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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MptV0_xkQTg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HNW3N-io0o


Actually im going to rule out the bitfenix pro, im not finding any vids showing how "simple" the profile switch can be and i think they use misleading words on the site, all i see is 5 channels programmable manual, and "automatic" but i dont see anything about me programming profiles,


seems i run the risk of the lcd dying, having to click perfectly and such, to me it defeats the purpose of a fan controller as a twist of a knob is 1 second and clicking various LCD settings will frustrate me frown.gif
You don't need to click various lcd settings. If it is on manual you select the channel numbers are laid out in order 1 2 3 4 5 click the spinning fan and then adjust the speed and then click the fan to save it. It is really a lot less of a pain than it sounds when you type it out. it has the added benefit of being powered by two microprocessors and it looks really sleek

this is how it looks in my build
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post #12 of 37
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i saw the sunbeams but they were so bright im scared this room will be lit up at night when i want it to be dark smile.gif

If you're worried about LED/lighting, most of the Lamptron fan controllers with selectable colors can actually have the LEDs disabled all together - you just don't add any jumpers to the color selector pins at the back. I've currently got an FC5-V2 with a rocker switch instead of the supplied jumpers, so I can turn the LED/backlighting off when I want to stealth my system at night.
post #13 of 37
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If you're worried about LED/lighting, most of the Lamptron fan controllers with selectable colors can actually have the LEDs disabled all together - you just don't add any jumpers to the color selector pins at the back. I've currently got an FC5-V2 with a rocker switch instead of the supplied jumpers, so I can turn the LED/backlighting off when I want to stealth my system at night.

Also the recon's led doesn't light up anything. Obviously its light enough to see it but the light doesn't really shine onto anything in the dark
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post #14 of 37
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MptV0_xkQTg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HNW3N-io0o


Actually im going to rule out the bitfenix pro, im not finding any vids showing how "simple" the profile switch can be and i think they use misleading words on the site, all i see is 5 channels programmable manual, and "automatic" but i dont see anything about me programming profiles,


seems i run the risk of the lcd dying, having to click perfectly and such, to me it defeats the purpose of a fan controller as a twist of a knob is 1 second and clicking various LCD settings will frustrate me frown.gif

The Recon runs software and is USB connected so you don't have to use the front panel of the device at all.

There is open source software that lets you define your own settings for the automatic mode ie; what speeds it runs at what temperatures.
Other controllers don't let you do that. They are either manual or an auto mode that just jumps to full fan speed at the temp you set.

The standard leads that come with it are 4 pin compatible.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 2/23/13 at 9:53pm
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post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by JrWhopper View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MptV0_xkQTg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HNW3N-io0o


Actually im going to rule out the bitfenix pro, im not finding any vids showing how "simple" the profile switch can be and i think they use misleading words on the site, all i see is 5 channels programmable manual, and "automatic" but i dont see anything about me programming profiles,


seems i run the risk of the lcd dying, having to click perfectly and such, to me it defeats the purpose of a fan controller as a twist of a knob is 1 second and clicking various LCD settings will frustrate me frown.gif
The Hyrda Pro is not touch screen. It is only sliders. Uses 3pin connections. Fractal Adjust 108 uses 4pin connections.
There is no misleading. You can set the fan speed manual or auto via temps probes. The connections are all PWM plugs. So you do not need adapters. The recon you can set profiles via browser or use the smartphone app. You also adjust all settings via the software and app.
    
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post #16 of 37
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The Recon is a very good choice. 10W/Ch is more than enough for fans. Most fans are no more than 3w.
Other good ones is the Fractal Adjust 108 and Bitfenix Hydro Pro

I have all three, all are very good at what it does. The Hydra Pro and Recon are my favorite of all 3. I tried the Aerocool ones, and found to be garbage after a few months of use.
Off topic.. But those two fan controllers look like EQ's from the 80's.. Yes I am that old... thumb.gif
    
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You don't need to click various lcd settings. If it is on manual you select the channel numbers are laid out in order 1 2 3 4 5 click the spinning fan and then adjust the speed and then click the fan to save it. It is really a lot less of a pain than it sounds when you type it out. it has the added benefit of being powered by two microprocessors and it looks really sleek

this is how it looks in my build
no offense bro, but clicking 1-2-3-4-5 and changing the rpms myself in no way would beat a 1second twist of a knob frown.gif

i was under the impression that bitfenix had customizable profiles that you could select at the click of a button
"•Program your favorite settings and recall them with a single button press! Set up an entertainment profile to keep fans spinning slowly during a movie, or a gaming profile that spins up your fans full speed when the action heats up. Recon allows you to customize your own profiles and recall up to three of them on-the-fly, allowing you to be ready for any situation."


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Originally Posted by Jakusonfire View Post

The Recon runs software and is USB connected so you don't have to use the front panel of the device at all.

There is open source software that lets you define your own settings for the automatic mode ie; what speeds it runs at what temperatures.
Other controllers don't let you do that. They are either manual or an auto mode that just jumps to full fan speed at the temp you set.

The standard leads that come with it are 4 pin compatible.

ahh this sounds alot better...

However im never a fan of installing extra programs on the computer regardless what they are frown.gif
im more worried about the LCD dying then i am its functionality
post #18 of 37
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http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/bitfenix_fan_controller_roundup/

looks like 3pin connectors on the bitfenix recon no?

what did you mean they are "4 pin compatible" , do you mean just plugging a 4pin into a 3pin connector or there comes with a special adapter or something?



im making this harder on myself frown.gif

go with a bitfenix recon and set up a profile where i can click p1 p2 p3 to change speeds

or go with a knob setup where i can just twist the knobs accordingly frown.gif
Edited by JrWhopper - 2/23/13 at 10:12pm
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http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/bitfenix_fan_controller_roundup/

looks like 3pin connectors on the bitfenix recon no?

what did you mean they are "4 pin compatible" , do you mean just plugging a 4pin into a 3pin connector or there comes with a special adapter or something?
They are 4 pin size which are PWM fans.
Once you set the speed you want at first, you pick which profile you want to recall. Which is not hard to do.
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post #20 of 37
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okay so whats the difference in plugging a 4pin into a 4pin and plugging a 4pin into a 3pin

sorry im just trying to understand
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