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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lafcblfancow.html
4 channels 30 watts like he said above just put more then one fan per Chanel.
there is a fc5 v2 out now, but its a bit more costly. i heard there were problems with the display on the first version and that you should avoid it. might be worth it though if you don't want to shell out $65 for a fan controller.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28748
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there is a fc5 v2 out now, but its a bit more costly. i heard there were problems with the display on the first version and that you should avoid it. might be worth it though if you don't want to shell out $65 for a fan controller.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28748
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First thing to know, wattage of each fan. If you look at the label you should find the amperage, multiply that by 12v. This will give you the wattage.
Example:

.5A x 12v = 6W

Now that you know the wattage of each fan, and you know you have each fan, you can find the total wattage you need to control.
Example:

6W x 8 = 48W

We know that there are controllers that can do 30W per channel, and also 20W per channel.
20W per channel example:
20W/6 = 3.blah
So we know you can only put 3 fans on

30W per channel example:
30W/6 = 5
So we know you can only put 5 fans on

Now, even though you CAN put 5 6w fans on a 30w channel, that doesnt mean you should. This is because when you start a fan it has a spike where it takes a hair more voltage to get going. That means you can actually peak at over the 30W limit per channel. Will this necessarily cause daamge? Probably not, but does it have the potential to? yes.

Anyways, this post is probably too late but hopefully it gives some insight for your decision or future decisions

EDIT: Had 2 very long calls here at work, was writing this over an hour ago
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Bought the Lamptron FC5 V2, if any1 was curious
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Pics when it arrives
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Pics when it arrives
sure ^^
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My Lamptron FC2 V2 is sitting at my folks house. I'm about to go pick it up. Just got a phone call from dad saying I had a package. Funny thing is he said it was addressed to my house (we live 5 min from each other). Mail lady must think he's the only Parton in town.
    
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