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Old January 11, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I'm using a 600T case and I'll have a total of 10 120mm fans in it. What options do I have if I need a fan controller? The catch is that I don't want to use anything that would show up on the front of my case. I'm trying to keep it slick looking, with no cd/dvd drive or anything. If it makes a difference, support for at least 6 fans would be good enough. I don't mind using the 600T built in fan controller for 4 of the fans, which is the maxiumum it supports.

I assume that if I get a bunch of splitters and use them with the 600t integrated fan controller, the voltage would be split between the fans? I actually don't mind that, because I want to undervolt all my fans anyway. Something tells me that this isn't a good idea though.
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Old January 11, 2012, 07:49 PM
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What about a standard 5 1/4 bay controller mounted internally? (or a 3 1/2" if your HDD bays will accept one?)
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Old January 11, 2012, 07:55 PM
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What about something like this:
Alphacool Heatmaster II Products Model: 26153 [26153] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

I thought there was a just fan one without the pump options out there but cant find a link right now.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:00 PM
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What about a standard 5 1/4 bay controller mounted internally? (or a 3 1/2" if your HDD bays will accept one?)
That's a good idea. I might do that.

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What about something like this:
Alphacool Heatmaster II Products Model: 26153 [26153] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

I thought there was a just fan one without the pump options out there but cant find a link right now.
Now why is this so expensive? I really like this type of solution though.

I would like to spend as less as possible. :\
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:25 PM
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NZXT Sentry Lxe High Performance External Touchscreen Fan Controller Black - NZXT - SENLXE-001
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I have had a chance to use this unit and I cant recommend it, the touch is garbage, nice concept but got pulled and put in storage after 1 week.

As for why the unit is so much really it is a 30w per channel 6 fan connector with pump control and monitoring, I can see why it is that price. Would I pay that ? Doubtful but I can see why it isnt cheap.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
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You could use an Aquaero LT w/ the mounts for it. Both will run about $100 though. But it sure is awesome.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:42 PM
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You could use an Aquaero LT w/ the mounts for it. Both will run about $100 though. But it sure is awesome.
Would love to have that. It really does seem awesome, but I just don't have the money.


Scythe Kaze Q12 12-Channel Fan Controller, Black at Memory Express
Scythe Kaze Q8 8-Channel Fan Controller at Memory Express

These seem pretty nice and simple. The Q8 one is mountable on hard drive bays, which would be perfect for me.
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Can you mount it recessed in the case and then pop out that drives cover? Depending on the case might be easier than a internal mount that you would have to pull the side off. Just a idea.
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Do you need variable control? If not: Fractal Design PCI-MOUNTED Fan Power Splitter - Converts One 4PIN Molex to 16 Connectors - Fractal Design - 5321185

If you do, I believe Sunbeam made a PCI mounted controller that could handle a ton of power on 2 channels. You could probably run a large amount of fans off one channel.
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