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i need a fan controller for wc system. but i dont know which fan controller do i pick?

i have a fan controller right now (Nzxt single bay fan controller). the only problem is that when i turn on the pc, after few mins. the fan controller goes off but the fan is still running. do anyone know what is going on?
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Over loading the fan controller , What fans are you running and what fan controler the sentuary 2 ?
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Which fan controller do you have? Is it this one.Is the display just going to sleep or is it shutting off?

For a new one:
How many fans do you want to control?
What size are your fans you want it to control?
How many bays do you want it to take up?
Do you care about colors?
Have your considered Speedfan if you can plug your fans into their respective headers? Running them all through ur mobo is never a good idea in my book but if you only have a few it’s the best way.

Scythe Kaze Master Pro is a good one for 6 fans,

And if it is shutting off I would unplug it and toss it in the bin (or RMA)

PS NZXTs are famous for catching fire
Edited by vonVanir - 1/6/11 at 11:53am
post #4 of 10
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i have some 120mm yate loon high speed fan for radiator and some 120mm R4 fan on the bottom of the rad.

1 bay is good enough
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Sunbeam rheobus extreme is the best bang for the buck, lamptron fan controller are the best on the market.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811995017
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by SilveR_172 View Post
Over loading the fan controller , What fans are you running and what fan controler the sentuary 2 ?
i am running 120mm high speed yate loon fan and R4 fan for the rad.
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post #7 of 10
It depends on whether you want functionality or look. In general, the fancy ones with a touch-screen LCD etc. will not perform as well as a simple one with just knobs to adjust different fan speeds. Do you prefer 4- or 6-channels?
I have a 6-channel Scythe Kazemaster Pro, provides a lot more voltage on each channel than most of the fancy ones, looks sleek with simple knobs and RPM readings (comes with optional hardware temp readers if you want). In other words: I love it. Good compromise on look/functionality.
The Sunbeam Rheobus is probably considered to be one of the best, but has no readings.
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It depends on whether you want functionality or look. In general, the fancy ones with a touch-screen LCD etc. will not perform as well as a simple one with just knobs to adjust different fan speeds. Do you prefer 4- or 6-channels?
I have a 6-channel Scythe Kazemaster Pro, provides a lot more voltage on each channel than most of the fancy ones, looks sleek with simple knobs and RPM readings (comes with optional hardware temp readers if you want). In other words: I love it. Good compromise on look/functionality.
The Sunbeam Rheobus is probably considered to be one of the best, but has no readings.
Scythe Kazemaster Pro FTW!
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if i want to get a manual fan controller, how am i going to read the rpm.
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I have the Kaze Master Ace (4 channel) and like it as well. Haven't had any problems with it.

If I had to say something bad about it I would say that the warning beep is too loud. If you turn the speed too low and the fan stops or fails to start there is a very loud warning beep. It actually made me jump the first time I heard it. It's freaking loud!

It only beeps if you are applying power and fan is not spinning. If you turn the knob to the off position it does not beep. I'm running the 3 180mm fans in the bottom of my FT02 with the controller. They require a lot of power to start up and do not start spinning until about 40% power on the knob. My gentle typhoons start spinning on the lowest voltage the controller can provide.
    
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