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Hi, I am new to water cooling and I am using:
1x 360 rad pull = 3 fans
1x 240 rad push/pull = 4 fans
and 4 case fans for , 2 for front, 1 back and 1 HDD

I found that the sound of the fan is somehow loud though I am using schyte gentle typhoon for all the rad and nzxt stock fan (140mm) for the rest
I am planning to use some fan controller and thinking to get something from the NZXT line since I am using one of their case.
Can anybody please enlighten me how to control that many fans?
This will be my first time using a controller can anybody briefly explain the mechanism of fan controller ie. would the PSU (molex?) connect to the fan controller first or straight to fans?
Thanks in advance smile.gif
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You can connect many fans in a single wire and connect it in a single channel of a fan controller. Get a 30W-50W per channel fan controller if you plan to connect fans in a single wire.

Though don't connect too much fans that the fan controller cannot handle. It might burst into flames biggrin.gif

I might ask though, you have watercooling gear but you put this thread in Air Cooling section? rolleyes.gif
Edited by Crepuscularity - 9/9/12 at 1:28am
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You can connect many fans in a single wire and connect it in a single channel of a fan controller. Get a 30W-50W per channel fan controller if you plan to connect fans in a single wire.
Though don't connect too much fans that the fan controller cannot handle. It might burst into flames biggrin.gif
I might ask though, you have watercooling gear but you put this thread in Air Cooling section? rolleyes.gif
Thx for the reply, yeah cos I think fan controller is related to Air cooling isnt it?
need the air cooling to cool down the radiator tongue.gif

Can you suggest me any good or your favorite fan controller? would NZXT be good?
Im thinking to get this

From what I see the NZXT sentry mix has 1 molex and 6 x 3pin fan connector, how can I connect 1 x 3 pin connector to multiple fans? sorry I am really new to this
Edited by jokrik - 9/9/12 at 1:36am
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Get some modmytoys power adapters:

Linky

As long as you get a FC with a high amount of Watts per channel you'll be pretty set. GT's don't require a lot of power tongue.gif

Lamptron FC9 has a good amount.
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Get some modmytoys power adapters:
Linky
As long as you get a FC with a high amount of Watts per channel you'll be pretty set. GT's don't require a lot of power tongue.gif
Lamptron FC9 has a good amount.
Thx I get it now smile.gif
I have a couple of mod my toys power adaptor (this) but since its using a 4 pin molex souce
Can I use a 4pin Molex to 3pin Cable Adapter to connect the fan controller to such power adaptor? Would it be safe?
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Yeah that'd be fine.
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