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post #561 of 6068
I'm on the same boat but with the GTs. I'm getting to the point of just ordering the GTs and trying it out since no one here seems to be able to answer whether or not the GTs will still work with the Antec ChillControl.

With the SlipStreams I dont think you'll need to use the PCI fan controller as it should work with the Antec software since its a PWM fan.
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Plain and simple, and has been stated befor-if it is not a pwm fan they will not work, and software made to control pwm fans must have a pwm fan. So your best bet if unsure is to check with the company that makes the fan.
    
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The control will indeed not work if your fan is not PWM.
I have modified a GT AP-29 by adding the PWM control wire and changed the header to a 4 pin PWM fan header. Works like a charm!

I also wonder why you would want to control an AP-15.. it is so quiet already!
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post #565 of 6068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafale77;14356669 
The control will indeed not work if your fan is not PWM.
I have modified a GT AP-29 by adding the PWM control wire and changed the header to a 4 pin PWM fan header. Works like a charm!

I also wonder why you would want to control an AP-15.. it is so quiet already!

Hey bud,

Do you have any pictures of the process of adding the wire, quite a few people would probably like to see it done.

Side note, did you get my pm bud ????.

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post #567 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Rafale77;14356669 
The control will indeed not work if your fan is not PWM.
I have modified a GT AP-29 by adding the PWM control wire and changed the header to a 4 pin PWM fan header. Works like a charm!

I also wonder why you would want to control an AP-15.. it is so quiet already!

Thanks Rafale77.

One question though. The stock Antec fans are only 3-pin and fit into a y connector of the 920. So by adding a 4th wire wouldn't this eliminate the opportunity to use the stock connectors? Does this mean that the Antec stock fans arent really PWM since there is no 4th wire?

Please forgive my ignorance, I'm just trying to understand the issue completely.
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post #568 of 6068
You are correct. The stock fan is not PWM. The three wires are Ground, 12V power and tach. The 4th wire is the control signal for the PWM function.
That would mean that the 920 is actually regulating the stock fan using voltage.
The difference between the two is that some fans motors are not designed to be undervolted and may start making weird noises. PWM fan motors are designed to run with pulse voltage so they do not emit these noises when regulated with pulses. I never used the stock fans on my units so I never realized they were only 3 pin.
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post #569 of 6068
Very interesting. So then in theory the GTs will work. The question now is whether the motor is capable and if the voltages are the same at their max speed. I may just have to order one to find out. If it does work this would mean that at idle the GTs would probably be really quiet since the ChillControll program would have them operating at lower rpms.
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post #570 of 6068
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It is a shroud. What it does is reduce the area of the center of the fan which has no flow. It does reduce temperature a little bit depending on the fan you use. The high pressure fans will benefit more.

Cool I like the look and I think it will look good when I replace the front fan with a Red LED fan now the hunt in trying to find a good High pressure LED Fan.
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