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I don't really know this electric jargon you guys are using but would a high quality fan controller (lamptron FC5, $75) that supplies 30w a channel do the job? My power supply is 850w but I wouldn't even consider a fan taking down my power supply I don't know what you guys are talking about.
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Originally Posted by xNiNELiVES View Post

I don't really know this electric jargon you guys are using but would a high quality fan controller (lamptron FC5, $75) that supplies 30w a channel do the job? My power supply is 850w but I wouldn't even consider a fan taking down my power supply I don't know what you guys are talking about.

Yeah, it will be fine.
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Yeah, it will be fine.

The fan controller, power supply, or both?
And fine meaning it won't lower my fan speeds?
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

You cant «degrade» electricity, since it's just a bunch of electrons moving in different directions. The only thing that bad connections can do is add resistance to your circuit.
If you keep splitting it and plugging more fan on the same rail they will eventually slow down due to the increased resistance.

That's is why I put the degrade in quotes. I suppose I need to be a little more clear on what I mean. Could a pulse width modulated signal (ie the signal that would determine fan speed) be altered if it is split? I was talking about the signal not the power itself. My thinking is that it most likely would not be altered; except for the tiny bit altered by resistance like you mentioned, by splitting the signal. Now I do fully know the signal would be changed if you do something along the lines of run the signal through a component and expect it to be the same on the other side.
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The fan controller, power supply, or both?
And fine meaning it won't lower my fan speeds?

Yes you will be perfectly fine with that. No worries. You would need a significant amount of high power fans to do any harm.

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Edited by Kylepdalton - 12/11/12 at 7:22pm
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The fan controller will only lower your fan speed if you want it to.
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Originally Posted by xNiNELiVES View Post

The fan controller, power supply, or both?
And fine meaning it won't lower my fan speeds?

I mean that everything will be fine. thumb.gif

Fans doesnt require much power to spin at their full potential, your fan controller wont be breaking a sweat thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

The fan controller will only lower your fan speed if you want it to.

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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

I mean that everything will be fine. thumb.gif
Fans doesnt require much power to spin at their full potential, your fan controller wont be breaking a sweat thumb.gif

So all my fans can run at max speeds at 1600 RPM with the 6 to 1 fan splitter while plugged into a Lamptron FC5 Fan controller (One last confirmation, sorry to be annoying)?
Edited by xNiNELiVES - 12/11/12 at 7:55pm
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Don't worry about it. The fans will not be slowed so long as you don't turn them down with the controller. Just make sure to read the manual that comes with it. It will tell you everything you need.
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