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post #1 of 11
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Hi,

I currently have all my fans connected to my motherboard.

I am unable to control them via windows, and the function in bios to control them doesnt seem to work properly either.

Does anyone know of a good Fan controller, that I can hide behind the motherboard tray, and that I can control via software?

I want it to be able to slow down my fans when cpu and gpu temps are low, and spin them up when temps are high.

not interrested in Bay fan controllers.

Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 11
Aquaero 5 LT - Best investment you'll ever make. Its a fan controller and so much more. The Aquasuite software is just great. The unit can be a totally standalone controller, requiring no input from the computer at all, and once you make your settings they are saved in the unit. You can use physical temp sensors as well as other software sensors like those in AIDA64 or HWiNFO.

Plus, it has great options for charting all of your data. When I plugged mine in, and set everything to what I thought were good settings, I logged and charted everything and realized I was able to turn some fans down, lower my case fan curve, and Im sure Im forgetting a few settings. Each fan header can run more fans that you'll probably ever need.
Edited by DMatthewStewart - 3/1/16 at 10:47am
post #3 of 11
argus monitor http://www.argotronic.com/en/

If you use 3 pin maybe nzxt grid
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Grid V2 is nice Grid V1 isnt bad if you are ok with all the fans the same speed. Oh and grid V2 accepts 4pin and grid V1 has 1 or 2 4 pin to 3 pin adapters. Fairly cheap too which is somewhat of a downside if you were trying to resell:thumb:thumb.gif

Cam software is come and go. I wouldnt say I havent had issues because i have but other than the resources it takes to run its been getting alot better with the revisions.
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post #5 of 11
or aquaero 6 and remove the screen if you need the extra features
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post #6 of 11
Another vote for Aquaero if you want the end all, be all of fan controllers. The software component is excellent and near limitless in what you can do with it and the hardware is great. The 5LT mentioned above is the cheapest entry into the world of Aquaero controllers, but be warned, it does only have a single PWM output. (3 other voltage controlled fan outputs and plenty of tools, ports, and interfaces to do just about anything you could imagine)
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And it will need active cooling of some kind
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post #8 of 11
i use bitfenix recon. u can control fans with phone or in browser or controller itself on touch screen. https://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/
u get 5 temp sensors and u can configure it to adjust according to temps.
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thanks smile.gif

I only need fan control that varies in regards to CPU and GPU temps.

NZXT Grid+ V2 seemed just what I needed smile.gif
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thanks smile.gif

I only need fan control that varies in regards to CPU and GPU temps.

NZXT Grid+ V2 seemed just what I needed smile.gif

just as another heads up the CAM software doesnt allow you to adjust the fan profiles for both CPU and GPU together. You have to set each one as either CPU or GPU and then you can place the points from there.

When i had an air cooler for my CPU i had it staggered so some fans would ramp with the CPU and others with the GPU. now that i have a kraken AIO water cooler i have the 2 fans on the rad to ramp with the CPU and the rest are all GPU. both of those setups have worked surprisingly well to keep the noise down and keep the temps in line. Lastly if for whatever reason cam crashes or you close it the fans will remain at the level you had with it open. so you don't have to worry about them shutting off completely and overheating unless your profile had them all off
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