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See now why can't more fans be like this. For $17 you get a fan with the molex adapter, a little fan speed controller, and a fan grill.
My R4's came with Molex adapters... No grill or speed controller, but for $6 I couldn't really complain.
post #22 of 39
Why not some GT's?

http://www.svc.com/d1225c12b5ap-15.html

A tad more than what you would like to pay but easily worth the money, and they come with molex adapters. Shipping is pretty cheap as well.
 
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4 of these $20 + 1 of these $14 = $34 + shipping .

There's also the cheaper yate loons from svc for $4 each if you buy at least 3 although they're not as good as the ones from petra's.

You may want to get a nicer fan controller like the rheobus extreme. But the cheap one still does 20w per channel IIRC which is plenty.

And seriously, a new case won't come with a bunch of awesome fans .
Are there any good controllers that support up to like 6-8 fans? Right now out of the 8 fans I have in my case, 5 are running off the PSU and the other 3 are off the motherboard.
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Why not some GT's?

http://www.svc.com/d1225c12b5ap-15.html

A tad more than what you would like to pay but easily worth the money, and they come with molex adapters. Shipping is pretty cheap as well.
What is with the ratings on those? Only ~60 CFM at 30dB? Every other fan I have been looking at is like 70 CFM and much lower noise than that. What makes them so great?
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Are there any good controllers that support up to like 6-8 fans? Right now out of the 8 fans I have in my case, 5 are running off the PSU and the other 3 are off the motherboard.

What is with the ratings on those? Only ~60 CFM at 30dB? Every other fan I have been looking at is like 70 CFM and much lower noise than that. What makes them so great?
I use a lamptron fc5 to run all 9 fans of mine, just have them in series.
The GTs are going off of truer ratings and great static pressure.
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Why not some GT's?

http://www.svc.com/d1225c12b5ap-15.html

A tad more than what you would like to pay but easily worth the money, and they come with molex adapters. Shipping is pretty cheap as well.
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What is with the ratings on those? Only ~60 CFM at 30dB? Every other fan I have been looking at is like 70 CFM and much lower noise than that. What makes them so great?
The thing is, almost ever fan seller like Coolermaster, Akasa, Zalman and most others are simply talking rubbish, with there fan specs.

An example of this would be the Coolermaster R4's, they are ment to produce 90CFM, according to Coolermaster. My old San ace 2800RPM 38mm fans actually produce 90CFM. But how could the cheap CM 2000 RPM R4's produce the same amount of air flow? They cant, nowhere near as much.

The Gentle Typhoons are made by Nidec, who provides the fan specs for the Gentle Typhoons. These specs can be believed.
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I use a lamptron fc5 to run all 9 fans of mine, just have them in series.
The GTs are going off of truer ratings and great static pressure.
This is why I hate buying fans... every different manufacturer comes up with whatever CFM/dB they want it seems, it makes it so hard to make comparisons when some numbers are exaggerated and some are accurate.

Is static pressure that big of a deal for case fans though? I thought that was more of a heatsink fan thing?

Also, can you elaborate on how you wired up the fans to work like that?
Edited by Semper Fidelis - 2/5/11 at 3:14am
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Is static pressure that big of a deal for case fans though? I thought that was more of a heatsink fan thing?

Also, can you elaborate on how you wired up the fans to work like that?
THe better the static pressure the less of a drop going through a grate.
Easy my top exhaust and back fans are hooked up via 3 pin to 2 3 pin y adapters. my side panel fan is hooked up with my bottom and hdd fan, via y adapters, my front fan is on it's own line and so are the 2 fans on my heatsink.
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THe better the static pressure the less of a drop going through a grate.
Easy my top exhaust and back fans are hooked up via 3 pin to 2 3 pin y adapters. my side panel fan is hooked up with my bottom and hdd fan, via y adapters, my front fan is on it's own line and so are the 2 fans on my heatsink.
Ah, I didn't even realize that they had 2-to-1 adapters for fans.

Well that seems pretty easy then.

Also, I just remembered that the 2 fan bays at the top of my case also accept 140mm fans. And I know basically the bigger the fan the more air you can move with it at lower RPM's so what are some good 140mm fans that I can get for the top?
post #30 of 39
I have a different version of this: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0332416
It works great and has 3 speeds. Off,5V,12v.
I think this would be a great controller and it can handle up to 60w each channel
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