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Hello all,

I'm wondering what would be a good software fan controller for my new rig. I got a Corsair H100i v2 which asks me to use Corsair Link to control its fans. My case has a hardware fan controller, but I'd prefer to use software instead of manually adjusting the knobs to change fan speed.

Should I just use Speed Fan? I've been intimidated by it in the past. Is there a good beginner's guide for it?

Thanks in advance. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Mkoll View Post

Hello all,

I'm wondering what would be a good software fan controller for my new rig. I got a Corsair H100i v2 which asks me to use Corsair Link to control its fans. My case has a hardware fan controller, but I'd prefer to use software instead of manually adjusting the knobs to change fan speed.

Should I just use Speed Fan? I've been intimidated by it in the past. Is there a good beginner's guide for it?

Thanks in advance. smile.gif

Speedfan, definitely the way to go. I'll see if I can dig up the guide that helped me.
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This is a good video, pretty much how I set up mine. Give it a watch, if you have any questions afterwards, just let me know. I am familiar with the program and can probably help you out! thumb.gif
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Thank you, I will check it out—I've always liked Jay's videos. And thanks for your offer to help—hopefully I will be OK! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Mkoll View Post

Thank you, I will check it out—I've always liked Jay's videos. And thanks for your offer to help—hopefully I will be OK! thumb.gif

Yeah, you will be fine! It is a daunting program at first until you learn its quirks, and where everything is at/ how it's controlled. The video explains it pretty well, but you may have different things pop up on yours, like for instance: All of my fan headers are labeled by what they are on the mobo, Sys, CPU, Aux1, Aux2, ect instead of PWM. Yours may differ too, so just let me know!
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3x Samsung 850 Evo 500GB EK Predator 360 w/QDC, Kryonaut TIM EKWB EK-FC780-Classy HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis GTX 280  
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CoolingOSPower
Noctua NH-U9S Windows 7/ Ubuuntu Superflower 450w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 7700K (delid) @5.0GHz Asus Z270I Strix EVGA 1080Ti SC2 G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz 
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mITX Powerhouse
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K 5.0GHz @ 1.394v +.280 Offset (delid) Asus P8Z77-V EVGA 980Ti Classified  16 GB G Skill Trident X 2400mhz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
3x Samsung 850 Evo 500GB EK Predator 360 w/QDC, Kryonaut TIM EKWB EK-FC780-Classy HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis GTX 280  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE Superflower 750w 80+ Platinum Fractal Design Define S w/Window 
Mouse
Razr Epic Naga 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7-940 @ 3.8Ghz MSI X58 Platinum SLI Samsung DDR3 1600mhz 16 GB Sandisk 128 GB SSD 
CoolingOSPower
Noctua NH-U9S Windows 7/ Ubuuntu Superflower 450w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 7700K (delid) @5.0GHz Asus Z270I Strix EVGA 1080Ti SC2 G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
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