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Fan controller? How does it work?

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I am purchasing a SilverStone Fortress Series FT02, a Scythe Kaze Master Pro, and an ASUS P9X79 WS motherboard


How do I hook up the fan controller to this board?


1. My motherboard has:
  1. 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
  2. 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
  3. 1 x Optional Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)

What are these for, and will I be using them if I have a fan controller?

2. My case has 3 x 180mm fans and 1 x 120 mm fan. The other fan in my system will be a Noctua NH-D14 heatsink. Can I control all of them with the Scythe? How do I control the D14?

3. How do I hook up the fan controller to the motherboard to get temperature readings?

thank you!
post #2 of 6
those fan connectors are there for you to plug your fans an for the mobo to control the fans. the mobo have also temperature monitor.

you can not plug a separate fan controller to the mobo.

you can EITHER plug you fans to the mobo fan connectors, OR to your separate fan controller if you have one.

if you plug your fans to your mobo fan connectors, your mobo will control the fans depending on the mobos temperature readings, or you can set the fan speed manually.

if you plug your fans to a separate fan controller and if that fan controller does have it's own temperature sensor, then you can set the fan speed to automatically speed up and down depending on its own temperature readings.

if your separate fan controller does not have its own temperature sensor, then you can only set your fan speed manually

the separate fan controller can not use the mobos temperature sensor

Edited by ghostrider85 - 9/3/12 at 4:42pm
post #3 of 6
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how about question #3?
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Originally Posted by sw0mgt View Post

how about question #3?

i edited my above post
post #5 of 6
If the fan controller has temperature sensors attached you can place them at various points in your case and the fan controller will report the temperature.

I use a Lamptron FC-5 v2
post #6 of 6
One option is to just monitor your temps with a program like RealTemp or Core Temp, while manually dialing the fan speeds with your controller until you arrive at acceptable temps/fan noise.
    
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3570k@4.5ghz 1.21v Gigabyte Sniper M3 Sapphire 6950 Samsung 8g1866 
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Samsung 830 Samsung F1 500 Crucial M4 64 (SRC) cpu:Noc NF-F12 / case:4x TY-141/gpu: 2x NB-Multi 
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Venomous X, Accelero TT Win 7 64 Acer X213H Saitek Eclipse 
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