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Looking for a good fan controller with software PWM

Well my corsair commander pro just fried and as a bonus took out 3 fans and killed one of the USB 2.0 headers on my motherboard i need a decent fan controller and im not sure where to even begin honestly. I need some help finding one with software control and has 6 fan headers on it for all of my fans i dont really care what brand honestly so long as it wont fry the last 2.0 header i got left.

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What fan headers are available on your mobo? It's possible to get just the software and control your mobo fan headers, with a couple of PWM splitters if you're using more fans than your board can handle. Argus monitor is free to try for a month.


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If budget is not an issue Aquaero is the best you can get. If you already know I don't have to explain, otherwise more info here: https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product...oducts_id=3712

I have 5 of the 6 XT, they are few years old and working pretty much 24/7, they are build too last.

Here is new one for 1/2 the price and it comes with aquasuite, which btw. is very powerful software: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-computecompo...6xt/1490904996

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Well my corsair commander pro just fried and as a bonus took out 3 fans and killed one of the USB 2.0 headers on my motherboard i need a decent fan controller and im not sure where to even begin honestly. I need some help finding one with software control and has 6 fan headers on it for all of my fans i dont really care what brand honestly so long as it wont fry the last 2.0 header i got left.
Aquaero QUADRO is lowest priced aquaero controller. All it does is PWM fans and is rated 25 watt on each of it's 4 inpendently controlled channels. Comes with same aquasuite control software as other aquaeros. Aquasuite can do almost anything but wash windows. Don't know wherfe on Earth you are so can't link to sources you can buy from, so just linked to aquaero website.
https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product...oducts_id=3773

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What fan headers are available on your mobo? It's possible to get just the software and control your mobo fan headers, with a couple of PWM splitters if you're using more fans than your board can handle. Argus monitor is free to try for a month.
some of the headers dont allow speed adjustment for some reason. I also dont have enough.

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If budget is not an issue Aquaero is the best you can get. If you already know I don't have to explain, otherwise more info here: https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product...oducts_id=3712

I have 5 of the 6 XT, they are few years old and working pretty much 24/7, they are build too last.

Here is new one for 1/2 the price and it comes with aquasuite, which btw. is very powerful software: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-computecompo...6xt/1490904996
thats pretty far out of my price range

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Aquaero QUADRO is lowest priced aquaero controller. All it does is PWM fans and is rated 25 watt on each of it's 4 inpendently controlled channels. Comes with same aquasuite control software as other aquaeros. Aquasuite can do almost anything but wash windows. Don't know wherfe on Earth you are so can't link to sources you can buy from, so just linked to aquaero website.
https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product...oducts_id=3773
I will check that out, but 4 fans isnt enough i need 6 atleast

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some of the headers dont allow speed adjustment for some reason. I also dont have enough.



thats pretty far out of my price range



I will check that out, but 4 fans isnt enough i need 6 atleast

It has 4 fan channels. If you need to combine fans to a channel use something like the Splitty9

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I will check that out, but 4 fans isnt enough i need 6 atleast
With aquaero QUADRO you can run several fans on each header. It has 4x 4-pin PWM headers each with it's own control curve. Link below link is to pdf of aquaro QUADRO user and installation manual.
https://gzhls.at/blob/ldb/9/e/a/1/27...6c72b218b6.pdf


What Shawnb99 said.
Get some simple splitter for 2-4 fans and if you need to run more from each header use the PSU power PWM splitters / hubs that can handle up to 8-10 fans each.

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Quote: Originally Posted by doyll View Post
With aquaero QUADRO you can run several fans on each header. It has 4x 4-pin PWM headers each with it's own control curve. Link below link is to pdf of aquaro QUADRO user and installation manual.
https://gzhls.at/blob/ldb/9/e/a/1/27...6c72b218b6.pdf


What Shawnb99 said.
Get some simple splitter for 2-4 fans and if you need to run more from each header use the PSU power PWM splitters / hubs that can handle up to 8-10 fans each.
I will definitely check it out then, sounds ideal for my situation.

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I will definitely check it out then, sounds ideal for my situation.
Do take note that if you have any 4 pin RGB that you were using on your commander pro and you decide to remove it, you will need also need an RGB controller, Aqua computer uses RGBpx. See link https://www.performance-pcs.com/ligh...-aq-53279.html

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Do take note that if you have any 4 pin RGB that you were using on your commander pro and you decide to remove it, you will need also need an RGB controller, Aqua computer uses RGBpx. See link https://www.performance-pcs.com/ligh...-aq-53279.html
i was using corsair's LL120's but now 3 of them are dead and they were crap anyway for airflow so ill just be using some noctua fans and some corsair SP120L's

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