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As some of you recall I attempted at modding my heatsink, (Coolermaster Geminii S) with AVC 104 CFM fans, those ended up being far too loud (caused pain in my ears after an hour of having them in my PC) so I took them out and went back to the stock 120MM fan.

Today my friend gave me some near mint Thermaltake Smart Fan IIs (I have two of them), the ones with the 3 different connectors. I put those in using the dual 80MM bracket and I noticed and immediate drop in temps about 10-12C drop which was quite pleasing, I did a 45 minute run of Portal 2 max settings and the CPU refused to increase in temp (before it would get up to 55-60C) which was also nice.

After a few hours though I noticed these fans were too loud as well, I head that with the Smart Fan II you need a special controller to keep them quiet but also efficient at keeping the headsink well cooled.

An suggestions on a reasonably priced fan controller for Thermaltake Smart Fan IIs?
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Go download Easy Tune man.

Make sure your fan is plugged into Sys Fan 2 (Apparently the only one you can control from what I just read).

You can adjust in Easy Tune.

Now you don't have to buy a controller.
Edited by Search - 5/16/11 at 12:21am
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Go download Easy Tune man.

Make sure your fan is plugged into Sys Fan 2 (Apparently the only one you can control from what I just read).

You can adjust in Easy Tune.

Now you don't have to buy a controller.
Would I have to wire both the fans to the PWM control pins?

I am using this with on of the connectors clipped off (only needed it for 2 fans) would it be safe to wire both to the PWM on the mobo?
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I just read where you have two fans.

You can always buy a splitter or header or whatever they are called to wire both fans together.. or just buy a fan controller lol

Sorry bout that.
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Lat night I tried controlling the fans from the 3 pin headers on the motherboard with speedfan, It didn't work at all.

I think I'm just gonna stop bothering with Air cooling and get a liquid kit. Would a single 120MM radiator be enough for just my i7 950?
Thinking of this
http://www.xoxide.com/dc-750-kits.html
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