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Windows 7: Fan Speed Controller

01 Dec 2010   #1
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 
Fan Speed Controller

My Antec 300 case came with 2 case fans that have a switch H M L switch on them... and it is kind of a pain in the ass to open the case to switch the fan speeds. I usually keep them on low for noise reduction, but during gaming or other heat intense work id like them to ramp up a bit to keep the temps down.

does anyone have a good fan speed controller that will control 4-5 fans? i was reading about some of them and some can auto control the speed of the fans, which would be ideal

i just dont know much about them and was wondering if anyone here did

thanks


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01 Dec 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've got the same case, and my fans are always on low, with no problems, even with marathon gaming sessions on my 33% overclocked cpu.

i'm not sure if a fan-speed controller would work with those switchable antec fans - you may need to replace them with more standard fans...would a controller be able to override the switch settings?

(as a side point, the case is actually a 'three hundred' and not a '300' - but only observant pedants like me would notice or care...)
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01 Dec 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If it would work you would have to set the switches on high and regulate them from there.

Low and medium are probably resistors in line or built in to fan board inside the fan hub.
High is probably full 12v so you would be regulating the 12v like a normal single speed fan.
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01 Dec 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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01 Dec 2010   #5
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

yeah to regulate the speed with a controller you set the fans to H (12V) and use the controller to ramp down the voltage accordingly

i guess i really dont have any problems with temperatures.. it probably isint necessary... i just wanted to explore the option
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01 Dec 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ZALMAN ZM-MFC1 Fan monitor with speed switch

6-channel fan controller for 5.25"bay; Universal DC fan controller; Easy fan speed check with color/intensity-changing LED-lights; 3-pin extension cable for convenient installation - for use when the fan's wire length is too short to reach the controller. Zalman Multi Speed Fan Controller - ZM-MFC1 Plus at Xoxide!


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01 Dec 2010   #7
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

yeah ive seen all of these.. i was wondering if anyone has used any of them and looking for some practical experience / reviews of these products
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01 Dec 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is what I use and it's been perfect. The holes in the side didn't allow the tool less installation but I just used screws.Ultra ULT40123 MD3 Media Dashboard, Ultra 2GB Secure Digital Card, Bundle at TigerDirect
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01 Dec 2010   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
yeah ive seen all of these.. i was wondering if anyone has used any of them and looking for some practical experience / reviews of these products
they work ok easy to set up and you can tell what speed your fans are by the different led colour. they regulate the fans perfect worth the money

here are some reviews http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/z...-black-reviews
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02 Dec 2010   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have used this one on my old Antec case with the same fans you have. I set the switches on high and the controller varies the voltage to control the speed.

Newegg.com - NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller

Jim
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