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I'm looking for a fan controller that will allow me to control 10 minimum (I'd like to have control over the case fans as well, but this is a very small concern) Corsair SP120 High performance fans (the ones that would be on my 240 and 360 rads at a minimum). Corsair's specs on these fans are .18amps.


Couple I've been looking at are Reeven, Bitfenix Recon 5, or Sunbeam. I think I'd love that Recon 5, but if it doesn't work, it doesn't work lol. Also any feed back or outside suggestions are very welcome smile.gif.
 
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In my next build, my Lamptron Touch (30W/channel) will control all my 32 GT-2150 fans so it could do the job for you too.
NZXT also has one with over 50W per channel but I'm not familiar with it.

The Sunbeam will do the job, the other two would be stressed out, I would not bother with them.
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Your fans are rated at 2350 rpm. You might want to reduce that down to below 1,000 rpm when not under load. The Touch could bring them down to probably 500 rpm without problems. The Sunbeam too maybe. The other two you mentionned would be cooking to bring your fans down that low.

Some Lamptrons have styling close to what you seem to like ....look it up.

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In my next build, my Lamptron Touch (30W/channel) will control all my 32 GT-2150 fans so it could do the job for you too.
NZXT also has one with over 50W per channel but I'm not familiar with it.
The Sunbeam will do the job, the other two would be stressed out, I would not bother with them.
Hmm, I did not see this one when I was clicking through the controllers. I'll have to check it out. I think I'd enjoy a touch screen over the basic look of the sunbeam. Thanks for the feedback smile.gif.
 
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The problem with the Lamptron Touch is the way it works. It does not ramp up the fans as the temp increases, rather, it jumps from the speed you set them to run at when the temp is low to full speed as soon as the temp hits the threshold temp you set. The result that I found displeasing was that the fan would spin up and down rapidly once it reached the threshold, as it would cool the component as it jumped up in speed, slow down to min as the temp cooled, ramp to max as the temp came up due to the reduction in speed, and repeat ad infinitum. That is why I took it out of my case. Lots of watts, but, in my opinion, not a good solution.
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I agree with you that the fans having only two settings can be annoying.
So what I do is set only one fan to kick up at let's say 25C. then the next channel kicks up the next fan at 26C, and the next channel kicks up the next fan at 27C and so on....
You have 6 channels after all, might as well use them.

Of course, with my 32 fans, I will probably hook up maybe 5 or 6 fans per channel and have them ramp up in steps of 1C. This should take care of the flicking up and down you refer to.

There is also the option of using the manual mode.

What controller did you replace it with?
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I agree with you that the fans having only two settings can be annoying.
So what I do is set only one fan to kick up at let's say 25C. then the next channel kicks up the next fan at 26C, and the next channel kicks up the next fan at 27C and so on....
You have 6 channels after all, might as well use them.
Of course, with my 32 fans, I will probably hook up maybe 5 or 6 fans per channel and have them ramp up in steps of 1C. This should take care of the flicking up and down you refer to.
There is also the option of using the manual mode.
What controller did you replace it with?

Sure, OK. Clunky solution at best. Whole concept used is not to my liking, so no work around will satisfy me.

I actually bought a Koolance Fan/Pump controller. Yes it was pricey, however, it reads my flow meter, controls my fans nicely, runs and controls my PMP-400 and looks good.
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Sure, OK. Clunky solution at best.
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Why not just get a 30-40€ FC6.
4 Channels at 20W, you can could e.g. connect 1) Pump 2) Rad fans 3) Rad fans 4) Case fans
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Why not just get a 30-40€ FC6.
4 Channels at 20W, you can could e.g. connect 1) Pump 2) Rad fans 3) Rad fans 4) Case fans
Mmmmmmm! I think, but not sure, a 30W channel would be required to control just about most pumps. But he could get a PWM pump or something with it's own speed control. The 35X comes to mind.
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