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post #1 of 18
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Need to control at least 5 fans.

I have read, the controllers with bling sacrifice quality and the really quality ones have no bling at all.

Is there something in the middle? Would like it to turn heads and be somewhat quality.

Any recommendations are appreciated
post #2 of 18
Lamptron Touch or FC2

Really good controlls built to last they just look really tough, and have very good ratings per channel, 30W on the Touch and 45W on the FC IIRC.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/8/11 at 4:25pm
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post #3 of 18
Stay away from NZXT sentry 2 I have one which I NEED to change, it has so many issue's, but I will be following this thread for sure, need an upgrade.
post #4 of 18
Hi,

Been running the FC-2 for over a year and really works as it
should.

Run 9 hi speed fans plus a couple of light setups off it.
Have a couple poles double and triple ganged with all of them
.333a and above.

Handles load start up pretty well also.

Good for 45w per channel and knob led lights are not overpowering as some of them are. Slight glow.

Good product.
I'd recommend.

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post #5 of 18
Lamptron make excellent controllers. They all have the ability to control multiple fans. I love my FC-5. Really dont need bling for a fan controller just one that does the job and does it well.
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post #6 of 18
I was in the same position this summer - wanted an attractive but capable controller. With five channels each handling at least 30 watts, the FC-5 is what I went with. Bonus: you can change the display color, and the faceplate is thick, machined and brushed aluminum. Not cheap though ($70), and make sure you get the "v2" revision which addressed a display concern.


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sunbeam rhombus extreme?
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I was in the same position this summer - wanted an attractive but capable controller. With five channels each handling at least 30 watts, the FC-5 is what I went with. Bonus: you can change the display color, and the faceplate is thick, machined and brushed aluminum. Not cheap though ($70), and make sure you get the "v2" revision which addressed a display concern.


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Wow, that looks really nice. Now.. I'm not exactly understanding how the power situation works. In order to run a fan controller like this, would I have to make sure I have extra power from my psu? OR If all my fans work already, should I be good to go?
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post #9 of 18
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Sounds like I should stay away from any of the AeroCool flashy fan controllers.
post #10 of 18
What do you guys think of this fan controller?
NZXT Sentry

I like how it looks, it looks minimalistic and no LEDs to keep me awake at night.
Also, I think it will look good in a Fractal Arc Midi case.
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