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I remember talking about this before....I believe that I was told these Vantec Tornado fans need a certain controller, like a number of watts....Could someone please show me one on newegg, preferrably under 20-25 dollars.

Also, could I use SpeedFan (i remember this little program) to control them from windows...

I'm also getting the Vantec dampening kit, will that help reduce noise as well?
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post #2 of 14
http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...wont-work.html

In that topic of mine, I believe the guy who responded to my post provided the correct controller.

"If you want the 5.25" version, it's here......
http://infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1847 "
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post #3 of 14
I have a vantec, and run it on full blast 24/7 and well honestly whats up with all the OHH it's tooo loud stuff? I mean like boo hoo, lol. It isn't really that loud I don't even use headphones.
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post #4 of 14
The cheapest/most efficient way to run a Vantec and to have the adjustable speeds, You can grab a Rheostat at a local hardware store.

You cut it into the Positive line and then you can adjust the amount of voltage that goes to the Fan.

Works charms for me, I grabbed a bigger one and set it to control 3 of the 8 120MM fans in my case.
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Ohhh, now i see a use for speed controllers is to save energy I might just have to get one.
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xypex982
Ohhh, now i see a use for speed controllers is to save energy I might just have to get one.
I'm gonna have 3....

So the Tornado's are rated at 18 watts?

And does anyone know if the dampening kit will really do a lot of help?
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post #7 of 14
Im running 5 80mm and 1 92mm Tornado. Along with 2 Vantec controllers.
This may help you.
http://www.vantecusa.com/p_nxp_205.html

I will see if i can find the ratings for the fans!

Here you go.

http://www.vantecusa.com/p_td_8038h.html

Oh ya! Running all these fans will be really load.
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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
Im running 5 80mm and 1 92mm Tornado. Along with 2 Vantec controllers.
This may help you.
http://www.vantecusa.com/p_nxp_205.html

I will see if i can find the ratings for the fans!

Here you go.

http://www.vantecusa.com/p_td_8038h.html

Oh ya! Running all these fans will be really load.
Can I hook my Volcano 12 up to that? I'm not sure if I have enough molex connectors crap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Glueeater
Can I hook my Volcano 12 up to that? I'm not sure if I have enough molex connectors crap.
Does this Volcano have a spread sheet or web page you can view specs?
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post #10 of 14
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Yup...

http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/volcano/rs/a1745.htm

It has a molex connector, but it also has its own special connection for its own fan controller..
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