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post #11 of 21
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yes but I think it wouldnt fit with the brushed aluminum of a Lian Li case.. thats my point. thanks though!

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You could get this.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24896

6 channels. 45 watts per channel. Can put multiple fans on each channel.
Looked into that one.. read that the knobs felt cheap.

Edit: the FC5 V2 seems amazing.. but almost as expensive as the FC-touch Maybe the FC6? I see the lian li controller but no specs of watts per channel. I know thatd fit nicely cause its the same finish
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 2/27/11 at 8:47pm
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My Lamptron controller has a horizontally brushed aluminum faceplate. The Lian Li case probably has vertically brushed aluminum on the front though. I don't use cases for my systems so I'm not sure of the direction of the brush on the Lian Li.
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post #13 of 21
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Yes the lianli has verticle brushed aluminum.
It appears the fc6 has a solid black aluminum?

As I think about the fc touch and how the front of my case would be facing away from me, so it'd be a pain to adjust anything...
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post #14 of 21
You could always just brush the faceplate of a controller in whatever direction you need. Since you have "Case Modder" as your title, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem

Here's an example: Lamptron FC6 Mod
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post #15 of 21
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Nice link! lamptron it is.

Yes I'm currently doing a lian li mod build- link in sig. Its my first case mod though.
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It doesn't necessarily have to be a Lamptron controller, just as long as it has an aluminum faceplate and can handle all those fans. So, don't think I'm pushing Lamptron on you...lol. EDIT: I just have experience with them.

That looks like a good project there, I'll have to take time to go through the whole thing. I'm the Air Cooling, Cases, and Modding Content Editor for the front page articles on Overclockers, so I always enjoy looking through project logs
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post #17 of 21
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Well lamptron seems to be the only one with 6 fan headers at the wattage I need and aluminum faceplate.
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post #18 of 21
What wattage are the fans you are connecting and how many?

Also you don't really need 5 fan headers, unless you are absolutely set on having control over each individual fan. Personally I like to control sections of my case rather than each fan separately. For instance all the front fans at the same time, all the top fans at the same time, side fans, rear fans, etc. If you went with a controller like this you have 5 channels at 60W each which is > than 6 channels at 30W.

The downside is you lose your flashy LED readouts and the precise controlling. With that controller you only have off, 5v(half power), and full 12v.
post #19 of 21
When using a fan controller do you connect the fans from your cpu cooler?
post #20 of 21
Fans from the CPU cooler and/or water cooling rads are typically what's connected to a controller. I also connect my GPU fan and a random fans cooling my motherboard mosfets, NB, RAM, etc.
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