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post #13091 of 16056
I haven't looked at this yet, just sitting at work thinking about some things but is there anyway you put a spliter on the R5's fan controller to control more than 3 fans. Just thinking I have a bunch of Noctua's and a Swiftech PWM 8 port splitter.
post #13092 of 16056
The R5's fan controller cycles the output power between 5V, 7V, and 12V. I wouldn't recommend trying to control PWM fans through it.

Otherwise, yes, you can use a splitter to control more fans via the voltage selector up to its maximum wattage (which I don't know).
post #13093 of 16056
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

The R5's fan controller cycles the output power between 5V, 7V, and 12V. I wouldn't recommend trying to control PWM fans through it.

Otherwise, yes, you can use a splitter to control more fans via the voltage selector up to its maximum wattage (which I don't know).

The only reason I was thinking it might be ok is even my PWM fans come with Low Noise Adapter's, so they expect that at some point you might put this on a sata/molex power right? Otherwise what is the point in LNA's when running off your motherboard where you can control the speed?
post #13094 of 16056
It could also just be a holdover from before they started making PWM fans.

I have read elsewhere though that at least some Noctua PWM fans are designed to handle voltage control. It wasn't a credible source, so I'm not going to put my backing behind it, but it's an anecdote that might make you feel better about what you're trying to do.
post #13095 of 16056
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

It could also just be a holdover from before they started making PWM fans.

I have read elsewhere though that at least some Noctua PWM fans are designed to handle voltage control. It wasn't a credible source, so I'm not going to put my backing behind it, but it's an anecdote that might make you feel better about what you're trying to do.

I might go ahead and try it, my power supply has enough protection, worst case I ruin a $10 fan hub or some fan's but that's better than the board.
post #13096 of 16056
Good luck! While you're at it do you mind giving me the internal measurements for the length of the case? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
post #13097 of 16056
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

Good luck! While you're at it do you mind giving me the internal measurements for the length of the case? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

If I get into it tonight I will, you just want straight measurements from front back top bottom of the fame itself?
post #13098 of 16056
The most important measurement I'm looking for is the distance from the (protruding) back of the front fans to the rear of the case. If you really want to dive into it, I could also use the:
Distance between the rear of the case and the bottom middle 140mm fan mounts
Distance between the bottom middle 140mm fan mounts and the side of the case
Distance between the bottom middle 140mm fan mounts and the internal wall (non-recessed motherboard tray)
Distance between the rear exhaust 140mm fan mounts and IO opening
Distance between the top of the case (at the rear) and the PCI mounting slots (those white brackets being held by screws below the IO opening)
Distance between the PCI mounting slots and the side of the case (the grilled area below the 140mm rear exhaust fan)
Distance between the PCI mounting slots and the non-recessed part of the wall (e.g. total width of the recessed motherboard area)

I'm hoping to cram a lot of stuff inside this thing. It'd be a huge help, thanks!
Edited by gftgy - 7/28/15 at 2:49pm
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