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Originally Posted by Gilgamesh9 View Post
Thanks
What was keeping me a bit away of getting Lamptron was fear of killing expensive hardware by not having experience in fan controlling and setting it too low.
I though about same risk when someone change voltage in bios and risk fry pc.
so good to know this is not the case and i be Safe

Questions:

1. Do you recomend setting the fan controller mostly to 50% when not gaming
and all fans same setting almost?
i guess anything under 50% is not recomended right?

as i said this is the fans in HAf-x:
1x 200mm frontfan
1x 200mm sidefan
1x 200mm backfan
2x 200mm topfans
1x 120mm thermaltake spinq V proessor fan

2. Fan splitter do i need to buy that
or is it included?

3. I found this good review
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/07/...ontroller-fc6/

then read there is couple of different readout on the front panel display of Fc6 i guess that is done upon installing it ?

Since i get engineer this month to build everything what of these things should i make sure they activate:

Alarm Status Display: The alarm is indicated by the alarm character
RPM Display: RPM is displayed in units of 10 RPM for each channel, fans need sensor wires for this function to operate

I already know that i should make them set it in Red color and Celcius and that is done by jumper.
I rarely change my fan speed. Again, I just set the fan speed that's not too noisy since that' priority one for me in relation to temp levels. Fan speeds arent going to be running at the same speed with regards to noise level since there's going to be something in front or behind each fan in the case.

For my San Aces, I run them near below 50% at 1200-1300 out of 2600rpm and still get great performance.

If you are going to do some benching or stress test, then you could the fans at 100% for that duration just as a safety measure. And you can also try running the fans at a lower speed and see what will happen. Its about seeing what's the capability of your hardware.

Yes, you should get a couple of fan splitters because you have a lot of fans.
Something like this -> http://cgi.ebay.com/Computer-Fan-3-p...item3caa3eeb8f
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/GELID-PWM-Y-Cabl...item25560e90d1

Since you have a lot of fans, there's the Lamptron FC2 which is another alternative if you dont need the readout.

I would suggest that you plug the thermaltake cooler into one of the mobo fan headers and run it max.

GL.
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post #22 of 31
Thanks for be so kind to answer to help
i didnt understood that
"mobo fan header"
you mean conect the thermaltake Spinq VT processor fan to motherboard instead of controlling it from FC6 and then running 100% automatic, right?

if that is correct then i wont need to control more than the default HAF-X
that is 5 fans
so i will only be needed one fan splitter since only 1 fan will share channel
that is indeed good news if it so
cause i can then just share the top fans and the rest (front,side,back) have own channel...

but you need to confirm to me what mobo fan header mean
if you meant conecting it to motherboard instead of fC6

or you meant conect it motherboard fan header but also plugged into FC6
and then run to 100%?

so question is thermaltake plugged or not plugged into FC6?

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I would suggest that you plug the thermaltake cooler into one of the mobo fan headers and run it max.

GL.

Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 4/14/11 at 1:40am
post #23 of 31
This is urgent
I am about to buy the FC6
cause the fans i will conect will not need FC5v2
the shop dont have FC5v2 But will recive next week...

I was told for me there is no difference between FC5v2 and FC6
both screen are equal bright...

Only differnece i see is that FC6 has visible screws in the front
while the FC5v2 dont have
is this true

is it ugly with screws in front ?
post #24 of 31
bump realy need to find out
i am leaning more toward FC5V2 now but only because it might be screwless
while the Fc6 has screws.
but if both have screws in front then i could aswell go for the Fc6.

i can get both but have to wait a week longer for FC5V2
it just bother me to see the screws in the front of FC6 if i can get them without in FC5v2
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Gilgamesh9 View Post
bump realy need to find out
i am leaning more toward FC5V2 now but only because it might be screwless
while the Fc6 has screws.
but if both have screws in front then i could aswell go for the Fc6.

i can get both but have to wait a week longer for FC5V2
it just bother me to see the screws in the front of FC6 if i can get them without in FC5v2
Personally, the screws don't bother me... just get whatever works best for your setup.

Lamptron Black FC5V2

Dimentions: 5.25" bay
Power Output: Up to 30w per Channel
Face Plate Color Available: Black Anodized/Silver Aluminium
DC Input: +12v (Standard 4-Pin Connector)
DC Output: 0-12v
Changeable Display Color: Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, White
Control Channels: 4


Lamptron Black FC6

Dimentions: 5.25" bay
Power Output: Up to 20w per Channel
Face Plate Color Available: Black Anodized/Silver Aluminium
DC Input: +12v (Standard 4-Pin Connector)
DC Output: 0-12v
Changeable Display Color: Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, White
Control Channels: 4
post #26 of 31
I canceled the FC6 and pre-ordered the FC5v2 now
if they dont get it in say 1 week or so i get the FC6 instead
post #27 of 31
I Ordered the FC6 after all it took way too long waiting for new stock of Fc5v2 to arrive
today the Fc6 arrived
Now i just have to find a store in my area that sells the fan splitters.

Question
Ok I was recomended this splitter:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GELID-PWM-Y-Cabl...item25560e90d1

FC6 have 4 channels and my HAFX have 6 fans (5 are the one that came with HAF-X)

2 Fans on top
1 Sidefan
1 frontfan
1 rearfan
1 processor fan (thermaltake spinq)

so i though about conecting it like this

Channel1: 1x Frontfan
Channel2: 1x Sidefan
channel3: Conect 2 fans with a Splitter so i can controll the 2 Top fans
i guess the only way is that both fans will be controlled at the same time
so i cannot control them individually when sharing channel right?

Channel4: conect 2 fans with splitter the Rear fan and the processor fan

Please help i realy need advice on this
So the PWM splitter in the link above will work for this?
Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 4/29/11 at 6:57am
post #28 of 31
OK i unboxed the FC6 now and i am a bit worried

Is it supose to be like this:


[IMG]http://i54.tinypic.com/156eg4m.jpg[!IMG]

As the photo shows
Bends,dirt,scratches, lot of glue mark....

There was even a chip that was poorly cut out
dont have photo of it right now

Are the FC6 supose to be like that
or should i just change it

it came sealed
Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 4/30/11 at 9:51am
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Gilgamesh9 View Post
OK i unboxed the FC6 now and i am a bit worried
...

As the photo shows
Bends,dirt,scratches, lot of glue mark....

There was even a chip that was poorly cut out
dont have photo of it right now

Are the FC6 supose to be like that
or should i just change it

it came sealed
The same thing happened with my FC4 and it works fine. You can leave them like they are, as long as they wont contact any metal surfaces and create a short circuit.
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post #30 of 31
OK i talked with Lamptron the reason why is like this
is because they do every unit by hand so thats why is no perfect like we expect.
they probably put the focus in that everything work like it should and the outside design rather how everything is inside....

but the pins being bent should realy not happen not that it was not a problem i could correct.

anyway i showed lamptron the photos and they said it was fine
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