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Hey, does anyone have any experience mounting a 3.5 in fan controller in the hdd cage of a haf 912? Would this work? I don't have any room on the outside (dvd, card reader, rasa pump/res) and was wondering if I could get a fan controller and mount it in one of the hard drive slots.
    
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Get one of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product
It's external
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Hey, does anyone have any experience mounting a 3.5 in fan controller in the hdd cage of a haf 912? Would this work? I don't have any room on the outside (dvd, card reader, rasa pump/res) and was wondering if I could get a fan controller and mount it in one of the hard drive slots.
I do not have experience with a HAF912 but I cannot think of any reason why a 3.5'' fan controller could not work in the HDD cage. The width and screw holes of any 3.5'' device should work in any 3.5'' HDD bay. The only concern is that the knobs of a fan controller might hit the case's side panel.

Judging from the pic below, I think there is ample space (red arrow in pic) to accommodate the height of the knobs.

Scythe Kaze Q:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

Sunbeam Rheosmart 3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-074-_-Product
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Thanks, my only concern is that the haf series uses a nifty little hdd mounting system. I guess I could use double sided tape or something to stick it to the bottom.

Also, if I get one of those I can hook up a fan with the 3 pin and then daisy chain off of it, correct? I have 8 fans to hook up at 3.6 watts per fan.
Edited by Secretninja - 4/16/11 at 9:07pm
    
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Thanks, my only concern is that the haf series uses a nifty little hdd mounting system. I guess I could use double sided tape or something to stick it to the bottom.

Also, if I get one of those I can hook up a fan with the 3 pin and then daisy chain off of it, correct? I have 8 fans to hook up at 3.6 watts per fan.
The mounting of a 3.25'' HDD into the cage ofHAF 912 involves putting 2 mounting clips to each side of a HDD. Each mounting clip has two screw/pins. See pic 1 below.

On each side of a 3.25'' fan controller, there should also be two screw/pin holes, matching the position of the said clips. See pic 2 for Scythe Kaze Q and pic 3 for Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 (which appears to missing the front holes but you can just as easy to use a double-sided tape to secure it in place).

Each fan channel has a wattage limit.
The Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 is rated at 30W per channel (for 3 channels). Theoretically, you can hook all eight fans to one single channel! (3.6W per fans x 8 fans = 28.8W). But it would be wise to distribute the 8 fans among the channels, just to be safe and to have a wider variety of control combination.

And, the Scythe Kaze Q has a rating of 12W per channel (for 4 channels).

Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 review:
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/04/...m-rheosmart-3/


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