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post #1 of 25
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Hey Guys,

Im going to have 11 fans in my case and I am thinking about a fan controller to make life easier. I believe my case (Phantom) has a built controller for 5-7 fans, and I could but the rest on the mobo, but I was thinking about making it easier.

Ive seen threads for like 5-8 controllers, but none for the number i need.

5-6 will be on my cpu (water loop)
3 on the side panel
1 in the front, 1 in the back

Any recommendations. Is it worth the money?

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
just get a simple one and use y splitter cables to connect a few fans to each channel
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post #3 of 25
2 x rheosmart6 = 12 headers
however, considering the rheosmart6 are rated at 30watt per header, you might be able to put 2 fans on each header with a splitter unless you are using some bad arse fans that draw more then 1 amp each.
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Just make sure each channel can handle the additional load.
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post #5 of 25
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Smart Guys!

Well ill have 6 120mm High Speed Yate Loons, 2 120mm NZXT Fans (came w/), 1 200mm NZXT and some random junk in he front and back.. Think I can split those?

Can someone link me to splitters?
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post #7 of 25
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Will a splitter be ok for those fans?
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Assuming you have the D12SH -12 Yate Loon's, they're 0.3amp each so around 4watts. If you do get a controller capable of handling 30w per channel, you could have all 6 yate loons on one channel. smile.gif

As for splitter's, I'm currently using a 2way splitter and I'm certain there are 4 way splitter's and 6 way splitter. Here's what I'm talking about:

2way:

350


6way:
350


Here's the link:
6way splitter -http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12596/cab-431/Phobya_Y_Cable_Splitter_-_3-Pin_to_6x_3-Pin.html?tl=g47c251s274
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post #9 of 25
if you are going to use a controller, just make sure you have the right yellow wire going back to your mobo for RPM reporting. each "channel" should have a yellow wire going back to the mobo so you know how fast each set of fans are spinning.
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why not use the one in your case and then just get another 5-6 one for the rest?
   
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