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I'm thinking if I have to buy something that's $30-$50 just to control a MCP355 and get an independent fan controller as well, I would be much better off just getting a MCP35X PWM and a fan controller instead. So that's what I'll probably do.

Definitely not cheaper. I think the only fan controller that can be used to control that pump is an aqua computer one.
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post #63212 of 106441
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Definitely not cheaper. I think the only fan controller that can be used to control that pump is an aqua computer one.

He can just use the motherboard to control the speed of the pump. Then buying a cheaper fan controller for the fans.
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I was thinking of just getting the Poweradjust 2 and the Aqueros 5 LT but it seems somewhat complicated to get the two to work together. Plus I would get more control if I just got a PWM pump?

Could one of the new Aqueros 5 or 6 handle voltage control a non-PWM DDC pump?
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the aquaero 5lt and a power adjust is a pretty cheap way of powering any non pwm ddc. But if you haven't already any components you might be better off with a pwm ddc and the aquaero 6. No need for a power adjust in that case. Plus the pwm ddc could be controlled via mobo head as well as aq6.

The power adjust is just basically a extra more powerful fan channel. It was designed to power ddc pumps.

You could also just buy a poweradjust usb and connect it without an aquaero. If all you're looking to do is power a pump.
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post #63215 of 106441
Just remember the Power Adjust can't do PWM control over aquabus.
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the aquaero 5lt and a power adjust is a pretty cheap way of powering any non pwm ddc. But if you haven't already any components you might be better off with a pwm ddc and the aquaero 6. No need for a power adjust in that case. Plus the pwm ddc could be controlled via mobo head as well as aq6.

The power adjust is just basically a extra more powerful fan channel. It was designed to power ddc pumps.

You could also just buy a poweradjust usb and connect it without an aquaero. If all you're looking to do is power a pump.

Yeah but I rather like the Aquero 5 LT though. Maybe I'll get the Poweradjust2 Ultra now, and then eventually get an Aqueros 5 LT.

The question is how do I connect the Poweradjust2 to the Aqueros?
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I was thinking of just getting the Poweradjust 2 and the Aqueros 5 LT but it seems somewhat complicated to get the two to work together. Plus I would get more control if I just got a PWM pump?

Could one of the new Aqueros 5 or 6 handle voltage control a non-PWM DDC pump?

As long as you through a heatsink or a waterblock on the LT it should easily be able to power a DDC3.

An LT can also control a single PWM device AFAIK.
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Yeah but I rather like the Aquero 5 LT though. Maybe I'll get the Poweradjust2 Ultra now, and then eventually get an Aqueros 5 LT.

The question is how do I connect the Poweradjust2 to the Aqueros?

from what I understand (please correct me) poweradjust doesn't do PWM, or it can't do PWM when synced with the Aquaero.

5LT can definitely handle PWM pumps on it's own, since the power comes from the PSU. It uses the aquaero for the signal only.
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As long as you through a heatsink or a waterblock on the LT it should easily be able to power a DDC3.

An LT can also control a single PWM device AFAIK.

I was just reading a thread where a guy put a waterblock on his Aquero 5 LT.

So potentially an Aquero 5 LT and a waterblock is $10 cheaper than a 5-LT and a Poweradjust2. I just am worried that the DDC pump might be pushing the capabilities of the AQ5LT when it's also loaded with a dozen fans.
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from what I understand (please correct me) poweradjust doesn't do PWM, or it can't do PWM when synced with the Aquaero.

5LT can definitely handle PWM pumps on it's own, since the power comes from the PSU. It uses the aquaero for the signal only.

I wont be using a PWM pump, that's the thing. If it's potentially cheaper than buying a new pump, I will just keep my MCP355 and buy the necessary equipment to control it to my needs.
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Yeah but I rather like the Aquero 5 LT though. Maybe I'll get the Poweradjust2 Ultra now, and then eventually get an Aqueros 5 LT.

The question is how do I connect the Poweradjust2 to the Aqueros?

You can connect them with a 3 pin aquabus cable.

I've currently got 2 pwm ddc hooked up to the aq5 lt. (Using a pwm splitter.) and my fans are voltage controlled by the other 3 fan channels. If I wanted to add more fans I could add a significant number by adding in a poweradjust. Honestly I think that's probably your best bet. You can get a mcp35x now and run it off your mobo. Then down the road when you want to get an aquaero you can buy the lt and stick the pump on its pwm channel if you want. Then if you decide to add more fans than the aq5lt can handle you could get a poweradjust. That really would only work if your fans are are 3 pin as that setup only provides you with one pwm channel on the aquaero.

EDIT: just read your response about already having the ddc. Like lowfat said you should be able to power it off of the built in channels on the aq5lt. (Each channel provodes 1.65 amp up to a combined max of 5amps They even make an adapter for it: http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?products_id=2345

So theres a tradeoff to be made. If you buy a poweradjust you get to control the pump via voltage for 49.99 and with a tiny foot print.
now the aq5lt for 79 dollars you can control the pump, a pwm device(or pwm splitter) and 2 more channels of fans. In a slightly larger form factor.
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