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Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
Anyone know if this controller supports 4-pin fan header connectors? I want to put my PWM fans on it...
PWM Fans work on 3 pin headers.
The controller itself is PWM based.

So instead of a resistive load applied to the circuit to downstep the voltage, instead the voltage (12v) is pulsed at the fan in a rapid rate allowing them to start at lower than normal duty cycles.
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Love everything about controller but the assorted leds are a deal breaker for me
You can change every channel to any LED color you want. or off.
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Wow. I knew holding out would be worth it. I have needed a fan controller, but didn't see the FC-5 v2 or Touch as suitable. Definitely getting in on this.
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Rephrase: Does the FC8 support 4-pin male fan header connections, or have enough spacing between the 3-pin header connections to support 4-pin fans? I only have 4-pin PWM (Noiseblocker) fans on a 480, mobo does not have enough PWM headers (unless I customize an adapter w/ 8 ground + 8 power spliced to Molex, 8 PWM spliced to one + 1 tach to 4-pin). The FC8 would be perfect if it did i.e. provide aggregate PWM capabilities for 4-pin PWM fans.
Edited by adamlau - 1/27/11 at 5:35pm
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post #54 of 64
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Rephrase: Does the FC8 support 4-pin male fan header connections, or have enough spacing between the 3-pin header connections to support 4-pin fans? I only have 4-pin PWM (Noiseblocker) fans on a 480, mobo does not have enough PWM headers (unless I customize an adapter w/ 8 ground + 8 power spliced to Molex, 8 PWM spliced to one + 1 tach to 4-pin). The FC8 would be perfect if it did i.e. provide aggregate PWM capabilities for 4-pin PWM fans.
Yes, there's enough spacing on the PCB between connectors for it.
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Yes, there's enough spacing on the PCB between connectors for it.
OMG...No way! Off to MountainMods...
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MountainMods has it for $69.99; I dunno if that's the official MSRP, though. Edit; oh, UK. Well, you can probably get a good idea from US pricing, though.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lamptron/189599502401

According to their post here, MSRP is $69.99
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Well, they could probably jack up the price, given that they're the only reseller that has it atm.
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Thank God I didn't buy the FC2 2 weeks ago!
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That depends how you grab the knobs. You don't have to grab it by the sides, your index finger and thumb can grab the top and bottom.
Genius!
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Well it looks now like we have a solid controller lineup now; Lamptron for great manual control, and Aquacomputer for great automatic control.
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