is the way to go, However they are cheaply made. I took the traces off the circuit board on mine and replaced em with real wires. Takes my delta's like a champ now :)
Oh and if the lights are to bright, you can just paint the knobs with some VHT Nightshade, or whatever paint you like.


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Re:Looking for an awesome fan controller 2010/10/08 10:38:26 (permalink)
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Agreed, the Sunbeam is the way to go, However they are cheaply made. I took the traces off the circuit board on mine and replaced em with real wires. Takes my delta's like a champ now :)
Oh and if the lights are to bright, you can just paint the knobs with some VHT Nightshade, or whatever paint you like.


Ha!  Good point.  I also know several people who have replaced the blue LEDs with other colors.  It takes a bit of solder knowledge and time.  Me? ...I'm too lazy.
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