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Hey all. In light of my shopping list, I'm going to need a pair of decent fan controllers to go with it. My size limitation is everything up to a single 5.25" slot controller; eventually one will go into a scratch SFF case (needs to remain fairly low-profile), and the other will be used for external testing. Only quality matters, not color or appearance. The fans that would be controlled are all in the link at the top of this post, plus the Gentle Typhoons and Noctuas I already have.

I am familiar with brand names (NZXT, Lamptron, Sunbeam, etc.), but that's about it. The only consistent feedback I see is that Lamptron is excellent quality... but that's about it. I worry that one kind of fan controller will play well with some of the fans I'll be getting but not others, and I'm hoping the quality controllers won't have that issue.

Thanks in advance!
    
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Lamptron for all your 5.25 needs.
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Aerocool has some very nice 5.25" controllers. Definitely check them out.
    
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Bumpage for more feedback.

Lamptron seems universally praised for quality. That's good, more than likely that will suit my requirement for an external test controller just fine. Is there a Lamptron equivalent for a PCI-slot or 3.5" fan controller where quality is concerned?

Sunbeamtech controllers look to be well-received and have a couple cool features (manual fan or giving PWM to fans that don't normally have them). Do they make a quality product?
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Haven't seen anyone (who owns it) not like the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 .
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Another vote for Rheosmart. I suppose sunbeam makes a good product then?
    
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