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ok, the sp120 quiets require .96 watts each, so as long as i get a fan controller that can support that .96 x 8 or 16 ect, it will work? i also at the start up, the requirements spike to like 4 watts, is this true?
No clue, I'm no good at electronic equations anymore, someone else will have to tell you because you will also have to factor in the amperage.
To be safe I would take the 7 fan controllers simply because it would be fun biggrin.gif
Have a separate box for the controllers. Oh and I would personally run the fans and watercooling system off its own PSU while the system runs off another.
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You can get fan splitters that will take a PWM signal and Molex power and give it to 4 fans.
Yes we know, but it only supplies so much power per channel.
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Yes we know, but it only supplies so much power per channel.
It will be taking power directly from the powersupply for the additional fans. It is not taking the power from the fan controller.
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Using that method you could have 5+ fans per channel
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i am so confused... so i can connect the main molex, but if i use spliters that have molex for power to the 4 fans, i can continue splitting as long as i have enough molex?

man... im even confusing myself, do any of you understand what im trying to say? redface.gif
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so can i hook several of these to a single channel and run like all the fans with 1 controller?
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depends on how many you can get hooked up, say 12 channels on your controller, and 5 fans per channel, thats like 60 fans, and you might need a way to extend the cables to reach all the rads
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depends on how many you can get hooked up, say 12 channels on your controller, and 5 fans per channel, thats like 60 fans, and you might need a way to extend the cables to reach all the rads

this is what i thought, i could use a 8 channel controller, this idea is with external rads, otherwise i would use a 6 channel.

the the external i could use a long extension cable, then i could string several of the spliters to make 1 channel hold 18 fans. i would do that with 2 channels for 2 separate external rad mounts. then use one channel for the pedestal which would have 16 fans. then another 2 channels with 16 fans each, one channel for top and bottom of the case on each side. then 1 channel with 4 fans for the intake for the hard drive side, and another 4 fans on another channel for a 240 rad in the front of the mobo side, then the final channel will hold either 1 for the mobo outtake, or 4 if i choose to use the mini 40mm fan mount option

i want to keep the channels to a whole rad, not like 5 fans on a 480, with the other 3 fans on another channel
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It will be taking power directly from the powersupply for the additional fans. It is not taking the power from the fan controller.
Yes but the power must run through the potentiometer / variable resistor in the fan controller, which can only take so much power before melting. So you technically could run as many as you want off one, but one of two things would happen.
1: The fans would all run slower due to them not receiving enough power because only so much can make it through the potentiometer.
2: The fans would run at full speed, but you will either melt or catch the fan controller on fire.
Most likely the first one would happen.
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so can i hook several of these to a single channel and run like all the fans with 1 controller?

Those things are for PWM fans and you would need a PWM controller to control the fans.

You just need a high powered fan controller and a bunch of splitter cables. The SP120 Quiets are not very power hungry at all so you could run a fair few of them from a 30-50 watt controller . Fans do have a higher starting power draw but if you allow for double the power that is plenty.
I have run four of them on one channel of a 10Watt Bitfenix recon without problems.
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