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Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon;13682813 
i'm looking at about 24 high speed yates... what fan controller(s) should I be looking at?

i've been stuck on the 'buy a bunch of fans' thing for a while now. I've concluded that yates are the best bang for the buck, and there's no reason not to get the high speed if you get a good controller. offers the best flexibility.

the gentle typhoons are more expensive and a bit harder to find... plus the yates win in that big chart that guy did.

Well, if your trying to drive all of those fans on one controller, i'd definitely look no further than the lamptron fc-8. 8 channels + 30w per channel, so you shouldn't run out of room if you put 3 fans on each channel.

I personally am getting the sunbeam rheosmart 6 channel, to control 1 fan per channel and hook it up to my motherboard so that the fan speed on all fans is controlled by the cpu temp.
     
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the mediums are dead silent (to me), but I would get the high speeds since you have a fan controller.
    
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13683445 
the mediums are dead silent (to me), but I would get the high speeds since you have a fan controller.

That. And make sure you get the ones from Sidewinder with the bigger motors. Jab Tech sells the cheap knock-offs with the small motors and higher failure rates.
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Originally Posted by SmasherBasher;13683472 
That. And make sure you get the ones from Sidewinder with the bigger motors. Jab Tech sells the cheap knock-offs with the small motors and higher failure rates.

Going off of tator's yate guide, I was thinking about going with petra's for the yates, plus they are pretty darn cheap there. I heard sidewinders had problems with not enough lubricant for the motor. Have they fixed that?
     
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Not sure. The 20 odd I got from them seem to be doing fine smile.gif.

Just wish I had better controllers. 2 of the 3 I have for them only have 5v, 7v, and 12v. I can't fine tune them to bring the noise level down. The 3rd one is great though. A good old rusty, trusty, Sunbeam 4 channel Rheobus (non-extreme) which does the job just fine. smile.gif
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