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Windows 7: Thinking of a new fan controller what would be best?

10 Apr 2014   #1
silverstormz

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Thinking of a new fan controller what would be best?

Hey guys so I'm currently using the LNA and ULNA addapters that came with my noctua fans/heat sink but they're not really cutting it for me at the moment I'd like to run my fans at the lowest possible voltage since my temps are super low as it is.

So I was wondering is there any form of fan controller that's semi low profile supports multiple fans and doesn't take up a front bezel slot?

Ideally I'd like one along them lines but I guess maybe that's a tall order so what controllers do you use/ have used and would you recommend them?




(Also if I buy a nxzt h440 it would be the first build on this forum in that case (Crazy right) or should I go for a Fractal r4 with a window? this part is kinda off topic lol just kinda wondering what you guys think)


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15 Apr 2014   #2
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverstormz View Post
So I was wondering is there any form of fan controller that's semi low profile supports multiple fans and doesn't take up a front bezel slot?
Without going for a case with a built-in controller (Graphite 600T.. nudge nudge.. ), your best bet for "low profile" is probably a 3.5" sized controller.

I'll admit, I don't have any experience with any of them, I like my black Zalman ZM-MFC1 too much to ditch it. But, Google shows quite a few threads on OverClock.net as well as a span of them on eBay. See any you like..?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverstormz View Post
(Also if I buy a nxzt h440 it would be the first build on this forum in that case (Crazy right) or should I go for a Fractal r4 with a window? this part is kinda off topic lol just kinda wondering what you guys think)
I say it's your thread, you choose the topic.

To be honest, the H440 makes the R4 look cheap to me.. It's a good solid looking case with lots of brilliant foresight in its layout. I see two dedicated SSD spaces in the case as well, which is a major plus (much easier than drive bay size adapters, I promise you).

Something to note though: if you want a fan speed controller in this one, you'd best mod one yourself... It's got none built in and no front-facing drive slots. [HardOCP pic]

The R4 is a bit more lightweight, but it also looks like it's got more flexible options for extra case space. The open-sided arrangeable drive bay configuration is a major benefit if you want some extra space water cooling (if you're going for that) or some fancy lighting.

Edit: Just a thought, but you could quite easily take something like a Kaze Q 3.5, drill 4 holes in virtually any part of a case, and attach the dials from the outside of the case. Even hidden behind a case front door if you want..
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15 Apr 2014   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Strange and very nice case that Nzxt h440, comes with a fixed fan splitter aswell, but yes no ODD front places.

There's some tiny fan controllers that are double face taped or pci slot made and could be easily hidden in the Pc Case:
NesteQ Zero 3 Fan Controller

or

Lian Li PT-FN02B Three Fan Speed Controller
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16 Apr 2014   #4
silverstormz

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Thanks guys I did a fiar bit of searching and I decided I would either buy http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFenix-20c...ix+5+volt3+pin
Or do what ZaLiTH said to do with the kaze not 100% yet but I'm probably also getting an Nzxt h440 if ebuyer ever decided to stock the damn things
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