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Heya everyone,

I wanna make a fan controller purchase this week and will be having from 5 to 6 fans installed. I need a fan controller that will fit in a 5.25" drive bay.

My first thought was the Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme.

I would definitely get that however I want it by tomorrow, and TigerDirect.com will have it to my doorstep tomorrow without extra shipping.

So I was looking at this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=Q131-3034

Would that fan controller perform just as good as the Sunbeam? Like I said, I was looking for 6 120mm fans, or 3 120mm fans and 2 200mm fans, and just possibly adding a 140mm to that for my side panel.

Any personal experience feedback would be appreciated.
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What is your budget? The Sunbeam seems more promising to me since it can output 30W each channel, compared to 12W from the Aerocool.

If you're into looks and reliability then I suggest you get a Lamptron unit, such as the FC-5 or the Touch Controller.
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What is your budget? The Sunbeam seems more promising to me since it can output 30W each channel, compared to 12W from the Aerocool.

If you're into looks and reliability then I suggest you get a Lamptron unit, such as the FC-5 or the Touch Controller.
I would rather not pay more than $40 shipped. The Sunbeam is $46 overnight but that's an exception.

Also I don't need any fancy temperature gauges, just a controller.
Edited by Kvjavs - 12/28/10 at 10:31am
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i use the NZXT Sentry-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811992005

works great but if you have led fans they tend to flicker a bit
    
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I've got a lamptron fc6 (20W output each channel) and it's powering 6x120mm fans with no problem (2 for each channel and still one channel being unused). So I really suggest you get the FC5 here ($47 shipped). 30W each channel (total of 4) would give you enough headroom. I mean, come on, a 120mm fan would only consume about 3-4W while a 200mm fan would need around 7-10W.
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