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Is there a PCI fan controller capable of six San Ace fans?

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Just as the title asks. I would like a single knob PCI fan controller to control six San Ace H1011s rated at .52A/6.24W.

Yeah, it's a stretch but I would rather not have any knobs on the front of my case. I like the simple look up front. If this is a lost cause, don't mind me and just let this thread die. Thanks in advance!
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When you say PCI, do you mean a controller that attaches to an expansion slot bracket?
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You could actually get two of these and you might do it. Biggest issue i see with that would happen at spinup time (from full shutdown to on) as that is the time fans spend more energy.

I'm assuming you'd need a 50-60w single knob controller to harness those fans successfully. Or get three of those and connect two fans each knob. That will work.

Other solution would be a regular fan controller, but who says you have to mount it facing outside your case? Just get a plain but powerful one, mount it inside the case and don't worry about it. Now the issue i see with that is you could not regulate speeds as actively as you'd like tho, but you could find an equilibrium with whatever you want to achieve (most likely quietness, those fans are loud buggers, and you'd have 6 of 'em) and enjoy.
Edited by Starbomba - 11/1/11 at 7:00pm
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post
When you say PCI, do you mean a controller that attaches to an expansion slot bracket?
Yes sir, that is what I mean.

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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
You could actually get two of these and you might do it. Biggest issue i see with that would happen at spinup time (from full shutdown to on) as that is the time fans spend more energy.

I'm assuming you'd need a 50-60w single knob controller to harness those fans successfully. Or get three of those and connect two fans each knob. That will work
If all else fails, I will have to do that and just mod it to one. Thanks.
Edited by Blue Marker - 11/1/11 at 6:58pm
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