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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2020, 12:14 PM - Thread Starter
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You saying "risking my system because i was a cheap ass" is the really trolling here. You are making decisions without the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. Then instead of looking at what I said with images showing them you throw a temper tantrum accusing use of trolling instead of learning from those who obviously know infinitely more than you do.
yeah okay pal. i know enough to not use anything that feeds 12v with exposed contacts in my case. that is my decision, where to you get off berating me for not liking the things you do? Im not stupid. i know what makes a good fan controller i just haven't kept up with them since the mid 2000's and for the record this is one of the reasons why i dont buy graphics card without a backplate. Exposed contacts make me nervous. I called you a troll because your arguing that a fan controller with exposed contacts is not any less safe than one without which is stupid its obvious the one with a case is infinitely safer there almost zero chance of shorting something out.

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I called you a troll because your arguing that a fan controller with exposed contacts is not any less safe than one without which is stupid its obvious the one with a case is infinitely safer there almost zero chance of shorting something out.
You see the incredible irony here with this thread starting with your plastic housed Corsair thingy frying and taking other components with it, right?

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It seems like you have an irrational fear of exposed traces, ...

What stops you from placing a few pieces of electrical tape over the inner part of the back side case cover at the place that goes over the fan controller itself ?

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Exposed traces is often (not always) actually part of the design and not jut to cheap out.

A fan-controller with 6 channels at 40W can draw up to a maximum of 20A (240W divided by 12V)
20A over a small PCB is a lot of heat, an open enclosure with exposed traces can get rid of this heat much more easy then when its all tugged away in an enclosed case.

Imagine the heat build up when you run it full tilt if it wasn't exposed and the case was closed.
They probably would need huge heatsinks then and maybe even a fan, driving up the price to.

Now imagine the back of a CPU socket without exposed traces, the board would probably meld lol.

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Lots of good explainations attempting to help, but I'm afraid it's all a waste of time. We can supply the illiterate with all kinds of knowledge but we can't force them to learn. Some are like a sponge, even a natural grown one has extremely limited brain power.
Without a doubt, the best fan controllers are aquaero. Aquaero 5, aquaero 6 (lite because it does everything other models do without 5.25" mount & front panel) and QUADRO. They have so many possible functions and features with add-ons. They best way to use them is with aquasuite using mouse, keyboard and monitor.

But they have exposed components on at least one side, so if some numb-skull drops conductive items on them while they are running they can short out, just like motherboards, RAM, GPUs, one side of SSDs & HDDs, and more.

There are thousands of computer techs working on Earth working with exposed components every day and rarely if ever shorting them out. Of course they use common sense and don't work on them while running .. and close up cases / cabinets after working on components.

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