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I didn't know what forum to place this question in so hoppefully this is alright. Iv tried looking for ideas and suggestions for fan controllers on the site but had no.- Luck. So id like to ask the ocn community what they would suggest for a decent fan controller. Doesn't matter wat kind but please give basic features of fan controller. Thanks

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The Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25" 6 Channel Fan Controller / Temp Display features a VFD display with a black background for easier reading. The unit can monitor six temperature probes and control the speeds of 6 fans individually. It also has an alarm that can activate due to fan failure or high temperatures and it can be configured by a jumper. The control knobs allow you to adjust the fan speed to your liking, even stopping a fan entirely.Around $50.
Or there is NZXT Sentry 2 5.25" full system fan controller with an advanced touch screen interface. Sentry 2 easily installs in a 5.25: bay and is compatible with any fan that uses voltage control. The innovative touch screen features ultra fast selection and response time and displays all pertinent info including temperature readout in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Sentry 2 allows users to control up to 5 fans with the option for manually tuning individual fan speeds or letting the automatic controls take over to correspond to a specific temperature. The controller's advanced functionality sounds an alarm to alert the user should the temperature exceed a preset amount and stores saved settings even after it is turned off. Designed to maximize efficiency, the Sentry 2 supports 10W per channel and creates less heat than traditional temperature displays. Around $40.
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Lamptron FC2. I own one. Awesome quality and very good controlling, no whining etc.
Even the price is nice! ;D
Edited by SteveMcQueen - 10/12/11 at 4:29am
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Do you want bling or just functionality?
    
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The Lamptron units (readily available at frozencpu.com) are solid and have a high wattage per channel so they are good for running multiple fans. They also come in dials/touch versions if you need some wow factor
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I have the Scythe Kaze Q-12 and love it. A little overkill if you don't have 12 fans, but if you have more than 6, the price is right. Better than getting 2 controllers.
    
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I will look into each of these and find out which would better suit me.

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I'm using a Lamptron FC4 that I modded by swapping out the blue LEDs for red. It's a basic model with 4 control knobs, but it doesn't have any trouble pushing my 110CFM Slipstreams, and it's also able to keep them in check when needed.

If you're looking for something fancier, I like the look of the Silverstone FP52. I run this one in my wife's rig because it is fully automated and she didn't want to mess with control knobs.

I also hear good things about both Scythe's line of controllers, and Sunbeam's Rheobus line. To me, the Scythe models are a little too flashy, and I've been avoiding Sunbeam products since I had a bad experience with one of their PSU's.
 
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