Originally Posted by locx
17? Are your chassis walls made of fans?
I wouldn't go that extreme, 2 fans in front, 1 in the back and maybe mod one on the side at max. Do you think that the Scythe could hold 2 fans on one channel? I see no point in keeping the 2 front fans in different ones, unless it's the only option. For 1 13€ controller, I don't except miracles anyway.
What you need ti look at is the fan controllers rating per channel. Most of the visually enticing ones from aerocool scythe and nzxt are only rated for 12v per channel. As most fans are 12v, 5v fans are available. Then these are only meant for 1 fan on each channel. Companies like Lamptron and sunbeamtech make a much more robust controller boasting as much as 45v per channel over 6 channels.
As for a chassis made of fans. Your not far out there lol. 12 120mm fans on my hexa 720 rad, 4 140mm fans on my 280mm, 2 80mm fans on my 160mm rad. Actully I run 18 fans in total. All through one fan controller. I am looking at watercooling the fan controller using an EK ram block
Mines under refurbishment at the moment, I have considered dumping the hexa 720 rad with it's 12 120mm fans in favour of a water chiller, but more research is needed before going the sub ambient route. Maybe if we get a summer in the UK, like the ones we had before Gore started wittering about global warming. Then I might just go for it.