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Something things I haven't used before and thinking about using in this build:

Lamptron FC5 V3 Fan Controller
Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin to 2x 3Pin per pair of front 120s
Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin to 3x 3Pin per triplet of top 120s
And probably an additional 2 x 3Pin for the rear exhaust and bottom rear fan - I'll have to work this out in a few days when I have the case.

I am guessing that splitting everything like this wouldn't overload the channels with pretty much any fan on the market?

I was looking at fan hubs at first, but after reading I'm worried about them not handling the load and even read about some NZXT Grid's melting!
I've always been a PWM man and never needed controllers before, also never needed this many fans lol.

Any issues running splitter cables in to these controllers?
Edited by GrimDoctor - 1/16/15 at 10:44pm
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I will join you on this 1.
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Hey Grimdoctor

Thought you were getting the case for a water cooled build winksmiley.jpg

Lol just kidding man - always good to see a good air cooled system im here with you mate. If you need any help let us know smile.gif

a sub from me

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I will join you on this 1.

Thanks for coming along for the ride thumb.gif

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Hey Grimdoctor

Thought you were getting the case for a water cooled build winksmiley.jpg

Lol just kidding man - always good to see a good air cooled system im here with you mate. If you need any help let us know smile.gif

a sub from me

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Thanks bud, nah, no water for me...well not yet. Everything I've ever done if optimised has been so good on air there's been no need - and that's saying a bit considering our summer tongue.gif
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WE HAVE A BUILD NAME!!!



I was discussing my progress with my partner over dinner and as I was describing the colour scheme and plans and as I was explaining a fan detailing technique I was considering, the visual of the James Bond intro popped into both of our minds at the same time...
Goldeneye was born! wheee.gif

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Something things I haven't used before and thinking about using in this build:

Lamptron FC5 V3 Fan Controller
Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin to 2x 3Pin per pair of front 120s
Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin to 3x 3Pin per triplet of top 120s
And probably an additional 2 x 3Pin for the rear exhaust and bottom rear fan - I'll have to work this out in a few days when I have the case.

I am guessing that splitting everything like this wouldn't overload the channels with pretty much any fan on the market?

I was looking at fan hubs at first, but after reading I'm worried about them not handling the load and even read about some NZXT Grid's melting!
I've always been a PWM man and never needed controllers before, also never needed this many fans lol.

Any issues running splitter cables in to these controllers?


I haven't used the FC5, but all the Lamptron premium controllers have a good reputation . . . .

Keep in mind that none of them are PWM.

What fans are you contemplating . . . . . staying budget minded and going with 3 pin, or splurging a bit and going with PWM?

If you wanted to go PWM, you could go entry level Aquaero controller 5LT with 1 PWM channel and 3 voltage controlled channels that would be fine for your limited number of fans. It has no display, so you could mount it internally and not have to take up a bay space, or go with a 5 Pro with the display.

The fan cables should be fine for what you want . . . . I make all mine from scratch, because I have reservations about cheap manufacturers electrical bits, but a lot of guys have no problems with them.


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I haven't used the FC5, but all the Lamptron premium controllers have a good reputation . . . .

Keep in mind that none of them are PWM.

What fans are you contemplating . . . . . staying budget minded and going with 3 pin, or splurging a bit and going with PWM?

If you wanted to go PWM, you could go entry level Aquaero controller 5LT with 1 PWM channel and 3 voltage controlled channels that would be fine for your limited number of fans. It has no display, so you could mount it internally and not have to take up a bay space, or go with a 5 Pro with the display.

The fan cables should be fine for what you want . . . . I make all mine from scratch, because I have reservations about cheap manufacturers electrical bits, but a lot of guys have no problems with them.


Darlene

Thanks for the reply! smile.gif

If I go fan controller it will be for DC fans which is a little new to me (at least on this scale) as I've always used PWM fans.
I was thinking about the Corsair AF120 QEs (only DC) - the price is good, the flow is pretty good, and the looks are nice. It's usually function over form for me so these would just scrape in. I could paint my current Noctua's and I now some people have done it successfully but I don't know that I'm skilled enough for that. I think I'd rather sell them in their perfect condition and get something else.

The other option I've been mulling through is to go with the Corsair SP120s QE PWMs and just utilise my current powered PWM splitters. I figure that getting the SP120s would mean I could reuse them if/when I ever go water. Getting the DC fans and a controller as above I would be an extra AU$90 vs these PWM versions.

The Corsair fans aren't one that I've ever tested. Have you? The best/most options available to me would be from PCCaseGear.

I'll be running a fully filtered setup using DEMCi fitlers (most easily available option for me) with a strong bias on positive pressure. I know the SP fans aren't aimed toward airflow as such but I think they would be ok?
Edited by GrimDoctor - 1/20/15 at 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

I haven't used the FC5, but all the Lamptron premium controllers have a good reputation . . . .

Keep in mind that none of them are PWM.

What fans are you contemplating . . . . . staying budget minded and going with 3 pin, or splurging a bit and going with PWM?

If you wanted to go PWM, you could go entry level Aquaero controller 5LT with 1 PWM channel and 3 voltage controlled channels that would be fine for your limited number of fans. It has no display, so you could mount it internally and not have to take up a bay space, or go with a 5 Pro with the display.

The fan cables should be fine for what you want . . . . I make all mine from scratch, because I have reservations about cheap manufacturers electrical bits, but a lot of guys have no problems with them.


Darlene

Thanks for the reply! smile.gif

If I go fan controller it will be for DC fans which is a little new to me (at least on this scale) as I've always used PWM fans.
I was thinking about the Corsair AF120 QEs (only DC) - the price is good, the flow is pretty good, and the looks are nice. It's usually function over form for me so these would just scrape in. I could paint my current Noctua's and I now some people have done it successfully but I don't know that I'm skilled enough for that. I think I'd rather sell them in their perfect condition and get something else.

The other option I've ben mulling through is to go with the Corsair SP120s QE PWMs and just utilise my current powered PWM splitters. I figure that getting the SP120s would mean I could reuse them if/when I ever go water. Getting the DC fans and a controller as above I would be an extra AU$90 vs these PWM versions.

The Corsair fans aren't one that I've ever tested. Have you? The best/most options available to me would be from PCCaseGear.

I'll be running a fully filtered setup using DEMCi fitlers (most easily available option for me) with a strong bias on positive pressure. I know the SP fans aren't aimed toward airflow as such but I think they would be ok?


I would never advise anyone to use Corsair PWM fans of any flavor.

They were designed to be used with Corsair's own Link system, and don't follow the Intel PWM standard very well.

When you try to control more than just a few, you progressively loose control of the lower range as you add more fans until they all just run at max, even though they are set at a very low pulse width.

Most mobos seem to handle about 4 to 6 of them on a powered PWM splitter before things start going south. . . . around 7 or 8 of them, and they are all at max with no control.

You won't be using that many, at least not yet, but why buy something that would be useless down the road if you wanted to expand the system.

If you like the Corsairs, and they are reasonably priced in the 2 packs, go with the 3 pin . . . . they voltage control acceptably. . .

If you want something PWM that you can control from the mobo with a powered splitter, get Anything But Corsair, and you should be OK.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 1/17/15 at 5:54am
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I had run 12 corsair (high performance) fans on one channel of my FC6 (25 watts/channel) without any issues at all.
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Im in for S8 love
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