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Hey OCN,

I could use a little help picking a fan controller. It needs to be able to handle 5 low-speed Yate Loons (probably 3 on one channel & 2 on another - so 12W/channel at least) and a CCFL. Since I'm using it for the light, I want to be able to turn the channel all the way off.

I've been looking at the Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 and Rheobus. The Rheobus is cheaper and looks like it would be adequate for my needs, but I'm worried b/c a lot of the Newegg reviews complain about the cheap construction. Anyone use either of these before? Thoughts?
     
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the sunbeam is a classic, basically guarenteed a great controller, if your on a budget check this out I've heard good things about it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3463938&SID=
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I have the 4 rheostat one. It's good. LED's are really bright though. And if you didn't see, the leds can be flipped so when it's over halfway turned the light is red & vice versa.
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I just recently got the Lamptron touch. i can't praise it enough! it is currently running 8 fans on 2 channels and has a dimmer
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the sunbeam is a classic, basically guarenteed a great controller, if your on a budget check this out I've heard good things about it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3463938&SID=
i have this controller and i love it! led's are a bit bright if you are sittting directly in their path but i just took mine out. (they slide out not soldered)
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post #6 of 12
I use this one. Great, fits your requirements and it's cheap.
3 12w channels, the 4th is the light dimmer.

http://www.directron.com/fp201bk.html
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Thanks for the suggestions. Glad to see the love for the Rheobus, since that's the one I was leaning towards at first.
     
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Originally Posted by frigginacky View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. Glad to see the love for the Rheobus, since that's the one I was leaning towards at first.
glad to hear it , I've been thinking about getting one of those post some pics of your rig with it, I've curious to see what it'll look like in there
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post #9 of 12
Forgot to mention.. I'm running 5 120mm fans and an 80mm fan off of my 4 Rheostat. It's a good fan controller, I'd recommend it.
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Im currently using an NZXT touch screen which handles 5 fans never had probs with it
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