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Right now I'm thinking about adding some fans and a fan controller to my case. I have a Corsair 650D, and I'm thinking that I will be using 6 120/140mm fans, and 1 200mm fan. I'm really interested in this controller, but here are a few concerns:
A) Can I just use my fan setup now and have a silent computer? Or should I have some 3rd party fans instead of stock Corsair fans?
B) If I do purchase 3x140mm, 1x120mm, and 1x200mm, can I have 2 120's on one channel, 2 140's on one channel, 1 200 on one channel, and another 2 120mm on one channel each?
C) If I can't, how should I approach the situation, get another fan controller, or one that has more channels?
D) What fans should I get that move alot of air, don't make much noise, but can also be turned down to be basically silent?

thanks OCN! thumb.gif

edit: I need 2x140mm, 2x120mm, and 1x200mm. I already have 2 nice 120's on my frio that came with it biggrin.gif
Edited by xDriftyy - 1/29/12 at 8:20pm
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When you hook up more then 1 fan per channel on a controller you need one that can handle a good amount of wattage.
I got a Scythe Kaze Master and can only hold 20W per channel

For you i would suggest this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997018

* you can also get resistors you can plug in your fan cable's to make them run slower [they lower the voltage] or molex adapters with a 5V, 7V and 12V connector for fans
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When you hook up more then 1 fan per channel on a controller you need one that can handle a good amount of wattage.
I got a Scythe Kaze Master and can only hold 20W per channel
For you i would suggest this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997018
* you can also get resistors you can plug in your fan cable's to make them run slower [they lower the voltage] or molex adapters with a 5V, 7V and 12V connector for fans

do you know of 120mm and 140mm fans that would pull less than 30w per channel? the only reason I ask is because the front of my case has been converted to mesh bay covers, and I was hoping to keep the look :/

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with 30W per channel you should be able to hook up 2 fans on each channel

Think higher rpm fans draw about 1A wich is 12W under 12V
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if you want lower fan noise a fan controller definitely helps
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if you want lower fan noise a fan controller definitely helps

my question pertaining to that was, will these fans be able to get silent even though they are oem/stock fans?
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Sure even stock fans will become more silent with a fancontroller.
Dont forget though, silence brings a higher temperature wink.gif
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Sure even stock fans will become more silent with a fancontroller.
Dont forget though, silence brings a higher temperature wink.gif

my cpu can be passively cooled with this frio and it won't go over 70C at this clock biggrin.gif as for my gpu, i'm sure that won't go over 50C if i'm just watching tv with my cable tuners at night when i turn down my fans. anything else in my case heat may be an issue with?
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my cpu can be passively cooled with this frio and it won't go over 70C at this clock biggrin.gif as for my gpu, i'm sure that won't go over 50C if i'm just watching tv with my cable tuners at night when i turn down my fans. anything else in my case heat may be an issue with?

Nah, just get one... There cheap anyways.
It wil defenitly be more silent, just check what it does with your temperature's aswell
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Nah, just get one... There cheap anyways.
It wil defenitly be more silent, just check what it does with your temperature's aswell

do you know of a program that monitors temperatures and times, kinda like a graph? because usually when I fall asleep I leave my PC on to watch TV, and I would be interested to see what the temperatures did as I slept.
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