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Hi

I am looking to get either the NZXT LXE or the Scythe Master ace fan controller. On one channel I want to run 3 GT AP15's that are linked to my rad. The max wattage for the NZXT is 8-10 and for the Scythe it is 1A. Once they are up and running, it will be ok (as far as I know) to run all three on a singe channel but what about starting up? I have read that for start up they draw more power?

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Why not a lamptron fan controller? I've found the scythe ones to be meh.

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I like this one from Lamptron

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=57&subcat=189

but i'm not sure about the display. Either way I still need to know about the voltages.
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Scythe released some new fan controllers but there are no display except for either its on or its off.

I have the KazeQ-12 12 channel fan controller and I loaded it all up with 6x Scythe S-Flex F's and 6x CM R4's and it's been working great. I made a PWM splitter so my mobo can read the RPMs on the fans and they're all working on their advertised speed.

I've had the controller for a few days now and so far it hasn't choked on me yet...but so far so good and they have specified that a channel has a max of 1amp.

They have 2 models, mine is the Q-12 for an open 5.25" bay slot and the Q-8 for a 3.25" slot.
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The fc-5 from lamptron has voltage and fan rpm on it's display.

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I've got a door on my comp case so a controller with nobs is a no no.

Edit:Yes I know I put the scythe which has nobs in my earlier post. I was kinda hoping they would fit behind the door.....but they dont.
Edited by skaboy607 - 8/7/11 at 2:07pm
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I've got a door on my comp case so a controller with nobs is a no no.

Edit:Yes I know I put the scythe which has nobs in my earlier post. I was kinda hoping they would fit behind the door.....but they dont.
a little modding they would, just remove the front panel and push it a little bit inside...but that's just me
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I was hoping to avoid doing that. Suppose it's not the worst thing in the world!

Anyone got any ideas on the start up power consumption then and how many fans I can have attached to one controller?
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I was hoping to avoid doing that. Suppose it's not the worst thing in the world!

Anyone got any ideas on the start up power consumption then and how many fans I can have attached to one controller?
Well I'm a VERY cheap person so yeah I'll mod something when I need to to save a few bucks for something else

Well my kaze Q-12 can handle 6 s-flex f's and 6 cm r4's on start-up all on 100% just being powered by a single molex connector, but it's only wired with just the fan controller and a dvd drive then connects directly to my PSU.
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