Originally Posted by Maximization
Is the need to stay with 3 wire fans for sound levels. Why not just stick to 4 wire fan replacements?
Yeah you could buy a new fan with a 4 pin configuration.
But I quite like my corsair AF140 and Sp120's
Originally Posted by expresso
those are nice temps - what kind of fan do you have on that unit ?
i know everyone changes out the stock fans - but is it because they dont cool good enough or just too loud ? if too loud which every says so - cant it be controlled with the chill software -
keeping it low noise for everyday use - then full blast when pushing it ?
i am leaning on the corsair sp120 fans - and i have a idea which may or may not work -
if i use the 3 pin fans - and connect the fans to a Y cable which is PWM 4 pins - both fans to the Y cable - then the Y cable going to the Antec fan cable - but just one of the fan cables would be used - the 4 pin one - and then connect the antec cable to the CPU on board
do you think that would work the fans from the chill software ?
last option i guess is the Fan controller - which i happen to have - and have one channel free - i have all my fans on the fan controller -
if i did use the fan controller for both the fans with the Y cable - the chill software wont controller the fans - but would i still see the liquid temps on the Chill software ? just no fan activity ?
I changed fans because I wanted a lower noise.
My Sp120 quiets (@1500RPM) provide the same amount of cooling and better static pressure than the antec fans on 2500RPM, but are 10x more quieter.
As for Y split - don't know, but the antec cooler comes with a y split already, so you would just plug it into there.
As fore working - as they are 3 pin ones, they won't work fully - and will remain stuck at 1500RPM.
I was looking into fan controllers myself, but as I have a 3 pin fan configuration, all that will allow me to do is change the fan speed MANUALLY, but it won't do it on the fly (thus automatically)Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/7/13 at 6:00am