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post #1 of 11
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Here are the materials that I needed to scrounge together for this mod.



The wiring: , and then testing on a fan .



The three completed controls



To mount this I will use…. Lol! You guessed….acrylic! These are some pieces that I made that were for another build, but were the wrong size.



After bonding and drilling holes I mounted the controls

Front: Back:




Here are a couple shots of the controller mounted.

and




And a final shot to show them in operation. Note that the lower fan on the left is turned off as there is not an operating HDD in the bay






Yay! Now I don’t have to have the fans running at full blast all the time.
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post #2 of 11
Well Done!!!
At first I thought, why would you only wanna control a fan for 30 minutes

Oh Yeah LP FTW..Thanks!
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Danke...


enjoying LP!
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post #4 of 11
nice work where did you get the parts from....or did you just have them from another controller? Im guessing one could wire a 4 pin plug to hook directly to a power supply instead of running it to a mobo.
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post #5 of 11
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That is all "stuff" from my "stuff box"...

The controllers are from Silverstone FM-121 fans. The rest of the parts are what remains of other items that I have dissected.

Yeah, you could run it to a molex and get either 5V or 12V (gotta make sure the rheobus is rated correctly).

Thanks for kudos.
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Nice use of spare parts......Look great to...
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How much did it cost all together? I want one a really really lot
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Wow good work i love all the mods around here
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Nice use of spare parts......Look great to...
Heh! ....Better to tinker than to Drinker (mmmmhh... Scotch).

Lol... thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
How much did it cost all together? I want one a really really lot
Hmmm... hard to say... probably not more than a few US$'s

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Wow good work i love all the mods around here
Thank you... yeah, this website has many innovative modders.

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post #10 of 11
Nce.

I did nit think the Silverstone resistors were strong enough to work in series to the fan-- on the 121 they are in parallel and do not take the full load--but introduce a side load that slows the fan.

Intersting bit of info.

Not sure how you could get just the Silverstone control..But Newegg has them as a kit for about $25. The upsided is you get 6 of them and a lil module that adapts them to drive a non 121 type fan.

But apparently that is not a problem.

Do the lil rotary resistors get hot when you run the fan on low?

How much control do you get over the fan? Can you turn it to full low without the fan stopping?

Does it make any noise or does it make the fans make any odd noises (squeals. ticks)?

Again...nice work.
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