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So I was looking at dat NZXT Sentry LXE and I thought, good idea but: I'm getting PWM fans and it’s not compatible; it’s expensive and it doesn’t display other stuff like core temps and current clock speed. I thought I could make something similar by hand! And I happen to have a development kit on hand with a 7” screen (not touch but I don’t care, if I want to change a setting I would rather use the computer).

I was already half way through making a custom PWM fan controller that I solder up myself and plugs in to the pc via USB and gets power via molex. I thought, because the PC control application is open source for this project I could create a tray application on my computer that monitored: my multiplier so it could work out the clock speed (i5-2500K so base is always 100); Core temps and any other reported temps; the temperatures from the sensors on my PWM board; the fan speeds on my PWM board and the time on the computer. It could then put these on a website or push the values to the board when they change or something, we’ll cross that bridge when the coding gets to it.

I could then have a program on the monitor that took these values and put them up on the display in a nice, clean way and have it up on desk so I would know what the fans were up to, if my computer was about to overheat and what that weird TurboBost and SpeedStep were doing. And impress my mates.

If I did this I would make the source public so other people could do this project.
This is my imgur album with images of the device and of a UI design.
I would really like to hear from people about my ui design or an API for pushing data to a device using python,
Chris.
The Project will only start after Christmas.
Edited by Rx14 - 11/27/12 at 8:18am
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair vengance 2x4GB CL9 SanDisk Extreme 120gb ASUS DRW-1814BL (IDE --> SATA) CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Samsung SyncMaster 2343bw 2048x1152 Novatek 563A 1280x1024 Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFPb 
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Monterey K108 Coolermaster GXLite 500W CoolerMaster HAF 912 Plus Novatech NOV-MOUSE2 
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