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Hi,
As I have been reading numerous posts about people having difficulty with there antec 900 fans and how there going to control them I thought I better ask of some expert advice.

So, does anyone know if I could buy a Fan Controller for an antec 900 case and if so what type of fan controller should I be looking for? This computer is going to be a first build for me and I really want it to go well . The PSU is a Corsair TX 650W Ultra Quiet Power Supply, and the Motherboard is a Intel Desktop board DP35DP Media Series. I'm really sorry if this thread is in the completely wrong sub-forum.


Thanks In Advance,
Grant.
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post #2 of 12
I have an Antec 300 which I believe uses similar if not the same fans but I am unsure what you are asking. Any 5.25" fan controller will fit in the Antec 900 and to control the fans can't you set them to the highest speed then wire them to the Fan Controller to control them?
    
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Thanks Weezy Baby,

I'm looking for a 4 channel, 5.25" controller preffrebly with a temp probe. The thing that i was getting stuck with was, what type of pins should they have? 3pin, 4pin, or molex connector. I've looked around on other forums and threads but I can't be to sure exactly what to lookfor when buying the controller. Some people say three pins, others say to get a controller that has four pins ect.

Thanks Again.
Edited by eleymonster - 12/16/08 at 3:07pm
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post #4 of 12
The sunbeam rheobus is great and comes with adapters so you can do 3-pin or molex. I highly recommend it.
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post #5 of 12
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Hi again,
I've been doing more searches and have found a controller I really like the Aerocool FP-0, http://www.bigbruin.com/2007/aerocoolfp01_1. Will it work with the antec 900 case fans and my corsair PSU (stated above). If it doesn't does anyone know how to make it work. P.S I'm not the technical with cables and connectors so you may have to explain in detail if thats okay
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Check out the Scythe Kaze Master review in my sig.
    
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post #7 of 12
I cant tell from the info given in the review of the controller you linked as to if it will work with the molex connectors for the fans. I seriously doubt it, probably has three pin connectors. I went through the same thing with my A900 and really liked the Sythe Kaze Master in the 900 case, sooo.... heres what I did. I canned the tri-cools that came with the case and got four of these http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1blle.html and heres the Sythe, hmmm Petras discontinued it, so... heres the Kaze Master Ace http://www.petrastechshop.com/5sckmaacmufu.html.
Ive read good things about the Reobus, but if your wantinf the rpm and temp readouts the Kaze is sweet.
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, but can someone possibly tell me what molex connectors the fans have. e.g. 4pin?
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post #9 of 12
The nine-hundred has all large 4-pin molex pass-thru connectors on every fan, but only power wires as the fans themselves are three-speed switched. I personally removed the provided connectors and soldered the wires together, and used my Scythe controller. Unfortunately there was no way to read RPM from the provided fans, so I hooked up a "real" 3-wire fan to the side window, and read RPM for the case fans from that..
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post #10 of 12
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Okay so that means there is no way what so ever to read the RPM of the fans using the aerocool FP-01 (3pin) controller? Ahh well looks like I'll be buying some replacement fans, does anyone have any suggestions to simalar fans but 3 pin (by simalar I mean with LEDS and simalar RPM)

BTW thanks everyone who has posted, this forum has helped me lots

P.S the cheapest price possible
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