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Scythe Kaze Master Ace 3 14.29%
NZXT Sentry LX 2 9.52%
Zalman ZM-MFC3 8 38.10%
Other 8 38.10%
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Old August 20, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Sunbeam Rheobus is also a great one and they are powerfull. Also take a look at the little bro the standard rheobus.
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^I thought about the Rhoebus Extreme but am not sure if the knobs will interfere with the drivebay door of the Raven. Will look into it. Thanks.
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Old August 20, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Sunbeam Rheobus is also a great one and they are powerfull. Also take a look at the little bro the standard rheobus.
+1 if it fits your case. Powerful, neat, cheap, efficient.

The LEDS are way too bright, but can be fixed easily. If you like lights inside your case, your can bend em back into the case and it makes it all shiny
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+1 if it fits your case. Powerful, neat, cheap, efficient.

The LEDS are way too bright, but can be fixed easily. If you like lights inside your case, your can bend em back into the case and it makes it all shiny

I just open mine and cut the led because I hate them. Everything can be unmount fast and cut in a heartbeat.

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don't have to cut the leds just pull em out.

2nd Zalman fan controllers are imho garbage as they add a ton of extra wiring to your case that really isn't needed.
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don't have to cut the leds just pull em out.

2nd Zalman fan controllers are imho garbage as they add a ton of extra wiring to your case that really isn't needed.
Not sure what you are talking about ? It's not rocket science to install a fan controller and if you are moderately inclined relatively easy to maintain a descent level of organization.

Here is my last build, contains a Zalman MFC-2 as well as a card reader all wired in their entirety, not to mention in a smaller Antec 300 case.


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Nice & clean, traitoR. Can you come over and cable my case? :)

How do you like the MFC2?
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Nice & clean, traitoR. Can you come over and cable my case? :)

How do you like the MFC2?
It's not that hard to cable a clean case, a little forward looking thought, some mockup as well as taking your time and putting in an effort to conceal things is all it takes.

Personally i like the Zalman controller, i only run 3 fans off it, all intake, the exhaust fans are tri-cools locked at med, it's easy enough to adjust fan speed, the view angles are the biggest complaint you will see, although the display has dimmed since i got it and has become easier to discern, it was quite bright initially.

I admit the cool factor played a part in my purchase I like pretty lights and the power monitoring ... Still i've never had a problem with the fan portion or temp probes.
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I ended up buying the MFC3 today. Hopefully will get set up today or very soon when I get a chance. Just need to find good tutorials on placing the thermal sensors, especially the CPU. I'm leery of sandwiching a sensor b/w the CPU and fan cooler.
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I'm leery of sandwiching a sensor b/w the CPU and fan cooler.
And you should be, very bad idea IMO.

I'd try and put it on the side of the cpu if possible.
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