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I've been using a stealth modded Sunbeam Rheobus ($16) for the last 2 years.

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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.
Yeah I have the pro.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farih View Post

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
d'oh! Guess I'll have to add a fan controller to my list of upgrades.
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post #13 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.

This.
I too have a D5 connected to mine,no problems,the FC5 is one of the better Lamptron products.....I had a FC6 catch fire tho.....
I also have a FC 5 running 15 fans in my SR-2.

I would recommend a FC 5 V2 to anyone.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

This.
I too have a D5 connected to mine,no problems,the FC5 is one of the better Lamptron products.....I had a FC6 catch fire tho.....
I also have a FC 5 running 15 fans in my SR-2.

I would recommend a FC 5 V2 to anyone.

Techreaction tested it with 9 medium speed Yate Loons on one channel, overloading it by a few watts and it kept right on going. I just got a new one not too long ago (I blew the other one up on accident, turns out the 5v side of it doesn't like 12v), and i can confirm the new one has an all black PCB now. Anyway, I thought this was interesting:

http://www.techreaction.net/2011/04/24/review-lamptron-fc5-v2/2/
 
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I just put in a Phobya FanMax 6 Controller, so far its been excellent. I used the NZXT sentry 2 for the last 6 months, but for the last few weeks it would randomly cut out and loose all the saved settings.
    
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post #16 of 35
I had the Bitfenix Hydra Pro for a few weeks now and i very much like it
I have not had a problem with it yet



I had a Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus before that one was not so good


Edited by shilka - 1/15/13 at 8:18am
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post #17 of 35
Ive had my Scythe Kazemaster for about 2 years now, great fancontroller by my experience.
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post #18 of 35
I've owned maybe 6 or 7 fan controllers. The Lamptron Touch is the only one I would buy again.
So for what it's worth, I think OP got a dud. Lamptron, nothing else, unlesd you want to go with the Aquaero but that's very expensive. I have no experience with the Aquaero line but their flow sensors are great quality built.
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post #19 of 35
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I ordered the bitfenix recon

It's possible got a dud lamtron FC 5 but I'm going to try a different company this time around. It should be here friday but I won't install it until the rest of my watercooling goodies get here.
Edited by Nimrod0031 - 1/16/13 at 5:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nimrod0031 View Post

I ordered the bitfenix recon

It's possible got a dud lamtron FC 5 but I'm going to try a different company this time around. It should be here friday but I won't install it until the rest of my watercooling goodies get here.

Just remember to stay within the power limits per channel thumb.gif
I got mine for $29, not too shabby but it's unclear if stock will be sent out today or if the units aren't actually arriving at the supplier until the 20th... sigh.
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