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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24285
3 Settings: Off,7V,12v.
Its a nice looking switch
60watts per channel.
And its hell as cheap!
My wife has the FAN-ATIC and I have to admit that I really like it, though I prefer dials.

Personally, I have a Zalman MFC1 Plus, which I primary got for the red LEDs. I have one slot left open though, which drives me crazy

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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
If you're looking for something to run off of PWM check out this Sunbeam controller.
Whoa, I like that one. I bought one of their older models before I got my Zalman and the thing burned up as soon as I plugged it in - never figured out why, but that was a wasted $40 at the time

Any idea on how the LEDs work on this one? Pics I see online show red and a kind of green/yellow color. Does the color change indicate fan speed (low/high) or does it change when you switch between PWM and manual control?
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If it's like my older Sunbeam controller, red is 7 volts and green is full power 12 volts. But that doesn't mean it's only 7 and 12 volt, you can make your fans spin as slow as you want with it.
    
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24285
3 Settings: Off,7V,12v.
Its a nice looking switch
60watts per channel.
And its hell as cheap!
My brother ordered one of these. VERY well built. Great heavy feel to the switch action.
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post #14 of 27
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If it's like my older Sunbeam controller, red is 7 volts and green is full power 12 volts.

Seems it's the other way around
, as I suspected. The LEDs are green when manually controlling and red when you switch to PWM control. I understand why it's that way, but is a bit disheartening for me personally Still, it's a very nice looking controller!
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ahhh, that makes sense
    
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post #16 of 27
try the sunbeam ones. go to their website and decide on one that fits to your liking
    
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post #17 of 27
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Thanks for the suggestions! Here are my thoughts,

NZXT Sentry 2: I think it is ugly, the look is too busy for me.
Lamptron Fan-Atic: I like the Hat switches, but it is only two fan speed settings correct?
Zalman MFC1: Six fans is a huge plus, but I've heard its construction feels fragile.
Sunbeam Rheosmart 6: Six fans is great and looks solidly built, not sure about the mesh.

Anything else to say about these (personal experience is a plus) or any other controllers to recommend?
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Lamptron fc2,5 or 8 are the best imo.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Here are my thoughts,

NZXT Sentry 2: I think it is ugly, the look is too busy for me.
Lamptron Fan-Atic: I like the Hat switches, but it is only two fan speed settings correct?
Zalman MFC1: Six fans is a huge plus, but I've heard its construction feels fragile.
Sunbeam Rheosmart 6: Six fans is great and looks solidly built, not sure about the mesh.

Anything else to say about these (personal experience is a plus) or any other controllers to recommend?
Choosing between the ones you listed, the Sunbeam would be my first choice. I agree about the Sentry, the Fan-Atic is only high, low, or off, and Zalman controllers are low quality compared to Lamptron or Sunbeam.

I still feel funny recommending Sunbeam products (had one of their PSUs take out a mobo of mine once) but their fan controllers are among the best on the market, and reasonably priced as well.
 
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I have this version that can do 100watts per channel but the only downside is that it is only on/off. But i likey !


100W ? Mother of god, is this real life?
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