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I have a corsair 650D and my fan controller seems to have died because none of the fans work when I turn them on from the fan controller, however they all work if I plug them into the PSU.

I'm looking to get a new fan controller and I'm not quite sure which one to grab. I like the aesthetics of the LCD ones more but, I'm worried that 10w may not be enough power some fans should I get something later that requires more power.

I've considered the Sentry 2 by NZXT but, the 10 watts seems to lack umph.
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post #2 of 7
I recently picked up the Lamptron FC5 V2. It has a great display that can be changed to a variety of colours and each channel is rated for 30w. So no need to worry about powering multiple fans per channel.

Look into it as I couldn't be happier with mine! Here's a link with some pictures and specs.

http://www.lamptron.com/product/controllers/fc5-v2/
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post #3 of 7
BitFenix Hydra Pro 5ch 30W per channel is my recommendation. I have as many as 6x 120x38mm 2600rpm 117CFM 6.33mmH2O fans on a single channel and the controller board doesn't even get warm.
   
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The BitFenix Hydra Pro seems to be out of stock almost everywhere.
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I tend to like the simple ones, so I have the NZXT Sentry Mesh: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007

It matches the mesh of my Rosewill Thor (and my old Challenger) perfectly, and I tested having 3 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM fans on one channel, and it handled them all at full speed.

The best thing though is how the fans still spin at like 25% when the slider is all the way down. Some people might not like that, but for idle/browsing/movies/music, it's perfect.
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Originally Posted by DrBrogbo View Post

I tend to like the simple ones, so I have the NZXT Sentry Mesh: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007

It matches the mesh of my Rosewill Thor (and my old Challenger) perfectly, and I tested having 3 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM fans on one channel, and it handled them all at full speed.

The best thing though is how the fans still spin at like 25% when the slider is all the way down. Some people might not like that, but for idle/browsing/movies/music, it's perfect.

This is the one I ended up going with. I wanted an LCD touch screen because it would match my cases aesthetics more but, I couldn't find one. I couldn't resist the price tag on the Sentry Mesh.
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Originally Posted by Maiky View Post

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17216

not the bitfenix but it should do the job..

Thanks for the recommendation. I unfortunately saw it a bit late.
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