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i want to connect my fans to a external fan controller instead of opening my case every time. does the controller on the plate of the h100 control the pump speed? or is it just a fancy fan controller? will those stock fans even work with a PWM controller?
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i want to connect my fans to a external fan controller instead of opening my case every time. does the controller on the plate of the h100 control the pump speed? or is it just a fancy fan controller? will those stock fans even work with a PWM controller?

It is a fan controller only.

The stock fans should work with any typical fan controller.

Enjoy!

EDIT : By typical, I meant voltage-controlled as posted below. thumb.gif
Edited by rctrucker - 4/4/12 at 3:01pm
 
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i want to connect my fans to a external fan controller instead of opening my case every time. does the controller on the plate of the h100 control the pump speed? or is it just a fancy fan controller? will those stock fans even work with a PWM controller?

Why do you need to open your case every time? Pump speed does not vary. The stock fans are not PWM. You'd need a voltage-controlled source to control them.
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Why do you need to open your case every time? Pump speed does not vary. The stock fans are not PWM. You'd need a voltage-controlled source to control them.

i'll just swap out the fans entierly and put on some cougar vortex pwm that i have.
then i'll connect the two stock h100 fans to other locations in the case with an undervolted fan extension cable.

i just wanted to know if the pump speed is affected.


thanks everyone for your quick responces.
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

i'll just swap out the fans entierly and put on some cougar vortex pwm that i have.
then i'll connect the two stock h100 fans to other locations in the case with an undervolted fan extension cable.
i just wanted to know if the pump speed is affected.
thanks everyone for your quick responces.

A very good idea. You will find close to the same performance with the Cougars, but with much less noise, even at 100% on the cougars.

The stock Corsair fans have a TON of static pressure, which is why they perform so well on their closed loop systems, but they are far too loud at full tilt.
 
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Just curious - would having a fan controller resolve the notorious H100 noise (that sounds like an HDD writing)?

I have an H100 w/4 Cougar Vortex PWM in push/pull which was fine from Nov 2011 till about 3 weeks ago, then started getting the dreaded noise. I have read about the fancy down voltage molex cable trick (although I don't have any soldering experience to make one), or I have read that a fan controller could fix this? If so, any recommendations of type (I'd prefer a digital output - and wondering how it might resolve the issue - I assume the four fans are then plugged into the fan controller instead of the H100 pump? or is it just the pump plugged into the fan controller - or am I making no sense?
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