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No it should not exceed it at all. I have run two fans per channel with much faster fans ... 2300RPM Corsair SP120's. The Cougar are PWM fans though?, I don't know if they will work with any fan controller

There is one major difference between the lamptron and the Recon. The Recon connects to the computer via USB and the fans can be software controlled. The Lamptron only allows manual control of fans from the face of the unit itself and setting temperatures where the unit will spin the fans up to 100% ... its very simple control.

The Recon allows you to use the original software that gives you desktop control via windows or even better you can use the Pheobetria open source software
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phoebetria/
That gives you proper control over fan speed/temperature curves and allows fan channel and sensor channel combining and much more. It makes the Recon a much more flexible device than most others available.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 12/26/12 at 6:32pm
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No it should not exceed it at all. I have run two fans per channel with much faster fans ... 2300RPM Corsair SP120's. The Cougar are PWM fans though?, I don't know if they will work with any fan controller
There is one major difference between the lamptron and the Recon. The Recon connects to the computer via USB and the fans can be software controlled. The Lamptron only allows manual control of fans from the face of the unit itself and setting temperatures where the unit will spin the fans up to 100% ... its very simple control.
The Recon allows you to use the original software that gives you desktop control via windows or even better you can use the Pheobetria open source software
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phoebetria/
That gives you proper control over fan speed/temperature curves and allows fan channel and sensor channel combining and much more. It makes the Recon a much more flexible device than most others available.

I own the bitfenix Recon controller and you can plug PWM fans into it. I like the recon and the touch panel it works great. I have never used the Lemptron so I cant say much about it but it also looks really cool
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Ok great. Sounds like it will work with 10 total fans. Thanks for everyone's help.

Also, anyone know where to get a white faceplate? Firs it come with both white and black?
    
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Ok great. Sounds like it will work with 10 total fans. Thanks for everyone's help.
Also, anyone know where to get a white faceplate? Firs it come with both white and black?

Your welcome any time and the only place I could find the white one at is NCIX

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76991&vpn=BFA-RCN-WS-RP&manufacture=BitFenix

I have ordered from them before, they are a very good company, a little higher then some company's but they are out of Canada and they do have one factory here in the U.S.A. in California. They are big in Canada like Newegg is to us here in the U.S.
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Your welcome any time and the only place I could find the white one at is NCIX
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76991&vpn=BFA-RCN-WS-RP&manufacture=BitFenix
I have ordered from them before, they are a very good company, a little higher then some company's but they are out of Canada and they do have one factory here in the U.S.A. in California. They are big in Canada like Newegg is to us here in the U.S.


Newegg carries it too, albeit it is out of stock at the moment.
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Newegg carries it too, albeit it is out of stock at the moment.

WOW thats new I just ordered my Recon 2 weeks ago and they did not have the white one at all. Thats pretty cool that they have it now thumb.gif
NCIX has it in stock at the moment. The California store is were they will send it out from to you
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Yeah, I think it was close to around that time frame (when you bought yours that is) when I first noticed they had it. I was in the market for a white one to match my backup rig that I was planning on switching into a Windowed Define R4 in Arctic White. biggrin.gif
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WOW thats new I just ordered my Recon 2 weeks ago and they did not have the white one at all. Thats pretty cool that they have it now thumb.gif
NCIX has it in stock at the moment. The California store is were they will send it out from to you
I'm most likely going to order it. I'm still a little concerned about the 10 watt limit per channel.

Also I need to order 3 more fans. I don't know if I should stick with pwm (the 3 I have are pwm, but are only hooked up to 3 pin headers) or just get the 3 pin version. If just the 3 pin, should I buy all 6 of the 3 pin and replace the pwm version.
    
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I personally love my wifes Cougar fans, she has 7 of them and man can they push air im jealous of here I have 11 Bitfenix spectro fans and I paid 2 dollars more for each one of my fans and hers pushes alot more air then mine. If I were you I would stick with the cougar fans but just buy the 3 pin versions of them. with the recon it allows you to put pwm fans in it but only has 3 pins inside the connector so you wont get the pwm out put when you plug them in but you do have the option to get pwm fans if you want , thats what I like about the recon so much
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I'm most likely going to order it. I'm still a little concerned about the 10 watt limit per channel.
Also I need to order 3 more fans. I don't know if I should stick with pwm (the 3 I have are pwm, but are only hooked up to 3 pin headers) or just get the 3 pin version. If just the 3 pin, should I buy all 6 of the 3 pin and replace the pwm version.

Well the 3 pin versions will be different speeds. They will only spin to 1200.
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