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I'd like to buy it from newegg (doesn't have to be from newegg) and im in america(if that matters) Also id like it to control 5 if not 6 fans with a few temperature knobs. I'd like to be black and have enough power to control 5 gentle typhoon 120mm AP-15 fans while showing the rpms(the rpms is not essential just liked) thanks guys !
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Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 is pretty popular around here. Has everything you listed, except the RPM display (lacks a display, just knobs and buttons for PWM control instead of manual).
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Originally Posted by lvlrdka22 View Post
Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 is pretty popular around here. Has everything you listed, except the RPM display (lacks a display, just knobs and buttons for PWM control instead of manual).
I second this. I just bought my rheosmart 6 and the pwm feature makes this fan controller worth every penny. Plus, it looks amazing. I bought mine off newegg for just over $40 shipped, great value too.
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I got the previous version Rheobus Extreme and it's still good so Sunbeam is the way to go
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Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller

I have this and like it. The screen reports temps, rpms', voltage, and does it in about any color you want. Solid aluminum and beefy circuitry with I believe 30 watts per channel. I don't know if the availability and pricing is very good anymore.

Google it and you can find it for about $60. Don't get the v1. They had some sort of problem.

The speed feedback came in handy, just two days ago. I had a zip tie jammed into a d14 fan. I saw zero and investigated. I never would have known. The fan would have burned up eventually I imagine.
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That sunbeam is nice heard good thing about them:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23039

This is another nice one, though it may be overkill for what you need:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30412

^^^That FC5 V2 looks very nice also!
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Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller

I have this and like it. The screen reports temps, rpms', voltage, and does it in about any color you want. Solid aluminum and beefy circuitry with I believe 30 watts per channel. I don't know if the availability and pricing is very good anymore.

Google it and you can find it for about $60. Don't get the v1. They had some sort of problem.
+1. Lamptron makes some really good stuff. I have the Lamptron Touch fan controller which handles 6 fans and shows the RPMs, Temps, and Voltages.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998077

Been using this for over 6 months no problems, works for my needs well.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998077

Been using this for over 6 months no problems, works for my needs well.
Does that have 30W per channel or atleast 20W per channel? I'm going with ultra kaze's (just decided) and i dont know if ultra kaze's take more than 20W
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Does that have 30W per channel or atleast 20W per channel? I'm going with ultra kaze's (just decided) and i dont know if ultra kaze's take more than 20W
No. It's 1 Ampere (12W max.)

I'd go with the Sunbeam Rheosmart or the Lamptron FC5 v2.
Edited by gymenii - 6/8/11 at 11:10pm
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