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Ok, I have this Enermax fan controller:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999216

And it displays my temps and fan speeds. I have everything hooked up, but I can't adjust my two fans. I however can adjust my cpu fan. Why can I can control that one, but not the others?

Anyone else have a fan controller or this one, that allows you to adjust the cpu fan, but not the others?

I want get some higher rpm fans, but they're loud and I'll only get them if I can control them.

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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
Ok, I have this Enermax fan controller:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999216

And it displays my temps and fan speeds. I have everything hooked up, but I can't adjust my two fans. I however can adjust my cpu fan. Why can I can control that one, but not the others?

Anyone else have a fan controller or this one, that allows you to adjust the cpu fan, but not the others?

I want get some higher rpm fans, but they're loud and I'll only get them if I can control them.

Thanks
Be careful that you don't exceed the rating on each channel with the more powerful fans. If you're getting some beefy fans, this is a good controller to have. I own it and it works great and looks nice with the blue LED lighting on it. It supports up to 18 watts on each channel, so daisy chaining is possible without harming it.

http://www.infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1845

If you want the 5.25" version, it's here......
http://infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1847
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Hmm, I wonder if that would control my fans. That Enermax only controls my cpu fan for some reason and it's the others I mainly want to slow down during idle times.

Are you using that on any case fans?
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Hmm, I wonder if that would control my fans. That Enermax only controls my cpu fan for some reason and it's the others I mainly want to slow down during idle times.

Are you using that on any case fans?
Yep, I'm using it on 2 front intake,1 side intake, and 2 exhaust fans. It works great because the channels are beefy enough to daisy chain or 3 on 1 channel, mine are even all LED. It's really nice to be able to tone 'em down to near silent when surfing or watching a movie. I've found that I don't even need to turn them up while gaming.

Toss these 2 things in there and the front looks tight with all blue lighting...

http://www.svc.com/lhd-v05-uk-19.html
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....iteria=BA21344
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http://epowerhousepc.com/product_inf...roducts_id=588

So that fan is too powerful to be on the controller right?

The other fans only use like 5.76W.
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http://epowerhousepc.com/product_inf...roducts_id=588

So that fan is too powerful to be on the controller right?

The other fans only use like 5.76W.
IMO, buying that fan is a waste of money. The first thing you're going to do when you turn it on is turn it down because it's so loud Seriously though, yes, that consumes way too much power to be put on a fan controller.
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So would buying a 135cfm also be a waste? I don't have a link to one of those though.

Maybe I should just buy a few more of those A2018s? Another for my intake, outake, and to replace my cpu fan?

But I am willing to bare the noise when I'm playing games because with headphones or speakers, I won't be able to hear the thing anyway and I want to keep the pc cool.
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
So would buying a 135cfm also be a waste? I don't have a link to one of those though.

Maybe I should just buy a few more of those A2018s? Another for my intake, outake, and to replace my cpu fan?

But I am willing to bare the noise when I'm playing games because with headphones or speakers, I won't be able to hear the thing anyway and I want to keep the pc cool.
Well, let me just tell you my situation and maybe it will help you. I also have the Chenming Chieftec Dragon with 2 80mm front intake fans,1 80mm side intake fan,and 2 80mm rear exhaust fans. I ran this for about a month or so before the noise started to bother me. To fix this, I bought the Vantec fan controller so I could turn them all down (4 channels, but I daisy chained the side intake onto 1 of the other channels) when I'm not gaming. What I've found though is that even while hardcore gaming for hours on end, if I leave my fans on the lowest possible settings, there's less than a 2 C change in temperatures. I now no longer turn these fans up ever and my pc is A LOT quieter. My point being that if my crappy 80mm LED fans were overkill, why bother spending more money on something with 3 times more cfm? I bet mine aren't even producing 20 cfm at the lowest setting, but it's enough to keep all the parts cool and no case heat buildup.
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Yeah, I gotcha their. So I really wouldn't need to buy any new fans at all then, lol. I guess I could still get this controller to keep my one powerful fan quiet.

The reason I wanted better fans was this. I am currently idling at about 32-34*C and load about 42*C max. I believe that is a little high considering I have a Big Typhoon, AS5, a back 80mm exhaust fan, a top 80mm exhaust fan, a 120mm back exhuast fan, and two intake 120mm fans, one being at 2800rpm, the other 1400.

I'm not overclocked either and to do so, I would need to get cooler.

EDIT: Maybe I should get a thermaltake controller http://www.xoxide.com/xcontroller.html so it will be compatible with my fans? I'm still confused why my current controller won't control the fans.
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