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Yup, its that time again. I can't find one and I'm looking for your help. I'm looking for a INTERNAL fan controller that will support up to 4 fans, and preferably have some decent heat dissipation. The fan controller on my Case is well, kinda pathetic and gets extremely hot, almost to the point where it feels like its going to short. And since all my bays are filled with fans, I can't get a 5.25 inch bay controller.

Basically I want something like this but I needs to support 4 or more fans. What I imagine it to look like is this: (see attachment).
post #2 of 10
Check this out by NZXT. Internal PCI controller with a remoted terminal...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-...fan-controller
A litle bit more cash than a standard controller but solves your bay issue and you can still control the fans with a shiny touchscreen and monitor temps etc.
     
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So far, that is one of the only fan controllers that might work. Unfortunately, I don't really change my fan speeds that much where I need to have it handy all the time, and also with a clear side panel that PCI Card would be a nightmare to hide all the cables. Not to mention the 65 dollar price tag. Was hoping to spend around 30, if not under.
post #4 of 10
If you are not interested in changing the fans regularly then what about this, fits in a 3.5" bay.
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...20_detail.html

or if you google 3.5" Fan controller you'll find load of alternative, assuming you have a spare bay that is!
     
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post #5 of 10
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I don't have any 3.5 inch bays in my PC.
post #6 of 10
Really? No HDD bays? have you removed them?

If one of your 5.25" bays is a card reader, you can replace it with a fan controller/card reader combi, they are easy to find.
     
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post #7 of 10
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My case has 9 5.25 inch bays, with 2 movable HDD cages, i have 2 cages with a 120mm fan each and a free mounted 120mm fan. I don't even have a
dvd rom drive in my pc. If I wanted to use a 5.25 inch or 3.5 inch fan controller, I would have to pull a fan.
post #8 of 10
by looking onto your attachment, I would say go DIY with your design...

and here's a really good -> link, simple schematic to build your controller....
(I'll suggest to read from the first page )
post #9 of 10

Do you have a picture of your case? You might be able to suspend a 3.5" fan controller behind your 5.25" bays, there should be plenty of space between the bay and the right sidepanel.

That's where I mounted my USB 3.0 adapter, which normally slots into a PCI bracket, but I didn't feel like having that hideous thing on my mobo *and* having to snake a USB 3.0 cable through my case, out the back and back into that adapter. And I still have a fair bit of room to spare between my panel and bays.



Or you could go for this one and put it on the bottom of your case or mount it on a panel or something. Looks pretty snappy and wouldn't stand out inside a black case I think.

looks pretty tiny and should easily fit behind the bays. EDIT: nvm, didn't notice it needs external power.


Edited by Cid - 10/18/11 at 12:56pm
post #10 of 10
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I do have some room behind the mobo tray and 5.25 inch bays, but theres alot of cables there. And the one thing I would be worried about is heat.

What I might have to do is mount something like the ultra in one of my spare slots on the HDD cages.... But god knows what I would do with the cables.....
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