How about a USB card reader?
I'd like to have everything internal this time (with additional USB ports).
I actually have an external card reader but sadly it only reads normal SD cards (not even SDHC).
I can definitely see the need for a good card reader, but fan control is generally easily automated using motherboard fan headers "Ways to Better Cooling" linked in my sig has some guide to using motherboard PWM signal (and GPU PWM signal) to control case fans. 1st post is index, click on topic of interest to see it.
Agreed 100%. Especially with a board like the Maximus VIII. You will get better control and flexibility than you would from any mainstream fan controller. Even going to an Aquaero 5 would be almost a lateral move.
Okay, so I'll control the fan speeds with the motherboard.
I've read your thread, doyll. Let's hope I understood it correctly
1) I'll buy a fan splitter with a "main channel" that also controls other connected fans to the splitter, like this one
2) I'll plug the CPU fans into that splitter (one in "main channel" and one in a free slot).
3) I'll plug any other fan into that splitter.
4) I'll buy this
and connect it with the graphics card and plug it into that splitter.
5) I'll plug the splitter with the fans into the motherboard's fan connector?
6) Then I can set the speed of the fans in the BIOS or software. All fans will run at the same RPM.
This leads to some questions though:
- Let's say I set the fan speed of the main channel to 1000rpm. Every fan runs at 1000rpm. I'm not sure but didn't you say that we need more case airflow than component airflow? In that case, when the CPU and GPU fans run at 1000rpm, the case fans should run at 1500rpm or something, shouldn't they?
- Does it matter whether the fans are 3-pin or 4-pin? I know that the case fans will be 4-pin PWM (Noctua Industrial) but I have no idea about the CPU / GPU fan.