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Old May 11, 2019, 07:13 PM
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So, I have 10 fans in my 800D case. I'm currently running them daisy chained into the 4 channels my mobo has. I'm looking ahead to my next rebuild where I will also have a very large case so I can water cool again. So, I am looking for a PWM fan controller that can handle at least 10 fans and maybe up to 12 when I get my next case (likely 1000D). I'd like to be able to control each fan on CPU temps so a UI of some sort is needed rather than just buttons or dials.


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Old May 11, 2019, 08:06 PM
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Looks like 10 is the max number of ports I can find on Amazon.
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Old May 11, 2019, 08:27 PM
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Use the commander pro that comes with the case & a second one giving you a total of 12 controllable fans
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Old May 11, 2019, 09:00 PM
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I spent $20 on a used 6 channel fan controller, 30W per channel, if you don't mind a 5.25 bay device. Combine that with 3-to-1 splitters, and I run 3 fans per channel. Another option, IF you have PWM fans, is to get a few SATA-powered PWM hubs. I have a few of those, they run 8 fans each and cost less than $20, but can't be daisy chained. But you could run one hub off your CPU header and another off the CPU_OPT header, and control up to 16 fans with PWM.
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Old May 11, 2019, 09:25 PM
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I spent $20 on a used 6 channel fan controller, 30W per channel, if you don't mind a 5.25 bay device. Combine that with 3-to-1 splitters, and I run 3 fans per channel. Another option, IF you have PWM fans, is to get a few SATA-powered PWM hubs. I have a few of those, they run 8 fans each and cost less than $20, but can't be daisy chained. But you could run one hub off your CPU header and another off the CPU_OPT header, and control up to 16 fans with PWM.
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Yeah I agree.....been running 16 Fans in my Custom Loop (900D) off a Lamptron 4 Channel 50W / Channel Controller for 5 yrs......I really like controlling my Fans manually (not relying on Software).....a few splitters and 4 Fans per Channel.....


....The only thing plugged into any of my MOBO Headers is my pump....and a couple of RGB's....
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Old May 13, 2019, 02:07 AM
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Do you need independent control of each fan? If not, or if you're good with control of groups of fans, you can:

-Use a couple of powered fan splitters like the Swiftech 8-way PWM splitter.
-Use a couple of passive splitters to distribute the load between 3-4 Mobo fan headers. Your mobo may or may not allow for independent control of each header. (# headers required depends on the amp draw of your fans and rating of your headers).
-Use a couple of passive splitters, but provide the power from a fan controller to take that load off of your mobo.

I researched these types of products a ton before building my current dual loop system in January and went with a bit more of an extreme route. 18 fans split into 5 zones (2x case, GPU rads - only 2x fans spinning at idle, GPU rads - remaining 6x fans at load, CPU rads - only 2x fans spinning at idle, CPU rads - remaining 6x fans at load) and 2x D5 pumps and wanted independent control of all 7 "groups" to optimize performance/noise. I ended up going with an Aquaero 6LT + Aquaero Quadro + passive splitters and it works great! There's no kill like overkill.
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Iv bought 3 of these since my rig is a monster I have 2 commanders and 1 of these.
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