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So basically Im getting my SM5 tomorrow and Im almost ready to buy the fans and what not but I need some help/advice

Im gonna be running 6 Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 [5 on rads 1 on the case] now my plan is to buy a Phobya 4Pin Molex to 6x 3Pin Fan Splitter PCB and have all the fans into it, but I just realized I have a problem... If I do this the fans will be running at 100% which isnt what I want and I also dont want a fan controller in a bay drive.

My question is, is there anyway to control all 6 fans at once while there in that pcb or will I have to buy something different?

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If you used fans with PWM control you could use a PWM splitter to send your signal to all your fans.

swiftech_splitter.jpg
http://www.swiftech.com/8-waypwmsplitter.aspx

The AP15s do not have PWM control, so that option is out..unless you choose a different fan.

You could do the 7v fan mod, but your fans would just run at a static 7v and you wouldnt have any control.
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If you used fans with PWM control you could use a PWM splitter to send your signal to all your fans.

swiftech_splitter.jpg
http://www.swiftech.com/8-waypwmsplitter.aspx

The AP15s do not have PWM control, so that option is out..unless you choose a different fan.

You could do the 7v fan mod, but your fans would just run at a static 7v and you wouldnt have any control.

That controller would be an option if I didnt already have 3 of the 6 fans lol

I was thinking about a volt mod but Id rather have control over them not have them static
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If you were not in AU Id offer to buy 2 of your 3 off you if you wanted to go with PWM fans. biggrin.gif AP15s are impossible to find now.
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If you want to control the non PWM fans but not from a drive bay panel, there's the NZXT Sentry LXE.

Edit: the Sentry seems to support 5 fans, you have 6.
Edited by Sony Oengui - 7/31/13 at 7:10pm
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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

If you were not in AU Id offer to buy 2 of your 3 off you if you wanted to go with PWM fans. biggrin.gif AP15s are impossible to find now.

eek.gif impossible to find? eek.gif I can get then from any pc shop here biggrin.gif
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If you want to control the non PWM fans but not from a drive bay panel, there's the NZXT Sentry LXE.

Edit: the Sentry seems to support 5 fans, you have 6.

I would go a fan controller like that but I dont want to add to much crap into my case, I wanted to try and keep cables and drive bays to a bare minimum/ none

Is there a way to control all 6 off the one controller, dial thing? thinking.gif or am I just thinking crazy now lachen.gif
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