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post #1 of 35
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The past 2 fan controllers I have used to control the fans on my rads have been crap. I've had a lamptron and a sunbeam and the both didn't last. The lamptron actually never worked right from the get go.

I was curious what controllers you all have had luck with.
post #2 of 35
Question for you is what wattage do you need per channel? If your controllers are failing is it because you are asking too much of them?


I have a Bitfenix Recon on the way because I just can't help myself, not PWM but meh - looks pretty.
post #3 of 35
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It's not been power issues its just been crap quality. My last loop was using yate loon mediums turned down. It would just never keep the fans on the speed I set it to and over time 2 of them died. I just want a reliable fan controller that isn't going to take a crap on me in a years time.
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I saw tbe tittle and I though "get a Lamptron" but then I read the rest ....so....never mind.
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post #5 of 35
aquero 5 is pretty nice and has lots of options. they are a little pricey, but it's hard to beat german engineering.
post #6 of 35
I use a Lamptron FC5-V2
Have used other controllers before but they always broke down.

On the Lamptron i even got my pump connected without any problems, 3 other channels run 7 fans.

Wil never use anything else then a Lamptron anymore.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farih View Post

I use a Lamptron FC5-V2
Have used other controllers before but they always broke down.

On the Lamptron i even got my pump connected without any problems, 3 other channels run 7 fans.

Wil never use anything else then a Lamptron anymore.

FC5-V2 here as well. This thing is a beast, and the build/component quality is amazing. My favorite by far. thumb.gif

OP, which Lamptron unit did you have before?

Edit: and if it matters to you, the FC5 will turn fans off, not just down like most controls.
Edited by Ramsey77 - 1/14/13 at 9:06pm
 
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post #8 of 35
I have been very happy with my Scythe - bought it use in the marketplace, and it is still going strong. I don't use the temp lead, just fans. I like that it displays the speed of the fans.

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/028/km01_detail.html

There is also a Pro model that controls six fans.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post

I have been very happy with my Scythe - bought it use in the marketplace, and it is still going strong. I don't use the temp lead, just fans. I like that it displays the speed of the fans.

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/028/km01_detail.html

There is also a Pro model that controls six fans.

That thing is way overpriced IMO, its ok with 1 fan per channel but multiple fans on 1 channel and it breaks, 1 pump on a channel and it breaks.

I know... i had 2 lol
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I have a BitFenix Hydra Pro, and it's fantastic! I am using two of the BitFenix 1x3pin-to-3x3pin sleeved fan splitters and a Phobya 4-to-1 sleeved fan splitter. This allows me to control the 3x Bgears Blasters 140mm in "push" on my EX420 on one channel, the three in pull on another channel, and all four Koolance 120x25mm2600rpm 106cfm/5.4mmH2O fans in push-pull (UT60 240) on a third cchannel .. This leaves me with 2 open channels, which willbe used to control the case fans when I get a hold of the BitFenix Spectre Pro PWM 140mm White with White LED fans (4x case fans). The Hydra Pro allows you to controlBBitFenix fan LEDs, which is awesome. It also uses sliders instead of dials, which gives a very streamlined look.

Oh, and 5 channels @ 30W/Channel, for $30. The unused cables can all be detached and stored for later use.

I cannot recommend it highly enough!
   
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