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Fan Controller--In This Case, A Solution Looking for a Problem?!? . . .

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I have been trying to decide between two fan controllers for my new build in a 650D case (Bitfenix Recon and Lamptron Touch). Now however, I am begining to wonder if maybe I have been trying to apply a solution where there might not really be a problem.

I am not doing any major overclocking, I will be using a CPU cooler and "silent" fans. My primary reason for the fan controller was to be able to reduce case noise on occasion as the case will sit on my desk and I spend A LOT of time at my desk for work--the noise from my current case can get tiresome. But perhaps this won't really be a problem anyway. (As an aside, it would aslo be nice to be able to easily keep track of case temperatures).

Is adding a fan controller in this case adding complication (or potential failure point & additional heat source) where it is not needed?

Thanks for the help with this!
post #2 of 5
You dont need a fancroller. Just buy a board with decent enough fan controlling options.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4,6GHz ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Sapphire 7870XT @1,2GHz 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4,6GHz ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Sapphire 7870XT @1,2GHz 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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post #3 of 5
What Elohim said.

Use a motherboard with good PWM control.
Use all PWM fans of similar rpm range in case and on cooler
Use Gelid PWM splitter and hook up all the fans with CPU fan as master.

RPM on all fans will change dependent on CPU heat and fan speed.

Another option is have some fans controlled by GPU PWM and some by CPU PWM. wink.gif
post #4 of 5
Pretty much what the others said. I quite like Asus motherboards with Speedfan software.
post #5 of 5
If you use decent silent fans you will be ok to run them off the psu. I use a fan controller on mine to aid cable management but all fans are on full speed and silent as hell

Also what cooler are you contemplating using the nh d14 is silent as hell n the corsair h series with silent fans are similar in performance
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