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Straightforward, reliable fan controller for wide undervolting tolerance?

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So the fan controller I have now is really chintzy, and half the channels don't attenuate correctly... So, I'd like to invest in a good fan controller. I have five GentleTyphoon AP-15s, and I'd like to undervolt them all the way down to 800RPM (from stock 1850). Is there a general consensus as to what the overall "best" fan controller is when we're talking about voltage attenuation? 1850 to 800 is a pretty big undervolt, I'd think. I wouldn't mind if it could go even further (down to zero?) just so I'm not always pushing the limits of what it can do.

The NZXT Mesh seems to get good reviews in this regard and seems overall no-frills and hassle-free, which is what I'm looking for.

Ideas? Thanks!
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If you are manually controlling the fans, you'd better have a controller that informs you of the actual rpm, or at least if its working or not.

I have a Lamptron FC6 since a year, and it works pretty well. I can adjust my 2000rpm Sickleflows down to under 800 rpm without problem, but if you turn them more down, they will stop. There is a minimum limit voltage, where the fan motor still can rotate, and its not just at 0 Volt.
I have some SWIF2 fans on it too, they can even be turned down to 400rpm before they stop.
So its not just up to the controller.
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post #3 of 4
quality wise, i think the general consensus favors lamptron. however, I personally own a Rheosmart6 and I find the quality to be perfectly fine. bitfenix has recently put out their own controllers that have some unique features you should also consider. there are also many believers in the scythe kaze master pro line that gave good reviews. it really comes down to what you functionality you really want and how many watts per channel you feel you want to have.
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I have the same fans and this controller: http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=208 (Zalman FMC1 Plus)

Still working fine and it is now 4 years old. I don't know the rpm of my fans when on the controller, but I do know that all when I turn them all the way down, the fans barely move any air and I cannot hear them even if I get my ears very close to the fan. I would guess they run at 700-900rpm.
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