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http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-rheosm...ontroller.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23039

I have basically 3 scythe 3k fans and one slipstream fan that I would like to put on a fan controller
Both are roughly the same price few cents difference

WHICH would you guys recommend more highly?

The Rheosmart can be controlled by both the motherboard and manually that's why it is on here if I knew it was as reliable as the Rheobus extreme I'd just go with it but I'd like some input form those with more experience (last fan controller shorted out -,-).
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+1 for Rheosmart, I just installed mine this afternoon. Works wounders. I got it becouse its rated at 30w PER channel many peeps have it running 2 or more high speed fans per channel...so that could be 12 spiffy fans. I have not got around to messing with weather or not the Smart feture works as have not set it up yet.
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People are saying that the smart feature only works with the cpu fan though, Is that true?
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No. Otherwise it wouldnt have a Smart on off button for each channel. If they are only getting it to work on the CPU fan there is a fault with the controller or the fans maby(duoght this as the controller regulates avalible power to the fan). So I take that back, faulty fan controller or user error
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Although I Was looking at the cable to attach the fanconteroller to the CPU fan and CPU fan header socket, and I'm not sure, but It looks like the CPU fan may pull its current from the mobo, not the fan controller, If this is the case putting multiple or even one high powerd fan on THAT channel(witch is sperate form the 6 other channels) it might cause a big issue with burning up the fan header. I'm going to look more into it. but even if this is the case the controler works amazing
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