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Hi guys. I need help with finding a fan controller that will fit in Cosmos 2 (so should have no knobs), but also has RPM reader, and should be able to turn fans off if needed.

I need at least 4 channels, and will be running up to 4 AP15s per channel.

So far the only options with RPM reader seem to be Scythe Kaze Master II (knobs can be pushed in), and Scythe Kaze Master Flat which received bad reviews.

Before spending $50 on Kaze Master II, I want to know that there are no alternatives... If something similar launches in comming months, I can wait.

RPM reader is a must, but it's acceptable if fan controller can report that through Windows software (haven't seen anything like that myself though besides Corsair link).

Thanks in advance!
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Hi guys. I need help with finding a fan controller that will fit in Cosmos 2 (so should have no knobs), but also has RPM reader, and should be able to turn fans off if needed.

I need at least 4 channels, and will be running up to 4 AP15s per channel.

So far the only options with RPM reader seem to be Scythe Kaze Master II (knobs can be pushed in), and Scythe Kaze Master Flat which received bad reviews.

Before spending $50 on Kaze Master II, I want to know that there are no alternatives... If something similar launches in comming months, I can wait.

RPM reader is a must, but it's acceptable if fan controller can report that through Windows software (haven't seen anything like that myself though besides Corsair link).

Thanks in advance!

NZXT has a few that are touch screen

here

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=nzxt+fan+controller
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Thanks for a suggestion. It doesn't have RPM indicater, but rather shows % if I am not mistaken. Also the fact that cables aren't sleeved (or just one colored), and seem to be hot glued to the panel is a big bummer for me frown.gif.

Laptron touch is another option that I considered. It's quite expensive, but offers almost everything I need (would prefer physical buttons).
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You should have a look at the Bitfenix Recon: [=http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/]Recon[/]. You can even control it via the internet and it comes in white too.
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You should have a look at the Bitfenix Recon: [=http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/]Recon[/]. You can even control it via the internet and it comes in white too.

Thanks.

Seems nice. Gotta hate all these "fake" displays like on this Bitfenix and NZXT fan controller though mad.gif.

10W per channel is kind of weak, but should be enough for 4 AP15s if it trully delivers them.

Do you know if USB connection is optional or required? I'll need USB 3.0 header to 2.0 adapter then.

So far I like Kaze Master II the most, then Lamptron Touch, and Bitfenix Recon.
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I can't find anything about it using a usb cable, but I think it is in order to control it via your computer and the internet. So it depends on whether or not you'll be using that. And 10watts should be plenty for those gentle typhoons. Don't they only use about 1 watt?
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I can't find anything about it using a usb cable, but I think it is in order to control it via your computer and the internet. So it depends on whether or not you'll be using that. And 10watts should be plenty for those gentle typhoons. Don't they only use about 1 watt?

Yea, there are about 0.1 A each, so 1.2 W. The thing is that some fan controllers don't even deliver these 10 W, or struggle doing so (fan start to buzz and etc.). The main reason I am buying one is because Cosmos II's fan controller (I have the upgraded one) makes my Typhoons to buzz which doesn't happen when they run from the motherboard. Additionally, I would ike to have more control than low, medium, and max.

I will look more into USB requirement if I decide to go with Bitfenix. Thanks again.
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