Need help in aquiering fan control panel (no matter what brand) 9 replies

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YautjaLord

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#1 11 years ago

Hi all GF members, XanLord is back & commanding you !!!!! :) Hello. Long time no see/hear/etc..., hope no one of you is angry at me, if at all. Have trouble finding any job, it takes me quiet alot of time actually - since i came back from Wacken 2009, i'm broke. :( Anyway, back to topic : have to know if there's any good fan control panel to control (doh, obviously :)) 7/maybe 8 fans in total in my system. In any order, here we go : 3 case fans (120mm front & rear, 250mm side), 2 chipset fans (NB & SB) & finally 2 (2) CPU fans (gonna buy TRUE & 2 High Speed Panaflos, 2500+RPM, 114CFM each & i know where i can find 'em both in Israel). Any good 8 fans cotrol panel will suffice, doesn't matter to me which brand. 8 fans is just somehow awkward, but still a precaution of sorts. Will appreciate your help in that matter, regardlessly. P.S. Really, apologize that it takes so much time between my posts & for not being able to participate in some threads, but do NOT worry - i'll come back !!! That's a given ! Mark my words, for all i care. :lulz: jk Thanks people. Hope to see your replies soon. Yours truly - Ashot "XanLord" Hudkovsky.




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#2 11 years ago

Get the standard 4-channel sunbeam fan controller. Its solid and cheap too.




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#3 11 years ago

If you find a cheap one but it does not have enough connections, get some splitters, two of the same case fans can be on a splitter for example.




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#4 11 years ago

First of all (this one goes to you kow) - what's up ? Are you showing in HWBot & if you do under which name ? The one you use in GF too ? Long time no see, techie dude. Back to topic (in consequence) : sunbeam - what model & year & why ? I know you won't suggest something bad, but just have to know. Last thing i want is to "misunderestimate" (:lulz: jk/G.W.Bush reference/i know sounds like bad joke) you by asking this question. noobst3R : Molex-to-3/4-pin Chassis/Power/CPU fans splitters ones you talk about ? I know this can help, though i need as less cables as possible for airflow & i'm also sick & tired with doing cable management for now. Thanx nevertheless. P.S. Gonna buy TRUE & either black or fully copper HSF's + 2 Panaflos High speed 2500RPM, 104CFM each & need to control them not just thru sliders in NVidia's CP (got 780a SLI based mobo, one of the features is ESA control in drivers for this particular mobo), but full control via fan control panel. P.P.S. Phenom II 955BE - this is what i'll be cooling in 1st place if both of you asked. From what i rad, few people @ "techPowerUp Phenom II OC'ers Club!" forums (yeah, i'm also member of this forum as well, not just GF & HWBot :)) managed to raise their 955BE samples all the way to 4095MHz on that Ultra-120 Extreme HSF !!!! Hope to hear your suggestions & answers soon. Great to see your replies nevertheless. :rock:




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YautjaLord

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#6 11 years ago

^Looks good. Especially 20Watt per chanell.

Though i've been spoiled lately - before i went to sleep, found something that has control over 45Watt per chanell then again it costs almost twice as this one. 21.xx$ or something like that. One last question - from either your own, or someone's you know experience, how is it to control 8+ fans with this one ?

Thanx regardless.




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#7 11 years ago

You can splice two fans together on one connector, or you can use an adaptor. Personally, I like to splice the fans together since its less cables I have to deal with in my case.




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#8 11 years ago

Thanx for advice. The problem that will remain is exactly what equipment to use to splice 'em, coz i don't have one @ home & also a long time passed since i did any stuff like this. At least i halfway through : got back to security stuff. :) P.S. Think @ first i'll buy TRUE (with Chill Factor 2 added to it), 2 Panaflos NMB-MAT HighSpeeds & that Sunbeam you talked about. P.P.S. Aside of Sunbeam, what other brands fan controllers can you suggest if i won't find that brand's controllers ? Akasa, Thermaltake, mCube ? Thanx nevertheless.




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#9 11 years ago

I just picked up a zalman fan controller for $15 so I'll let you know how that is in a couple days.

All you really need to splice cables is scissors, electrical tape, and thats it. But if you want to do it the right way get some heat-shrink, a soldering iron, solder, and cable sleeving.




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#10 11 years ago
kow_ciller;5177448I just picked up a zalman fan controller for $15 so I'll let you know how that is in a couple days.[/QUOTE] Allright then, looking forward to it. FYI : there are 5 or 6 of 'em, couple of which are as follow : the digital one (kick-arse looking) & the next one is with 6 switches - also facinated me.
kow_ciller;5177448All you really need to splice cables is scissors, electrical tape, and thats it.
.....not good. :) [QUOTE=kow_ciller;5177448]But if you want to do it the right way get some heat-shrink, a soldering iron, solder, and cable sleeving.

Much better. Though buying all of this stuff not facinates me, but i think i'll manage to solve that issue. Thanx. I'll let you know how it worked out when i'll get this month's salary. P.S. How is your E8400 @ 4.8GHz perform in 3DMark06 & how fast it heats up under TRUE ? Also waiting for your "review" of that Zalman fan controller you bought. Eagerly. :) Thanx.