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That's an overpriced peice of crap. 10w per channel.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997023&Tpk=lamptron
That's better and cheaper.
The FC5V2 is even better but you can't get it from newegg. I think it retails for around $45 - $50.
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You actually can get the FC5-V2 from Newegg (Lamptron FC5-V2), it is just comes from 1ST PC CORP (Lamptrons US based distributor/Sister company or what have you) instead of directly from Lamptron. Same exact unit though regardless (Only difference is 1ST PC CORP ones have a black PCB on the back side which is a major plus for aesthetics in my book tongue.gif). I got mine from Newegg and it is just dandy. thumb.gif
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10/10 for the guy above... biggrin.gif

Still it's a little more than the previous one that was shown, bitfenix one, but the FC4 is still better than the biftenix one as well so....

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10/10 for the guy above... biggrin.gif
Still it's a little more than the previous one that was shown, bitfenix one, but the FC4 is still better than the biftenix one as well so....
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While I think the Recon is a good unit, it is definitely overpriced for the wattage per channel. You are paying for the fancy touch screen and internet connectivity to it. Who really needs that though, honestly? I will agree with compuman145 though, and the FC4 would serve you better for a slight price increase. In general though, as an electrician myself who is very picky when it comes to controllers (be it for computers or otherwise), I will say Lamptron makes some of the best controllers on the market IMHO. Just my 2cents.gif for what it's worth.
Edited by Addiction - 12/18/12 at 9:26am
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The Bitfenix Recon works with bitspower water temp sensors and Aquacomputer and Phobya inline water temp sensors. I have tried it. I had 8 Corsair SP120 Performance edition fans running off it controlled by a mix of water and air temps.
There is also the new Pheobetria software that lets you define your own fan curves. Far better than the factory software.
Its a decent system to use for watercooling, and gives more options than most fan controllers on the market ... I have just moved from the Recon to an Aquaero because I wanted fan control based on water/ air temp delta.

I'm pretty sure the majority of fan controlers use 100Ohm thermocouples. The after market water sensors just fit straight on to the 2 pin headers on the Recon. No need to cut anything.

Edit: Not 100Ohm ... its 10,000 Ohm
Edited by Jakusonfire - 12/20/12 at 4:46am
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All good ideas, thank you!
Here is what I decided on.
In my HAF X case I had a custom side made that has 2 180mm silverstone fans and also one in the front (since i thought the ones that came with the case really sucked) they blow at max of 150cfm.
My Lampton controler has to stay for those 3 and is set at 700rpm. This motherboard has 6 fan ports which can be controlled by the AI suite and you can set all the temp and rpm curves. Port 1/2 are for cpu alone which I installed a probe in the gpu hot side and one in the rad hot side for the cpu since the gpu and cpu had their own rad. The probes had to be re-wired to send the signal as if they were pwm fans, therefore a rise of 2 degrees in either probe will raise the fans in that rad by 5%. The fans are bgears 120x25 103cfm 2000 rpm so that can raise and cool very well.
Fan speed at idl are 1500 and will raise slowly to 2000 after about 20 min with prime95 with a cpu temp of 110 max. gpu after 20 min using furmark does about the same.
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I'm pretty sure the majority of fan controlers use 100Ohm thermocouples. The after market water sensors just fit straight on to the 2 pin headers on the Recon. No need to cut anything.
And where would you find such aftermarket sensors?
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These were taking out of a hospital laser temp sencors my dad had, that thing was cool and gave me some ideas using tec,s which is my next project!
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And where would you find such aftermarket sensors?

Any place that sells watercooling gear

like these

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32775

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28707

And I got it a bit wrong, they are actually 10,000 Ohm

Edit: If cost is no object the best fan controller is Aquacomputer Aquero. It can control fans based on temps from probes or from CPU and GPU temps reported by software like AIDA and OHM ... It is kind of overkill though. The best value for money system is the Recon paired with the open source Pheobetria software. A new version is about to be released that allows all 5 channels to be linked to a single sensor channel or any arrangement in between and renaming of fan channels and probes, plus a whole lot more. Its the USB connection and software control that makes the recon so much better than any other comparable controller for watercooling. The software developers have created it specifically with that purpose in mind.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 12/20/12 at 8:24am
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post #29 of 30
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I still like that controller and the fact that the software makes it more flexcible.
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I went ahead and purchased the BitFenix Recon Fan Controller. Works perfect, on auto and the pc is idle the 2 gpu fans run at 1100 rpm and manual i have them set at 1400 rpm.
When taxing the gpu the controller raises them to a preset curve. I am using a water probe on the hot side of the gpu outlet. Still using the AI suite from Asus to control the rad for the cpu and the side panel fans. We will se how this all works out!
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