Originally Posted by golfergolfer
Interesting very interesting I think once CS comes I will start folding on it then. I have heard from a few friends that it raises your power bill by a lot but he is running one hell of a big system with TEC cooling and everything. With a smaller rig like this do you really notice it at all?
also I have another question lol
So I am looking into fans and currently have 2 Gentle Typhoons at 1150 RPM and they are too loud for me. With CS I ordered the ModRight 3-way 3-pin fan splitter and plan on using it.
My question is with all 3 fans going into this splitter will it be slowing down the RPM's on my fans since the power will be split? If I am not mistaken it will barely make a difference as there is no resistor on it but if I buy some kind voltage resistor and plug that into the splitter than into my mobo will this slow down all my fans?
Concerning the power bill. The way my utilities are factored as long as I stay under 250kWh it is only .034 cents an hour, which = 81 cents a day = 24$ a month, per a 30 day month. So not so bad at all.
Now if I go above 250kWh the cost is double
. Often when I turn my fans up, and clockup the gpu I will go over 250kWh (thus my interest in the 3570k , for its 77W, which with my overclocks I am hoping will drop me back down below 250kWh).
Now on to 3 fan splitter. From what I have read the splitter will not slow down your fans, unless it has something inline that will reduce the voltage. I have read of several people who have 3 fans running off of one splitter with no problems, and others with problems. I guess it all comes down to whether or not your motherboard fan header can handle it. Which it probably can.
And yes a voltage resistor will slow down all the fans that are attached behind it.
You could try setting a profile in your bios for the fans, like putting them on low rpms until a certain temp is reach, then they ramp up. I had mine (two gentle typhoons same as yours, and a coolermaster 200) like that before I got my controller and they were whisper quiet. Honestly I kinda regret getting the controller.
Hope that is helpful.