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i have a swiftech MCR 240 rad from a previous build.

my challenge is. fitting it into a prodigy up top inside of the case, without sacraficing my fan controller. i dont care about the 5 1/4 bay cage or how much i have to cut off it i just need the fan controller, because well. i dont like AP 15s running at full speed. especially when there will be most likely 4-6 of them on the rads as i have a 120 rad coming for the rear mount also

worst case scenario ill mount it in top of the case and touchup the paint on it a bit.
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I;d need pics to understand more. prodigy what? not enough info to google a pic.
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bitfenix prodigy case. to be exact.
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Aha! I see what you are saying. Looks like you;re going to have to mount your fan controller somewhere else, or find an alternate fan control method. Do you need to have constant control over the fans? Or do you just set them at a non annoying level and leave it?

If it's the latter you could go old school and use fan speed resistor cables on your fans. They have a set voltage drop which slows the fans. The most common is 12v-10v. This usully drops a fan into the sub 1300rpm range. There's no fine control though. The upside is they're dirt cheap, and you can buy several and change them out to get it where you want.



If you DO need live fan control, then it gets a bit more complex an there is going to be cutting. Which fan controller do you have? And most important how deep is it? Most fan controllers don;t actually fill a full 5 1/4" bay, they mostly just take up the front part. How much does yours actually take up?
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i have a lamptron FC9, id like to leave it in because i change fan speeds depending on what im doing

surfing the net i cut them to 50% or below, if i go and start up a demanding game and temps climb, i rev them up to 75% or full depending on the heat that needs to be removed.

i dont mind cutting the 5 1/4 mount because ill never actually install an optical drive id have to pull the tray and take it to work with the FC9 in it to cut as much off as possible though
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well the fc9 is really shallow... IIRC the drive bays are all removable, so you don;t have to cut anything except the hole in the top for the cooler. It appears from this site that the controller side fins are removable

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.coolingtechnique.com/img/rece/rheobus/lamptron/fc9/lamptron-fc9-pcb.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/97-rheobus-fan-controller/852-recensione-lamptron-fc9.html%3Fshowall%3D1&usg=__WlFpT6Cy1lQyTYzy4VSTxRZFCVY=&h=683&w=1024&sz=136&hl=en&start=10&zoom=1&tbnid=tgpZ-_pb1AfArM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=150&ei=XrNXUojjOoPfyQG4yoD4Bg&itbs=1&sa=X&ved=0CD4QrQMwCQ


you could take them off and screw in some flat tabs that you could attach directly to the case. If that still isn;t enough room you could mount the controller in the top of the case underneath the handle. This would also protect the sliders from getting accidentally bumped. You would then have to do something about the bay hole however.
Edited by bombastinator - 10/11/13 at 1:25am
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