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Looking for a fan controller.

I have 6 fans I would like to hook up to it.

Price around $50, but not much more than than.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-171-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-075-_-Product

A couple I found.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 12
Actually, the one you have linked to second one down is a good preformer and 30watts a channel. There are better ones out there but for $40 is a good deal and black goes with everything.
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I use the Rheosmart. It will hold ANY fans you plug into it. I have had 2 San Ace 1011's +6 other random 120mm fans on a single channel, all fans worked just fine. I love the "smart" feature aswell, somthing no other fan controller offers. Lastly, it matches my 690II perfectly! look's like CoolerMaster designed it for the case lol(I know CM had nothing to do with the design, but it looks otherwise!). My vote is Rheosmart!
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I have a simmilar question, although something a little cheaper than $40
Also the 24$ toucscreen NZXT, is it any good?
    
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I've got the Rheosmart. It's simple and elegant. No LCD screen or anything -- doesn't show RPM or temps or anything -- but it does its job well. I like it. Fits my Antec 900's motif well too. It's great.
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I've got the Rheosmart. It's simple and elegant. No LCD screen or anything -- doesn't show RPM or temps or anything -- but it does its job well. I like it. Fits my Antec 900's motif well too. It's great.
LCD would be nice. Any good ones in my price range?
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Originally Posted by Tk7331 View Post
LCD would be nice. Any good ones in my price range?
Well, NZXT has some really nice looking ones, three of them actually.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/product.php?...trol&series=11

I'm also looking for a good fan controller, and was thinking of going with one of these.
    
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I have a simmilar question, although something a little cheaper than $40
Also the 24$ toucscreen NZXT, is it any good?
It's decent. Plenty of reviews on it... http://www.google.com/search?q=nzxt+sentry+2+review&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a
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LCD would be nice. Any good ones in my price range?
Best o' the best - Lamptron FC-Touch for $75

I suggest getting the NZXT Sentry 2 and piggy-back 2 fans to one connector. The Sentry2 has 10W per channel, so it should handle 2 fans on one connector with no problems.
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post #9 of 12
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That Lamptron does look really nice. It is a little expensive though. =(

You think its really worth it?
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I took a risk with the relatively unknown NZXT Sentry 2 for $25.

Besides looking badass (kind of like a car stereo), it functions well. It does 10W per channel, meaning you can pair fans with a Y-splitter if you want to put more than 5. It also comes with 5 temperature probes, each on its own channel. The touchscreen works fine, and you can adjust fans 0% 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100%, or auto. The LCD screen is not obnoxiously bright either. The cables are long enough that I was able to route everything behind the motherboard.

I feel like I got a LOT more than my $25 worth out of this controller.




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