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After being stuck with buying a NZXT sentry 2 just to find it is a peace of no good plastic

I am after a new controller, I was thinking about the Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller after hearing that Lamptron make good controllers.

But I thought ask here for first person experience, so is it a good reliable one?

or

Can you recommend a better one?
from: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ex&cPath=9_511

Looking for something which control's at least 5 fans with a power draw more then 10w per channel.

Thank you
post #2 of 9
Lamptron make some of the best controllers on the market, I infact have that controller you mentioned.

Now it looks epic, it's very robust, the brushed aluminum is epic. However I found the screen a little bit fiddly.

Each channel takes 30w which means you can att 2 - 3 fans on each (I've got 3k rpm fans that take up 12w each)

But yeah, It's really nice, the downfall is the fiddly screen sometimes.

Comps
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post
After being stuck with buying a NZXT sentry 2 just to find it is a peace of no good plastic

I am after a new controller, I was thinking about the Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller after hearing that Lamptron make good controllers.

But I thought ask here for first person experience, so is it a good reliable one?

or

Can you recommend a better one?
from: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ex&cPath=9_511

Looking for something which control's at least 5 fans with a power draw more then 10w per channel.

Thank you
I prefer the old school FC5 Rev2 4 channels @ 30w. Everything I need http://www.lamptron.com/products/vie...ntroller_FC5V2
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post #4 of 9
That just seems so expensive for a fan controller. How often do you guys actually change your fan speed
post #5 of 9
I'll be honest, I do prefer the twist knobs after using this touch screen edition.

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That just seems so expensive for a fan controller. How often do you guys actually change your fan speed
Everything is to expensive, considering we don't need any form of after market goodies to get stock standard results

But then we don't except stock standard result's do we

But I do change my fans quite often morning and night I need quite, but after work when it is "Me time" I need all the cooling I can get.
post #7 of 9
Oh don't say that; I'm still loving my NZXT fan controller It works especially well with Molex only fans like my yate-loons but it's a bit annoying for PWM fans.

I'm pretty sure people have gone over how Lamptron is one of the best fan controller manufacturers for PCs.

But I wouldn't recommend the one you listed. THIS is better:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17216

Or this, since you said 5 which is, uh bigger than 4.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17214

From what you said about the NZXT controller, don't go for a touch-screen in a single 5.25" bay format.
post #8 of 9
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I did also just found this one
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-18070063...ized_Aluminum_

which might be the go

LokSupguller you are lucky, I have CM fan's through out my case and it is not till after I installed the controller I found that there is a big list of fans which have known and accepted problems this is also accepted by NZXT which is very sad.
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