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post #1 of 7
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Like the title says, I have been looking around ALOT but there are just hundreds of them and I cant decide which would fit my needs.
What is the best I can buy that I will really get my dollars worth for? (I am big on Aesthetics too)

Also, I have an Antec KUHLER 920 water cooling system and I am looking to buy 2 120mm fans to mount on the radiator, What are the best I can buy that would fit a black and red themed case?
Edited by Ransom. - 2/7/12 at 7:47pm
post #2 of 7
Lamptron are from what I've read one of the best out there, they have great power to all the channels. Plus they seem extremely well designed. Can't say I've used one myself but I haven't heard anything bad about them.
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i dont know if it is the best, but i really like the lamptron fc5 v2 in my current build
    
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the nzxt touch screen one, internal
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/fan_control/sentry_lx

if your big on aesthetics this is nice as it gets imo
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post #5 of 7
Another vote to the Lamptron FC5V2

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post #6 of 7
"best" is a relative term. in terms of looks, kaze master pro is one of the best looking controllers. in terms of power, lamptron fc9 makes one of the most powerful controllers, in terms of practicality rheosmart6 is one of the best because it takes the speed input from a PWM header and automatically control all of your fans accordingly.

personally i went with the rheosmart6 because i'm lazy and don't want to control my fans manually. there are other controllers that can auto adjust fan speed, but rheosmart is the only one that takes the input of a PWM header instead of having to hook up additional temp sensors.
post #7 of 7
For a fan controller, look at Lamptron FC5 v2, NZXT Mesh or Sunbeam Rheosmart. There are others as well, with more features/functions, etc (mentioned above)

These will fit your R&B theme, pretty good fans too.

Enermax Magma
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Phobya Nano-G 12
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