Originally Posted by Anoxy
I don't think Scythe AP-15s are PWM fans, they are 3 pin. So if I went that route with the splitter, they would only be voltage controlled.
The Aquaero+water sensor seems like the best choice right now, but if I'm feeling particularly crafty I might try modding the case to fit a controller.
Afaik if you use a molex or sata powered pwm splitter with 3 pin fans, they won't even be voltage controlled, they'll just run full speed, because the connector that plugs into the mb header is 2 pin, rpm sensor + speed control. They obviously don't need the 12v and ground because the molex/sata connection handles that. Maybe the Swiftech is different, but this is how the Gelid, Akasa, and Okgear pwm smart splitters work.
Aquaero is so expensive... If all you need is fan power and basic control that seems like a really inefficient solution. Definitely looks like a fun toy though, especially that remote. Where would the Aquaero be housed? Aren't those all bay devices? I thought the problem was the lack of an available bay. If you have the bay you can get a cheaper fan controller.