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Hey

I have a Zalman Fan controler at the mo, But im looking for one that i can setup via USB to ramp the fans up and down depending on temps (useing windows based temp or temp sensor wires)

Anyone know of such a product?

I know i can make one with my Arduino But i dont have the time

Would like to place in my drive bay and see a display... or if its a good one it can be hidden and free up my drive bay slot.

thanks
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You need to get PWM fans for programs to be able to control fan speeds.
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I'm using an NZXT Sentry 2 and it works a charm.
It's a touchscreen fan controller for a 5.25" drive bay.

You do need to get down into your system to plug all your fans into the controller and place all the temperature sensors in the according places in order for the software to work properly but once it is in place it's worth it
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I'm using an NZXT Sentry 2 and it works a charm.
It's a touchscreen fan controller for a 5.25" drive bay.

You do need to get down into your system to plug all your fans into the controller and place all the temperature sensors in the according places in order for the software to work properly but once it is in place it's worth it
I meant this one
   
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Originally Posted by ThirtySixNights View Post
I'm using an NZXT Sentry 2 and it works a charm.
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You do need to get down into your system to plug all your fans into the controller and place all the temperature sensors in the according places in order for the software to work properly but once it is in place it's worth it
So...

Looks nice, touch screen a bonus.

10w per channel though.... hmm my fans are 3.5w each so will one port handle three? its 10.5w? then again i wont ever have them on full rpm..

can it ramp up the speed of the fan slowly according to the speed i set vs temp of a sensor?
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So...

Looks nice, touch screen a bonus.

10w per channel though.... hmm my fans are 3.5w each so will one port handle three? its 10.5w? then again i wont ever have them on full rpm..

can it ramp up the speed of the fan slowly according to the speed i set vs temp of a sensor?
You set the maximum temp that you want a certain sensor to detect before it will alarm, and based on the maximum temp you set the fan will increase it's speed as the temp goes up. For instance.

I have my CPU fan attached to the Sentry and a sensor on the CPU, I can watch as the temp of my CPU increases and the fan speed increases corresponding to the increase of temperature. The tolerance for temperature on the CPU sensor is set to 50Degrees so the software will increase the fan speed as the temperature gets closer and closer to 50 Degrees. *keeping it below 50 degrees*
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The most i've got on a single channel is 2 120mm Fans and they seem to be getting up to very high RPM's on 100% speed, so i guess you'd be able to get pretty moderate RPM's with 3 on the single channel.
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Ok.

Was £35 so placed an order

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