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Cooling Fan controllers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by legoman, 10 Nov 2011.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I think my trusty Zalman ZM-MFC1 is slowly dying Ive lost the 5V function on one channel and a couple of the variable ones are becoming a bit iffy.

    Can anyone recommend a good six channel fan controller at all?
     
  2. Yeoo

    Yeoo Minimodder

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  3. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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  4. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    do not get the nzxt sentry 2 it sounds like a bloody washing machine when you program it!
     
  5. Omoobhs

    Omoobhs One giant fsb hole

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    I loved the Zalman ZM-MFC1, right up until it melted under a few Delta's.

    I went for a Lamptron FC2 then and wish I hadn't bothered. It's a great controller for stacking a few fans on each channel if that's your thing. But low level voltage is shoddy at best, my 6 Apache's fail to spin up at anything under full tilt.

    I would buy another ZM-MFC1 any day.
     
  6. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    I was always under the impression it was just the Akasa Apache fan itself that didn't work well with low voltage?
     
  7. Krony

    Krony What's a Dremel?

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    I have the FC2 and it starts up my Scythe Gt's (AP-15) at around 40% so around 750rpm and thats with 4 fans on each channel.
     
  8. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Im getting the problem with the zalman no kick starting all my large fans at low voltage, all my Lian Li 14cm fans need a nudge or whacking up full for them to spin or they just sit clicking at me.

    One thing i did forget to mention is it needs to be black to match the rest of the case. I was looking at the Phobya one or maybe this http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/casefanaccessories/kaze-master-ace-525-bk
     
  9. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Went for the Phobya one in the end from scan, very nice little unit as well. Doesn't show the red LED's but they are there and don't intrude at all. Very pleased

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  10. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Lamptron FC2
    If you want a decent quality fan controller, Lamptron are the way to go, no doubts about it.
     
  11. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Bit late george, thats a photo of the controller fitted. Thanks for the input though
     

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