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5.25 in Fan Controller that wont fry?

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Whenever I read reviews for fan controllers on newegg it seems like there are always one or two people who have it fry on them. Is this just the nature of fan controllers? Do you simply have to hope for the best? I leave my computer on pretty much always and I don't want to buy something thats going to make me skeptical about leaving the room. Thanks.
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User error, or a bunk product from the start, I am running 2 san ace 1011's among other fan's off ONE channel on This little guy, its rated at 30A per channel, I'm stress testing one atm and am blown away by it. works great. smart feature works if you know how to turn it on in the bios.
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I have the lamptron touch running 4 ap-15's on a single channel and 3 on another with no issues
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User error, or a bunk product from the start, I am running 2 san ace 1011's among other fan's off ONE channel on This little guy, its rated at 30A per channel, I'm stress testing one atm and am blown away by it. works great. smart feature works if you know how to turn it on in the bios.
The only fan controllers that I trust are from Lamptron and Sunbeam. I too have been running 2 san ace h1011, but on a Lamptron FC5 and it has been all good.
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User error, or a bunk product from the start...
I mostly agree with this....

OTOH, buy quality, get quality. Buy junk, get junk.
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i mostly agree with this....

Otoh, buy quality, get quality. Buy junk, get junk.
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I mostly agree with this....

OTOH, buy quality, get quality. Buy junk, get junk.
Pretty much. I think sunbeam has the market nailed for the low-mid price range. There are lots of other controlers that will work wounders too. I took a slight gamble with the Rheosmart, as it has mixed review's, but I love it so far. my next runner up wasThis . Its dirt cheap, the local micro center has them at the same price. To add to all this a buddy of mine is running a few high power fans per channel, Ive seen lots of reviews supporting this aswell.
Too bad the rheosmart matched the case better lol.
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rheosmart 6 ftw
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product

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Ran mine for more than a year with 5 fans 100% and never failed. (Always have a noisy case lol)
Edited by MuzicFreq - 4/14/11 at 4:43pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product

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Ran mine for more than a year with 5 fans 100% and never failed. (Always have a noisy case lol)
That thing looks familiar.

Only downside is that it sounds like a microwave. That and that sometimes when it awakens, all fans are set to 50%.
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