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Originally Posted by Mergatroid;15469389 
The most important spec is missing for that controller. How much power (watts) per channel can it handle. It may not matter if you're only going to connect one fan per channel, but if you ever use any higher power fans you're going to want that spec. Even on Lian Li's website the spec is missing. If you really like the controller, email them and find out before you order it.

My Roommate has the 650D, and he installed this controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998063

It looks awesome, has a nice digital readout with temps and RPMs for each fan, 12W per channel (enough for 2 medium power fans per channel) and it also has an auto mode you can set to automatically control the fan speed. Sweet controller.

I just picked up this for my 600T:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11616/bus-232/Zalman_ZM-MFC1_Combo_5-Channel_PWM_3-Pin_Fan_Controller_-_Black_.html

It has the same brushed aluminum as the 650D uses. Unfortunately the four 3 pin channels are only 7W (meaning at best 2 x low power fans per channel). However, it has a PWM controller on it. If you use a PWM splitter that takes the fan power from a molex PSU connector, you could control as many PWM fans as you like from that one channel. I also have an AeroCool Strike-X. (one for case fans one for 4 x H100 fans). They are both as functional as they need to be for my uses:



Too many to choose from.



My other roommate has that in his half X. His clock doesn't keep time (never did). I see a lot of people complain about that same problem, even after replacing the battery. It works well though, and looks sweet too.

Thanks for the input. That was my main question - the wattage per channel and how it affects the usage. So if I plug a splitter into 1 channel and run 2 GT ap-15 from it, will it have enough power on say, 30W? It would be easier to just use one knob to adjust both ap-15s on my H70. 6 channels will be enough for me to plug in all my fans for now.. but in the future if I need to run a splitter, that would be better than having to upgrade my whole fan controller.
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Originally Posted by Tnt6200 View Post
Which LED kit are you using in this pic?
That's the 2m NZXT LED kit.

@nerdybeat
30W per channel is enough for a couple of higher power fans with lots of capacity to spare.
Controlling both h70 fans from one control is a good idea since it would run the fans at the
same RPM.
Edited by Mergatroid - 10/27/11 at 9:45pm
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post #1103 of 4826
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Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post
That's the 2m NZXT LED kit.

@nerdybeat
30W per channel is enough for a couple of higher power fans with lots of capacity to spare.
Controlling both h70 fans from one control is a good idea since it would run the fans at the
same RPM.
That's what I thought. I am getting the same one for my build
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Ordered the new side mesh panel for testing purposes, since it was so cheap. Will put 4x 1150rpm gentle to it, gonna see how it affects GPU temps (top card 74 and second 68 in BF3 at overclocked). Not really having any temperature problems, but like i said, its for testing!
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Ordered the new side mesh panel for testing purposes, since it was so cheap. Will put 4x 1150rpm gentle to it, gonna see how it affects GPU temps (top card 74 and second 68 in BF3 at overclocked). Not really having any temperature problems, but like i said, its for testing!
Looking forward to your results.
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did some work on my 650d!

I originally planned to add a 120x3mm radiator to the roof.

But i went ahead and added a RX240 to the roof and 120mm black ice GTX in the rear! Maybe ill use the 360mm externally? already 28*C @ 5ghz =/

My EK CPU block is pretty custom now! nickel block, nickel mount and black top with black fittings

Almost done with her! all the wires are sleeved just need a new motherboard and some gpu blocks
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did some work on my 650d!

I originally planned to add a 120x3mm radiator to the roof.

But i went ahead and added a RX240 to the roof and 120mm black ice GTX in the rear! Maybe ill use the 360mm externally? already 28*C @ 5ghz =/

My EK CPU block is pretty custom now! nickel block, nickel mount and black top with black fittings

Almost done with her! all the wires are sleeved just need a new motherboard and some gpu blocks
Sounds awesome! Pics pretty please?
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did some work on my 650d!

I originally planned to add a 120x3mm radiator to the roof.

But i went ahead and added a RX240 to the roof and 120mm black ice GTX in the rear! Maybe ill use the 360mm externally? already 28*C @ 5ghz =/

My EK CPU block is pretty custom now! nickel block, nickel mount and black top with black fittings

Almost done with her! all the wires are sleeved just need a new motherboard and some gpu blocks
Pics or it didn't happen
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Pics or it didn't happen
Work in progress, next package arrives monday!

I plan on having two fans atop of the case and using a koolance shroud. can only fit one these standard size fans on the bottom side, ALMOST FITS!

the 120mm Black Ice GTX? is using push pull so that's why it looks so large.

I think ill have a look around for some smaller 120mm fans

Wont be picking up a new motherboard so i can use my other 6970 'till the first. Im going with asrock fatality pro and 8gb of dominator gt.

Edited by allupinya - 10/28/11 at 8:40pm
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Right on, looking forward to more pics! Also, check out the "Take Better Pictures!" item in my sig. It's a thread all about photographing your rig. You gotta show off your work proper!
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