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900D Ways to control 14 fans (And fan choice advise)

post #1 of 8
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Hello All,


I am going to try to make this short and sweet.

I have 13 x Corsair Air Series AF120 1500RPM LED Blue Quiet Edition
And 1 x Corsair Air Series AF140 1200RPM LED Blue Quiet Edition
Being controlled by a Akasa 5.25" FC Six Channel Brushed Aluminium Fan Controller [AK-FC-08BKV2] And lots of fan splitter D:?


So my issue is the fans are a little noisy for me and controlling them all with a fan controller on a 900D kind of ruins the look of it IMO.

Is there any good ways to control it all VIA software and better fans to use?

Something like Corsair Link GPU Node : CL-9011104-WW but not discontinued so I can get all the bits I need to control all the fans :| Unless you have one and enough nodes to sell me to control all my fan wink.gif.

Any and all advice/ideas welcome!
    
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post #2 of 8
Put em on a fan controller but put it inside the case so the front is at the back.
You will have open the case to turn dials but doesnt affect the front looks
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Do we really have no better ideas than that? :|
    
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The only other way would be through the motherboard but that many fans would overload the ports.

The only reason why I suggested the fc is it keeps your wires tidy and easier to control.
Im sure more people will have ideas n sorry if mine is not suitable
post #5 of 8
What about the NZXT Sentry LXE ?

It sits on your desk rather than mounting in a drive bay?


Thinking about buying one of these myself tbh smile.gif
post #6 of 8
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Hmm looks pretty decent. 10W a channel, my fans pull 4.8W So could use a Y splitter on each channel to have it control 10 (Would do all my rads 2 x 480 & 1 x240) and then have the 3 fans at the front and the exhaust one run of the mobo or something....

Not a bad idea on that one!
    
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Originally Posted by Leon777 View Post

Hmm looks pretty decent. 10W a channel, my fans pull 4.8W So could use a Y splitter on each channel to have it control 10 (Would do all my rads 2 x 480 & 1 x240) and then have the 3 fans at the front and the exhaust one run of the mobo or something....

Not a bad idea on that one!

This remove the need for y splitters too?
post #8 of 8
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Well its mostly about not putting to much wattage down one channel of a fan controller I am worried about smile.gif
    
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