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post #1 of 9
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It'll be running twin Ultra Kaze 3000s and whatever fans the Xigmatek Elysium has. Might end up on the end of a radiator when I go liquid, which could mean up to six powerful beasts. I love the looks of the NZXT Sentry Dual Bay, but I'm not very well educated and have heard mixed results (also I think it only controls 4 fans). Also I'm in America and I've got a coupon for newegg, so keep it there please and thanks

Edit: The Elysium's fans:
Front Fan : Pre-installed 120mm white LED with black blades x 2
(On the 4 in 3 HDD cages.)
Rear Fan : Pre-installed 140mm white LED with black blades x 1
(120mm fan is available)
Side Fan : Pre-installed 200mm white LED with black blades x 1
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post #2 of 9
Personally I think that's a Fugly looking controller. However, the sunbeam Rohebus can support 30w per channel. Which will be good for 3 Scythe ultra kaze 3k RPM fans on each channel.

You could use a 1 - 3 splitter to connect 3 fans to a single channel for ease of speed changing.

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post #3 of 9
I would get this one if I were you. Controls 6 fans, has temps, and only takes up one slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998077
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
I would get this one if I were you. Controls 6 fans, has temps, and only takes up one slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998077
That controller can only handle 12w per channel. Each scythe Ultra kaze at max speed takes like 8w or something stupid.

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post #5 of 9
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Like this one? I love the futuristic look of the NZXT Sentry lines, but I'd rather have a useful product.

And have you seen the size of the elysium? I'm not concerned about losing 5.25 bays, I never use them anyways
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post #6 of 9
That's the one I was looking at

If you're going to be watercooling and using the Krazy kazes then you really want a 30w per channel controller. You don't have to go with teh sunbeam just somethign that's supports 30w
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Well if I go for water I might get something else and ditch the kazes, they're going on a megahalem until I do
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post #8 of 9
There's nothing wrong with the kazes, they are high performance high CFM fans which is what you're lookiing for.
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Eh, went with the sunbeam anyways. It doesn't look terrible, I just like all the pretty colors on the NZXT. But it doesn't have enough capability to justify the cost.
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