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post #1 of 7
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I need to find very powerful fans for my Black Ice GT-Xtreme 480.

I decided to go with deltas 120mm.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12recveh.html

I was wondering which fan controller would be able to control them so they can be quite when i need.

This is the only 50 watt per channel fan controller i could find. Not sure if it will work though for the delta fans.
Link- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14172/bus-284/Lamptron_50W_-_4_Channel_Aluminum_Throttle_Style_Fan_Controller_w_Multi_Color_Backlit_LEDs_-_Black_FC-9.html?tl=g34c17s817&id=LBsWgQBb&mv_pc=19902#blank

If that doesn't work could i use something like this
Link- http://www.swiftech.com/8-waypwmsplitter.aspx

I have an asus motherboard which should be able to control 3 pin fans.

Help really needed

Thanks Overclockers.
post #2 of 7
I am curious why you want a fan that powerful?
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post #3 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by icebrain1 View Post

I need to find very powerful fans for my Black Ice GT-Xtreme 480.

I decided to go with deltas 120mm.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12recveh.html

I was wondering which fan controller would be able to control them so they can be quite when i need.

This is the only 50 watt per channel fan controller i could find. Not sure if it will work though for the delta fans.
Link- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14172/bus-284/Lamptron_50W_-_4_Channel_Aluminum_Throttle_Style_Fan_Controller_w_Multi_Color_Backlit_LEDs_-_Black_FC-9.html?tl=g34c17s817&id=LBsWgQBb&mv_pc=19902#blank

If that doesn't work could i use something like this
Link- http://www.swiftech.com/8-waypwmsplitter.aspx

I have an asus motherboard which should be able to control 3 pin fans.

Help really needed

Thanks Overclockers.

That fan controller will work it put 4 fans on each channel and you will be ok.. The splitter will not work as it is for PMW fans.. those fans are not PMW controller. your best bet is to use the fan controller with no more that 5 fans on each channel..

If you plug one of those fans into the motherboard you will not have a mother board anymore as they draw too much power for the motherboard and will smoke it.

I think you need to study some more about what and why you are using those fans... Do you realize that they are 38mm thick?? Is this the normal thickness of fans used?? They are going to be very loud also!!

But if you must have powerful fans look at the 2 below..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1405021/fs-t-50-feser-triebwerk-v2-tk-123-120mm-x-55mm-high-speed-fan-2800-rpm

and

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_1130_403&products_id=24415

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post #4 of 7
Personally, I hate my front bay fan controller. I never touch it and it shines a bunch of unnecessary light into my room. Not to mention you have to keep an eye on your temps and manually adjust it(dumb).That PWM splitter would be a way sick 'smart' setup, but you'd have to get PWM fans like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706036
or if you want really powerful fans then
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706022
post #5 of 7
I hate the front bay fan controllers too. Could you exchange your fans for PWM ones? I have 6 Delta FFB1212EH-PWM fans in my case. I love these power hungry beasts. smile.gif Swiftech doesn't provide the spec for their splitters so to be safe I use two of them (three fans on each splitter). I use the pwm signal from the motherboard headers to control the speed of the fans (power coming from the PSU of course).
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Originally Posted by Ardi View Post

I hate the front bay fan controllers too. Could you exchange your fans for PWM ones? I have 6 Delta FFB1212EH-PWM fans in my case. I love these power hungry beasts. smile.gif Swiftech doesn't provide the spec for their splitters so to be safe I use two of them (three fans on each splitter). I use the pwm signal from the motherboard headers to control the speed of the fans (power coming from the PSU of course).

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Originally Posted by WOD35 View Post

Personally, I hate my front bay fan controller. I never touch it and it shines a bunch of unnecessary light into my room. Not to mention you have to keep an eye on your temps and manually adjust it(dumb).That PWM splitter would be a way sick 'smart' setup, but you'd have to get PWM fans like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706036
or if you want really powerful fans then
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706022

Quote:
Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

That fan controller will work it put 4 fans on each channel and you will be ok.. The splitter will not work as it is for PMW fans.. those fans are not PMW controller. your best bet is to use the fan controller with no more that 5 fans on each channel..

If you plug one of those fans into the motherboard you will not have a mother board anymore as they draw too much power for the motherboard and will smoke it.

I think you need to study some more about what and why you are using those fans... Do you realize that they are 38mm thick?? Is this the normal thickness of fans used?? They are going to be very loud also!!

But if you must have powerful fans look at the 2 below..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1405021/fs-t-50-feser-triebwerk-v2-tk-123-120mm-x-55mm-high-speed-fan-2800-rpm

and

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_1130_403&products_id=24415

wink.gif

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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

I am curious why you want a fan that powerful?

Thanks all.
post #7 of 7
I just read up some on Asus mobo's ability to control 3 pin fan speeds. I had never heard of that before. Apparently it's also 'dumb' in that you choose it's speed manually in .5v increments and then.... Forget it! (Ronco) I'd rather have real 4 pin PWM fans that constantly adjust their speed based off the CPU_FAN header and CPU temp, especially if this is a CPU only loop.
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