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Originally Posted by BWAS1000 View Post

Blech, thats expensive as hell. I guess I have an idea, doubt it will work though.

Perhaps a Lamptron FC Touch is more within your price range?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CPW_leru9rwCFQ5gMgodugcAYQ&Item=N82E16811997113
http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-FC-Touch-Channel-Aluminum/dp/B004I0H7S6/

Unlike the CW611 it's a touch screen controller. I've never had one so I can't speak to it first-hand, but have read that it has similar auto temp control settings. It just doesn't have the pump / flow meter features or as high a wattage rating. Not sure that it will ramp up / down fan speeds in steps like the CW611 does though. I think it might just bounce back and forth between your min and max fan speed settings.

With fan controllers you get what you pay for. It took me a long time learning the hard way that it doesn't pay to load up the channels with enough fans that their combined operating amps go much over ~50% of the controller's rated wattage capacity, especially for cheaper FCs. I've personally killed controllers from NZXT, bitfenix, Aerocool, and sunbeam. Of those only the Sunbeam rhoebus was able to handle loading it up with ~6 or more fans per channel for any length of time before it croaked. In my experience running fans near full blast wasn't a big deal, but dialing down the fan speeds is usually what killed them. They all tend to get pretty hot the lower volts/RPMs I'd try to run the fans at.

For now the Lamptron CW611 is meeting my needs, but my next controller is going to have to be an Aquaero 6.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 3/3/14 at 9:38am
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Perhaps a Lamptron FC Touch is more within your price range?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CPW_leru9rwCFQ5gMgodugcAYQ&Item=N82E16811997113
http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-FC-Touch-Channel-Aluminum/dp/B004I0H7S6/

Unlike the CW611 it's a touch screen controller. I've never had one so I can't speak to it first-hand, but have read that it has similar auto temp control settings. It just doesn't have the pump / flow meter features or as high a wattage rating. Not sure that it will ramp up / down fan speeds in steps like the CW611 does though. I think it might just bounce back and forth between your min and max fan speed settings.

With fan controllers you get what you pay for. It took me a long time learning the hard way that it doesn't pay to load up the channels with enough fans that their combined operating amps go much over ~50% of the controller's rated wattage capacity, especially for cheaper FCs. I've personally killed controllers from NZXT, bitfenix, Aerocool, and sunbeam. Of those only the Sunbeam rhoebus was able to handle loading it up with ~6 or more fans per channel for any length of time before it croaked. In my experience running fans near full blast wasn't a big deal, but dialing down the fan speeds is usually what killed them. They all tend to get pretty hot the lower volts/RPMs I'd try to run the fans at.

For now the Lamptron CW611 is meeting my needs, but my next controller is going to have to be an Aquaero 6.

Nope still too expensive, but I'll think of something.
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Have a look of ny new project "Rig Unknown"

Looking good. You have a shop, eh? Curious to know where even though it sure ain't around these parts.
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Nope still too expensive, but I'll think of something.

what about the bitfenix?
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Looks pretty good, I'm wondering if it has the standard temperature probes. I never needed any high end fan controller, just one that uses the 2 pin temperature probes.
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I got the block patched up and replaced the coolent. Thanks to those who provided advice.


Hit us with some more pictures.
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Looking at some of these controllers I have to wonder if, as with PSU's , they are made by one or two manufacturers and rebranded?
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Looking at some of these controllers I have to wonder if, as with PSU's , they are made by one or two manufacturers and rebranded?

IT wouldn''t be surprising.
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Are there really any "bad" blocks? Now that I think about it, I don't think I can fit compression fittings on my XSPC block. How's the Swiftech Apogee HD, is it decent? The spacing looks good enough for compressions at least.
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Are there really any "bad" blocks? Now that I think about it, I don't think I can fit compression fittings on my XSPC block. How's the Swiftech Apogee HD, is it decent? The spacing looks good enough for compressions at least.

There is plenty of room for compression fittings on the Apogee HD. Martin's testing has it listed as one of the top performing blocks. I think his data though was compiled some time ago.
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