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Old April 27, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Just bought a NZXT sentry to quieten down my case fans. Works great so far, but it wont read my antec spot cool (noisest fan in my case, even on low).

Is there any way to bypass antec's tri-cool system and control the fanspeed from my sentry? The spot cool really won't fit anywhere to cool anything meaningful, so right now its more or less for looks.

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Old April 27, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Those spot fans are junk!

If you need one in your case then you need to re-think your case air flow setup.
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Old April 27, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Tru, it might be decent for nb cooling, but it wont fit between my gpu and true.

Another option I wouldn't mind doing is disconnecting the fan, all im using it for is to shine a bit of light in my case (don't want cathodes).
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Just bought a NZXT sentry to quieten down my case fans. Works great so far, but it wont read my antec spot cool (noisest fan in my case, even on low).

Is there any way to bypass antec's tri-cool system and control the fanspeed from my sentry? The spot cool really won't fit anywhere to cool anything meaningful, so right now its more or less for looks.

Thanks.

The Reason it Won't Read it is because the Antec Spot Cool has A Build in Voltage Regulator inside of it already. The Sentry is designed to control the ones that are Unregulated much the same way the MB headers do when you plug Fans in there, they vary the voltage to control the speed.
You would have to do some extensive hotwire on that unit in order to get it working with a sentry.

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Easy solution = Put the Spotcool on MAX. When its on max its not regulated at all, and uses the full 12v input to power the fan. However, this also means that the Sentry should be able to vary the input voltage lower than 12v and also receive proper RPM readings. I've done this before, so I know it works. Good luck!
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Easy solution = Put the Spotcool on MAX. When its on max its not regulated at all, and uses the full 12v input to power the fan. However, this also means that the Sentry should be able to vary the input voltage lower than 12v and also receive proper RPM readings. I've done this before, so I know it works. Good luck!

Good To know CM, as I had never personally attempted that Before, I didn't want to guess that it would work that way.

Thanks for the Info!!!

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Easy solution = Put the Spotcool on MAX. When its on max its not regulated at all, and uses the full 12v input to power the fan. However, this also means that the Sentry should be able to vary the input voltage lower than 12v and also receive proper RPM readings. I've done this before, so I know it works. Good luck!
Beat me too it CM.
Thats what I did when I had my spotcool in using the sentry.
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Cool, thanks guys!
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