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post #1 of 5
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Hello everyone,

I set up my water cooling ~June 2010. Never got around to getting a fan controller because at the time I didn't even know where I was going to fit my radiator / reservoir/ pump.

Currently running the following inside a Thermaltake Armor case. I'll tell you right now it looks extremely ugly because I haven't modded the case.

360 Radiator
Reservoir
3x yate loon high RPM fans
The variable MCP 655 pump


Just got my fan controller from newegg. A Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller so I could fit it in the ONLY bay I have open - the floppy slot (hehe). Currently have 3 fans on one header. I don't have any extension cables, and none of my other case fans will reach either.

With all my case fans on low, and the rad fans off. Running prime 95 for 3 hours it maxes at 55C. (Yes I know without ambient and clock speeds this number is useless)

But knocking down the sound on the three radiator fans is soooo peaceful .

If you don't have a controller yet, get one!
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post #2 of 5
I have a fan controller on my 6 Ap-15's and do turn hem down when idle, but can say that even on full I don't find them distracting and overly loud, so would say it depends on your tolerance of sound
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post #3 of 5
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At any speed when I am just USING my computer I don't notice them.

As soon as I want to watch a TV show, movie, DVD/BD whatever... Then I just want to shoot myself.

I think at some point I might get the extenders so I can attach ALL of my case fans. Additionally I would do something about the slight vibration from my pump - Currently it's just sitting on the bottom of the case; no screws, nothing holding it in place.

Overall though with it just controlling the rad fans... This is awesome!
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Ya I just switched my rig over to a mobo that has fan control... I always just figured I'd have to turn my speakers up louder to watch stuff- no longer!

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post #5 of 5
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OOOO I was just cleaning up my mess of computer parts and tools.

Just realized I am an idiot and the Fan Controller did/does came with the extenders I needed/wanted. I am holding the 4-pack in my hand right meow!
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