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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys, I need a fan controller, but I am not sure if it can be used with a cpu. I have a big typhoon, and an e6300. (will be built on 1/1/07) If yes, what fan controller is recommended. Btw, I have an armor w/25cm fan door, I'd like to be able to control all the fans in it as well to make it quiet.
(250 mm fan, 2x90mm fan, 2x120mm fan)

My psu fan is already being controlled by the provided controller it comes with.
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post #2 of 10
Check the voltage rating of the reostat in question. Some are very shoddy and do not allow a graded power-curve. Some will also not allow your CPU fan to spin at the max rpm...check them carefully.

I use an Aerocool 2 that allows the fans to spin up to 2900 rpm. NP on 120mm with the noctua.

The Vantec nexus is okay, though I have not used to to contol the CPU or VGA card (on my old 7900). I use it to control the 120's (x2) and 80mm airbox fan.
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post #3 of 10
I think you best bet is to get the classic silverstone combo and use the fan controller combo provided with the fan.
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post #4 of 10
You can use a fan controller no problem with the big typhoon.
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post #5 of 10
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What is reostat?
What is the classic silverstone combo, I can't find it on google.
So what fan controller is good?

I kind of like this http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20901 but it's kind of pricey for a fan controller....I just gotta choose what fans to control with it.

ps. if I don't have a controller on the big typhoon, will it always run on the max?
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post #6 of 10
Hi,

A rheostat (sp?) is a variable voltage control.

I believe that the Silverstone FM121 is the fan in question:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220014

It is a lot of mula for a fan, but it comes with a grill, and a contoller.

This is currently one of the best fans for dba/cfm (noise/air movement) that is available. There are others that are superior, but this is a basic fan that performs very well.

That Kama-Meter is nice, and the price is about right for what you are getting.

Fans: IMO the FM121's are your best bet.
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post #7 of 10
A reostat is a knob that you turn. They tend to be the best in my opinion when it comes to fan controllers.

If you get one like this it even comes with free cathodes. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999506
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
A reostat is a knob that you turn. They tend to be the best in my opinion when it comes to fan controllers.

If you get one like this it even comes with free cathodes. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999506
hrm...that looks nice, is there a black version of that with a little LED screen?

btw, is rheobus the same thing as you guys are talking about? I'm assuming you guys all recommend the knobs due to the ability to fine tune the adjustment unlike the set digital ones?

Is it a big issue on how much power those things can handle? Some reviews I read are against ones that are lower than 7 volts or watts.

oh and I'm also looking at this one now
http://www.xoxide.com/subl4poblred.html
nice, but no screen
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post #9 of 10
Screen is just for bling and adds cost.
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post #10 of 10
I use a Sunbeam Rheobus you linked, you can actually do about 4 fans on one knob. It cant control a Silverstone as I dont think any controller can they use a two pin and there is something in the controller that only allows that controller. I asked about it a while back but cant remember. The Sunbeam has about 20w per channel and can power just about anything. The LED's are very bright I am not talking like bright but bright as to the point they will light the whole room. I ended up removing them over time.

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