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PWN fan hub for max control of 7 fans?

Hey all,

I have 7 PWM fans I would like to connect to a single hub so they are all controlled by one fan header on the mobo.

I have ordered the Thermaltake FP -10 Commander which looks like it will do what I want.

I've seen some reviews saying the fans aren't all controlled properly but majority I've seen say it's great.

I'm using 6 QL120 Corsair fans and 1 noctua fan. I know the commander pro is there but it's a lot more expensive than the Thermaltake.

Anyone have experience with the Thermaltake or any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Thermaltake is crap. Get something like a Splitty9 and Quadro from Aquacomputer.

1000 times better.

Thermaltake is a rip-off company and should never be given any money

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if you want to control each fan individually then there is no way around the commander pro, only reason why i got that one for 60 bucks... if one input rpm is all thats needed then go with what is the cheapest with reasonably good reviews.
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Hey all,

I have 7 PWM fans I would like to connect to a single hub so they are all controlled by one fan header on the mobo.

I have ordered the Thermaltake FP -10 Commander which looks like it will do what I want.

I've seen some reviews saying the fans aren't all controlled properly but majority I've seen say it's great.

I'm using 6 QL120 Corsair fans and 1 noctua fan. I know the commander pro is there but it's a lot more expensive than the Thermaltake.

Anyone have experience with the Thermaltake or any suggestions?

Thanks.
That is just a fan hub, I think what you are looking for is a fan controller, all of which cost money. Honestly, I would buy 3x 4 pin fan splitters, run it to your mobo and use AI suite to control it if you are on a budget. 10$ and I use 3 of them. https://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Comp...7375582&sr=8-4

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NVM, looked at your mobo, you only have 1 4 pin fan header on your board. Maybe a 4 pin to 3 pin splitter. I don't think there is any way around a fan controller if you want PWM.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Shawnb99 View Post
Thermaltake is crap. Get something like a Splitty9 and Quadro from Aquacomputer.

1000 times better.

Thermaltake is a rip-off company and should never be given any money
Those splitters you suggested have the headers all on top meaning the cables will need more space for clearance. If they were on the side, I'd consider them.

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if you want to control each fan individually then there is no way around the commander pro, only reason why i got that one for 60 bucks... if one input rpm is all thats needed then go with what is the cheapest with reasonably good reviews.
Yeah, the commander pro is tempting, although I don't know if I can warrant spending that money purely for more control of the fans. Maybe a future purchase for me.

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NVM, looked at your mobo, you only have 1 4 pin fan header on your board. Maybe a 4 pin to 3 pin splitter. I don't think there is any way around a fan controller if you want PWM.
I'm not using them in my current build. The motherboard I will be using would is the MSI x570 Unify.

I could use splitters. Definitely an option.

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I agree with what Shawnb99 said about Thermalfake.


If it's okay to control all on same temp to rpm curve a PWM splitter hub is easiest and cheapest way to do it. PWM splitter hubs use 12v power from PSU and PWM signal from motherboard PWM fan header. Plug PWM splitter hub into CPU fan header because it's our only PWM fan header. All PWM fans plugged into splitter hub will use that PWM signal so all run on same temp to speed curve. Your 6x Corsair 1500rpm fans will all cycle at same speed while NF-P12 on NH-U12P 1300rpm will be running a little slower because it's 200rpm slower top speed (assuming Corsair and Noctua have similar % PWM signal to rpm curves, and they probably do). Below links are to just a few of the PWM splitter hubs out there.
http://www.xs-pc.com/discontinued-2/...b-sata-powered
https://www.silverstonetek.com/produ...id=526&area=en
https://www.newegg.com/black-riitop-...1W7-00AZ-00004
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Any of the units @doyll suggested would do the job excepting the ModDIY piece, which draws all power from the MB header.

I just looked at the specs on these lights "fans". More Corsair comedy gold - "Flow Type: Static Pressure".

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
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Quote: Originally Posted by doyll View Post
I agree with what Shawnb99 said about Thermalfake.


If it's okay to control all on same temp to rpm curve a PWM splitter hub is easiest and cheapest way to do it. PWM splitter hubs use 12v power from PSU and PWM signal from motherboard PWM fan header. Plug PWM splitter hub into CPU fan header because it's our only PWM fan header. All PWM fans plugged into splitter hub will use that PWM signal so all run on same temp to speed curve. Your 6x Corsair 1500rpm fans will all cycle at same speed while NF-P12 on NH-U12P 1300rpm will be running a little slower because it's 200rpm slower top speed (assuming Corsair and Noctua have similar % PWM signal to rpm curves, and they probably do). Below links are to just a few of the PWM splitter hubs out there.
http://www.xs-pc.com/discontinued-2/...b-sata-powered
https://www.silverstonetek.com/produ...id=526&area=en
https://www.newegg.com/black-riitop-...1W7-00AZ-00004
https://www.moddiy.com/products/Inte...-Splitter.html
Thanks. There's nothing available here in the UK atm. I can only seem to get the Thermaltake or Commander Pro. I would grab the Silverstone but can't find it anywhere.

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Any of the units @doyll suggested would do the job excepting the ModDIY piece, which draws all power from the MB header.

I just looked at the specs on these lights "fans". More Corsair comedy gold - "Flow Type: Static Pressure".
haha, yeah, just couldn't resist.

I'm tempted to just give the Thermaltake a go as it's the only one I can get... or I'll just use splitters.

Are 3 fans for one pwm header generally ok? I've seen 1amp is generally what a header can handle. These fans are 0.3amps each so in theory it should work. I may just do 2 fans per header for safety.

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Thanks. There's nothing available here in the UK atm. I can only seem to get the Thermaltake or Commander Pro. I would grab the Silverstone but can't find it anywhere.



haha, yeah, just couldn't resist.

I'm tempted to just give the Thermaltake a go as it's the only one I can get... or I'll just use splitters.

Are 3 fans for one pwm header generally ok? I've seen 1amp is generally what a header can handle. These fans are 0.3amps each so in theory it should work. I may just do 2 fans per header for safety.
Yes, 3 per header is fine. And if you do decide to Commander Pro, it's great, it's not Aquasuite, but it's good. Be aware that without their products, it's does usually won't work (Iv'e tried without an AIO)

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