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Fudd Rucker August 15, 2012 09:23 PM

Fan controller?
 
I am currently moving to a mini itx system in a Prodigy and purchased some decent fans for it, but they will def need a fan controller.

My issue is that I plan on using my single exposed 5.25 bay for a card reader (thats my replacement for optical drives) which would eliminate any fan controllers that would work with this case? I dont mind a bit of modding, and was hoping to be able to run it off a single dial.

Or would the 4 fan headers on the pump of my H100 suffice for controlling the speed? I would have to get a couple of extensions since 2 of the fans will be running the front intake fans, and 2 will be running in a pull config on the rad.

Forgot to mention I got 4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon Japan servo 3000rpm fans. They were on sale for a good price.

Soultribunal August 16, 2012 07:11 AM

Maybe a Pair of these mounted on the inside?

::: Zalman, leading the world of Quiet Computing Solutions :::

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sswilson August 16, 2012 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 648899)
Maybe a Pair of these mounted on the inside?

::: Zalman, leading the world of Quiet Computing Solutions :::

-ST

I found an older version of those in my tickle trunk the other day... works great!

Soultribunal August 16, 2012 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 648902)
I found an older version of those in my tickle trunk the other day... works great!


You know SS, sometimes I wonder about you......:ph34r::ph34r:



FWIW , I love Zalmans Fan Mates, I have always found a use for the ones I have.
I just bought a big roll of sticky velcro so I can keep re-using them.

-ST

sswilson August 16, 2012 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 648931)
You know SS, sometimes I wonder about you......:ph34r::ph34r:



FWIW , I love Zalmans Fan Mates, I have always found a use for the ones I have.
I just bought a big roll of sticky velcro so I can keep re-using them.

-ST

Heh... somebody's not quite old enough to catch the Mr. Dressup reference..... ;)

Soultribunal August 16, 2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 648977)
Heh... somebody's not quite old enough to catch the Mr. Dressup reference..... ;)

Oh, I am old enough mate. :)

-ST

Zer0 August 16, 2012 05:14 PM

How about use the bay for a fan controller and get an external card reader instead? It would look better IMO. :thumb:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9284282/Pic...r/DSC_2193.JPG

sswilson August 16, 2012 05:20 PM

Any chance there'll be an empty internal 5 1/4 and/or 3 1/2 bay? If so (I've suggested this here before), then why not mount the fan controller internally?

Zer0 August 16, 2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 649075)
Any chance there'll be an empty internal 5 1/4 and/or 3 1/2 bay? If so (I've suggested this here before), then why not mount the fan controller internally?


There aren't any internal 5 1/4" bays in the Prodigy but there are 5 x 3 1/2" HDD bays with sleds.

sswilson August 16, 2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Zer0 (Post 649076)
There aren't any internal 5 1/4" bays in the Prodigy but there are 5 x 3 1/2" HDD bays with sleds.

So would a 3 1/2" fan controller fit into one of those HDD bays?

I'm not sure how other folks manage their fans, but personally after fiddling with the fan settings on a new build for a week or so I'll normally pick a setting and stick with it. No reason (IMO) I can't fiddle with the case side for that week until I get the settings dialed in. :)


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