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Can anyone reccommend a good fan controller that accepts 4 pin fans?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426024&name=Case-Fans
    
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NZXT make good fan controllers, had one since 2009 and still works great.
 
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I really enjoy the FC's that Scythe has been offering. The quality is higher than say their CPU heatsinks. Another great company would be Aerocool, they offer some of the best fan controllers on the market. Sure some of their controllers have a look only a mother could love but they get the job done, and done well.

They offer both 5.25 single and double bay, all depends on if you want the bells and whistles or just the bells lol. Hope I helped.
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I agree with superj1977 since I have one sitting in the shed controlling nothing due to the problems. But their Mesh and Mix seem OK.

Have also had a Aerocool, which I sold to a friend, since it was to blingy and colorful, plus the speed control was not the best.

I currently have a Lamptron FC2 which is flawless so far.

I once got given the advice to look for controllers that are not to fashy or blingy looking, as they tend to have more problems and far weaker internals.

I hope this helps ya thumb.gif
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How many fans u got? Seeing as their pwm, why not get splitters for your motherboard and control through software?
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Killa Cam View Post

How many fans u got? Seeing as their pwm, why not get splitters for your motherboard and control through software?

I have 8 GELID Solutions 120mm Gamer PWM fans (4pin). 2 of them are hooked up with my motherboard already for my Corsair H70 cooler. The others are daisy chained onto molex 4 pins which have 3 pin attachments. I didnt know I can do that through my MB. Can my motherboard handle all 8 of those fans? What do I have to buy from Frozen CPU to achieve this? Also, what software do you reccomend?
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post #8 of 12
You can use this

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16799/cab-1009/Akasa_Flexa_FP5S5-Way_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_w_SATA_Power_Auxiliary_Connector_AK-CBFA07-45.html?tl=g47c251s1325


Just be advise that the PWM from the motherboard is going to control all 5 at the same time. Meaning, speed and such will be the same for all 5 fans connected to it.
post #9 of 12
If connecting to the MB, I would strongly suggest to contact Asrock (MB manufacturer) to confirm what amperage the fan fan header can with stand.

A simple email could save you lots of heartache. thumb.gif
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If connecting to the MB, I would strongly suggest to contact Asrock (MB manufacturer) to confirm what amperage the fan fan header can with stand.
A simple email could save you lots of heartache. thumb.gif

Yeah its no good they said.

Hmmm, what about using a regular 4 pin molex that can branch into 2 to 5 individual cables with 3 or 4 pin hookups. This way I can have some or all of my fans running off of 1 4 pin power hookup. Thoughts? I couldn't turn anything up on Frozen cpu.
    
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