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I'm about to get a Cooler Master Cosmos case, and I'm looking to get a fan controller. The case accommodates 4-6 fans, and I'll be using at least 4 120", 60+ CFM fans, not counting cpu heatsink fan. I'll probably be putting a 100+ CFM fan on the exhaust. I plan on running these at close-to-max RPM. Yes, I am very concerned about temps, and not too concerned about noise. Summer is coming.

I'm thinking about getting this Scythe fan controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998065

I chose it over a similarly priced Sunbeam Rhoebus because it has no LEDs. I don't want LEDs. Just no-frills fan control.

I'm wondering, though...that controller appears to have a 3-pin power input, whereas some others (like the Sunbeam) have a molex connector. Will a fan controller with a 3-pin power source be able to run 3-4 high-CFM 120" fans at close-to-max RPM? Will a fan controller with a molex connector run them better?

Thanks in advance for any input.
Edited by seward - 3/6/11 at 7:23pm
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I like fan controllers, while doing regular day to day stuff can have fans low and quiet then when you wanna game crank them up to know air is getting feed to parts that need to be cooled
     
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SAMSUNG HD204UI - 2TB Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 - 500GB GeminII Win7 Ultimate x64 
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ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED Philips 46" LCD TV 46PFL5706/F7  Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
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