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I'm thinking about sticking it on a Lamptron fan controller to control the pump speed but it seems like their new fan controller doesn't support that feature: LINK

If you can find one, the Lamptron CW611 is an excellent 6 channel controller for fans or pumps. LINK
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If you can find one, the Lamptron CW611 is an excellent 6 channel controller for fans or pumps. LINK

Oh cool that's exactly what I'm looking for. They sell it on Frozencpu.
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Oh cool that's exactly what I'm looking for. They sell it on Frozencpu.

Sweet, glad to help.
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Hey guys on the topic of fan controllers, how effective are 3 pin controllers with pwm fans/pump?
post #7705 of 10493

Well, PWM fans and pumps have different circuitry than their analog counterparts. PWM devices aren't really meant to be voltage controlled. You CAN voltage control them, but it shortens the lifespan, and can be noisier.

 

If you wanna run PWM devices, it's best to control them via PWM. The PWM pin/wire is the 4th one. Any 3Pin header/controller is only capable of voltage control

 

Most or all PWM fans and pumps on the market also have versions that aren't PWM. If you don't intend to use PWM Control, you might as well just get the version that's meant for Voltage Control

    
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post #7706 of 10493
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Well, PWM fans and pumps have different circuitry than their analog counterparts. PWM devices aren't really meant to be voltage controlled. You CAN voltage control them, but it shortens the lifespan, and can be noisier.

If you wanna run PWM devices, it's best to control them via PWM. The PWM pin/wire is the 4th one. Any 3Pin header/controller is only capable of voltage control

Most or all PWM fans and pumps on the market also have versions that aren't PWM. If you don't intend to use PWM Control, you might as well just get the version that's meant for Voltage Control

Gotcha. Ill just stick with speedfan then. Not willing to put my fans lifespan at risk, nor the noise increase. I just really want to fill these 5.25" bays LOL

I think ill just keep them reserved until I expand my loop with temp and flowrate sensors
post #7707 of 10493

If you plan on adding temp and flowrate sensors, and also want PWM control, there's really only one good option. Aquaero 6 :D

 

It's really designed to control your cooling off differences in flowrate and temperature. I highly recommend it when you end up expanding your loop :thumb:

    
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post #7708 of 10493
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If you plan on adding temp and flowrate sensors, and also want PWM control, there's really only one good option. Aquaero 6 biggrin.gif

It's really designed to control your cooling off differences in flowrate and temperature. I highly recommend it when you end up expanding your loop thumb.gif

I would say it's not worth it in a case like the HAF XB because you wouldn't really be able to fit as much hardware that would actually warrant the need for a Aquareo.

I'm personally reevaluating putting in a custom loop in my HAF XB and just popping in a AIO and reserving the custom one for a Corsair 540. I think I'll be using my HAF XB as a mobile game console/LAN machine as intended rather than my main desktop. Really liked it's design too frown.gif Hard to find a nice cube case nowadays.
post #7709 of 10493
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I would say it's not worth it in a case like the HAF XB because you wouldn't really be able to fit as much hardware that would actually warrant the need for a Aquareo.

I'm personally reevaluating putting in a custom loop in my HAF XB and just popping in a AIO and reserving the custom one for a Corsair 540. I think I'll be using my HAF XB as a mobile game console/LAN machine as intended rather than my main desktop. Really liked it's design too frown.gif Hard to find a nice cube case nowadays.

Guessing you haven't seen kpoeticg's build log? wink.gif
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post #7710 of 10493
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Guessing you haven't seen kpoeticg's build log? wink.gif

I'll check it out but I'm not much of a modder. Might have to start getting some tools and learning how to solder. tongue.gif
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