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post #11 of 14
Yes they are discontinued but you can still get them some places. I already own a few of them and am looking for an appropriate fan controller for them.

http://www.amazon.com/Controller-FC6-Control-Digital-Display-Controls/dp/B003QJME5G/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1365517561&sr=1-2&keywords=lamptron+fc5+black

Is the fan controller I was considering.
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post #12 of 14
How about the Bitfenix Hydra Pro it has 30 watts per channel

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post #13 of 14
Looks good, would the FC6's 20W per channel I linked above support the kaze's startup speed?
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post #14 of 14
Hello

These are 2 good controllers
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12488/bus-248/Sunbeam_30W_Rheosmart_3_Channel_Smart_Fan_Controller_-_Black_PL-RS-3.html?tl=g34c17s240&id=VruWavym

and

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12489/bus-249/Sunbeam_20W_Rheosmart_PCI_Slot_Smart_Fan_Controller_-_PL-RS-PCI.html?tl=g34c17s240&id=VruWavym

I did originally have the brand wrong when I first recommended these but regardless of what someone else wrote both of these fan controllers will take a PWM signal directly from your motherboard and turn that PWM signal into something that control normal fans.

The 3 channel one would work best as a manual controller that can be ran automatically by your motherboards PWM controller. I believe you can also leave some channels in manual mode and some in PWM mode. Personally I do not like fan controllers and non PWM fans for a very good reason... PWM fans do not have a wattage limit when being controlled in PWM mode since multiple fans can be directly connected to a single 12v line and then 1 of those fans RPM goes to the motherboard and all of the fans PWM connect to the PWM on the motherboard. All fans will then go up and down in speed according to the motherboard. The fans do not need to be the same or even similar. The motherboard sends the all the fans/pumps a percentage signal and the fans respond to that... not perfectly at that exact percentage but close enough that you don't actually need each one to be monitored individually.

If you already own the non pwm fans and don't want to replace them then if you want some sort of automatic control without breaking the bank then the FCs I posted should work. If you don't care about the cost then I am very happy with the only fan controller I have which is a big-ng but it isn't the easiest thing to program.

Also PWM fans will run at a lower RPM compared to the max RPM than non PWM fans since they are running at 12v and do not have to worry about a start up or minimum voltage where as normal fans do have to worry about both.
Edited by givmedew - 4/10/13 at 3:06am
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