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Ah. Well manually controlling them will be a little difficult. The only "fan controller" I have is the one that came with my Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid. That'd work for a few of them but I think it can only do three fans I think, though I do have the ones for the case fans on the front control panel of the case..


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Ah. Well manually controlling them will be a little difficult. The only "fan controller" I have is the one that came with my Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid. That'd work for a few of them but I think it can only do three fans I think, though I do have the ones for the case fans on the front control panel of the case..

 

Edit: I just checked the cost using some Enermax Magma's and with the OCN code it hit right about $290 with $30 2nd day air (UPS) shipping, then I noticed that ground shipping was 1 day with FedEx making it about $270 which makes a bit of since, as they are in state. No more than $15 per fan.

Edit 2: >v<


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No sense in using Air shipping within the same state. Even when I order from Sidewinder, which is only about 2-3 hours away from me, I usually get my Ground shipments the day after it ships. Unless it's something I need right away, I usually just choose the cheapest shipping option.
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What would you recommend I get since I can't get a fan controller (due to budget) to manually control the speeds (and taking that into consideration which fans)? I'm currently looking at the XSPC Xinruilian 1650's or maybe something  a little more powerful but no more in price than the Enermax Magmas).

 

As far as the shipping goes I realized that I didn't need the watercooling parts so soon I'll just set the cpu up in the motherboard and maybe use the stock cooler for a couple days. I was just shipping all of the other parts 2nd day air so I could get them by tuesday since I'm going to need to take the cpu shield (the plastic case they come in)  from my new CPU to RMA my busted one since the one I  had apparently went up in a puff of smoke.

     
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I have a Bitspower X-Station Power-Extender that I use to power my case fans, pumps, and LED strips. You could connect the fans to the 7V headers to slow the fans down. The only problem with that is that if you ever want to change speeds to have to turn the PC off and change all the fan connections. But if you plan on just always leaving them at the same speed, this would be a good option
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You know I might be able to get a Y-Fan adapter you know one of those that couples two fans so they use the same fan header? That ought to let me use the Coolermaster controller I have. What about on the fan front?

     
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Here is the cheapest possible fan controller: 2$ SPDT rocker switch!

Here is how I'm doing it.

First get a single double throw switch.
Here are the two switches I prefer:
SPDT ON/ON rocker switch.
SPDT ON/OFF/ON rocker switch.

The second one has 3 positions with fans off in the center. Both will be wired in the same way.

If you want 12V/7V, here is how I would do it:

PSU yellow 12V wire connected to your red (+) fan wire.
Fan black (-) wire connected to your switch center prong.
Switch high (=) pole connected to PSU black ground wire.
Switch low (-) pole connected to PSU red 5V wire.
(-) will give you 7V
(=) will give you 12V
(0) will give you power off.

If you want 12V/5V, here is how I would do it:

PSU yellow 12V wire to switch high (=) pole.
PSU red 5V wire to switch low (-) pole.
Switch middle prong to fan yellow (*) wire.
Fan blach (-) wire to PSU black (-) ground wire.
(-) will give you 5V
(=) will give you 12v
(0) will give you power off.

Before deciding which of the two methods you pick, I recommend you try running your fans on 5V. My AP-45 fans will start even on the 3.3V orange wire. But not all fans will. Some brands and models won't start on 5V.

So try your fans on both 5V and 7V before decoding.which method to use.

The two switches I linked earlier will sit in a 0.8 inch hole. But I was unable to find any 0.8 inch drill bits. So I use a 3/4 inch drill bit and I enlarge the hole with a round file.

Switches can really be a facinating thing. In fact, that's precisely what a CPU is made of - billions.of switches making O's and I's.

I made a custom alarm system in my work trailer hooked up to a set of train horns, activated by a key chain remote, and triggered by a motion detector inside the trailer. All of that is just a bunch of switches, relays, and solenoid valves hooked up together.

And really, a solenoid, or a relay, are just a form of switch.
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You know I might be able to get a Y-Fan adapter you know one of those that couples two fans so they use the same fan header? That ought to let me use the Coolermaster controller I have. What about on the fan front?
Yeah, that could work. Worst that could happen is that the fan controller doesn't have enough power and the fans won't start up. Then you'd have to find a different option, Whether it a new fan controller, the Bitspower Station I posted, or the method Pepe explained.
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I don't know which fan controller, and which fans you are planning.
But if you overload a channel with too much wattage, it won't just not start the fans. It could actually burn out your controller.
Don't ask how I know this.
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I don't know which fan controller, and which fans you are planning.

I don't know which fans I'm planning either. Still have yet to pick. As much as I would like to get the Typhoon AP-14's I don't have it in the budget (going over already for the loop). It's $80 + $12 at the cheapest shipping (USPS which I don't trust with my packages ever I've had too many problems with them) for four of them at $16 a piece + $1.50 for sleeving.

 

Here are the ones I've heard are at least competitive sound to performance wise.

Enermax Magma's

NZXT Performance's

XSPC Xinruillian 1650's

Yate Loons (though I've read the XSPCs beat them)

 

Truth be told if money were no object I'd probably get several Noiseblocker B12-3's or B12-4's they sound awesome and perform at about the same level as Gentle Typhoons (sadly they are e-loops and would require a gasket but hey money's no object in this dream), or barring that Gentle Typhoon AP-15's or AP-45's.

     
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