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Just built my first WC system. I messed up and bought 4 Delta FFB1212EH-PWM 120mm Case Fan. These are 4 pin, 4000rpm, 24 watts each, very powerful. Why I went PWM is beyond me....i guess it sounded cool at the time.

Now i realize I cant control these fans with my Kaze Master ace controller. Its about 8 watts per ch.

My question is....are there ANY good PWM fan controllers out there. I found a 30 watt a ch fan controller, Lamptron I think, but its not PWM.

I thought fans were going to be the easy part, I was wrong.
post #2 of 31
You don't need to use PWM to control the fans, but they are capable. The lamptron is about the only one I can think of as well to handle those beasts. Instead of using PWM the lamptron will control the voltage output.
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Why does it NEED to be PWM? Just use an adapter of whatever kind needed to make the PWM plugs fit into the new fan controller. All you need is +12v and ground to let the fan controller work (unless it works via RPM, which in that case, you'd also need the RPM wire).
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post #4 of 31
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it doesnt need to be PWM. Just something better than the Lamptron. I would rather buy american, as much as I can at least. It would also be nice to have a nicer controller. Something more than just knobs. I have seen some really nice fan controllers with LCD screens, but most of them handle 8 watts a ch.
post #5 of 31
Lamptron FC-2, 6 Channels, 45 watts each - I'll have one to sell in two weeks, I bought a new 480 Radiator so 8 more fans in my setup, I bought a Lamptron FC-8 From H4rdstyle 2-3 weeks ago
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Fan Controller 2
Rheobus Monster is HERE!

Lamptron Innovative Fan Control/Rheobus-FC2 is a working result of Lamptron end users and Lamptron Design Group.
The Control Panel is CNC milled from blocks of 3/4" thick solid aluminum.
Each channel supports up to 45 Watts. The knobs are all LED lit a beautiful blue color.
This is the unit to get if you want smooth speed control and you will be adjusting your fans often.
The Lamptron FC2 is meant for the power user that wants the best!

Dimension: 150mm*43mm*73mm (5.25" Bay)
Power Output: 45 w per channel
Control Channel: 6 Channels
Color Available: Black Anodized/Silver Aluminium
DC Input: + 12V(Standard 4- Pin Connector)
DC Output: 0V- 12V DC
LED Indicator: 10* Super-bright Blue LED
Fan Connectors: 6 pcs

FC-FC2-B_m.jpg
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post #6 of 31
why not just hook em up to the psu and use them how they are supposed to be intended?
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Originally Posted by jach11;14358989 
why not just hook em up to the psu and use them how they are supposed to be intended?

Most people dont want to deal with that noise 24x7 or however long they run their pc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jach11;14358989 
why not just hook em up to the psu and use them how they are supposed to be intended?

89 dBa Computer ?? jet engine wink.gif
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post #9 of 31
double post fail...
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Originally Posted by SniperXX;14359011 
Most people dont want to deal with that noise 24x7 or however long they run their pc.
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS;14359012 
89 dBa Computer ?? jet engine wink.gif

nothing wrong with it:D
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