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    Fan controllers

    The fans in my case are too noisey so i was maybe thinking of a fan controller to shut them up a bit or maybe turn them off when not gaming.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap decent one not more than £15?

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    I used the following fan controller, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=385913.

    It costs £8.67, controls 3 fans and has two usb ports. I've been really impressed with this fan controller. Good luck.

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    Thanx for that, i will check it out.

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    I'm not sure if you can turn off fans with the Akasa controller.

    You can turn off fans with a Sunbeam Rheobus. One of the best controllers around IMO. Google for UK availability.

    You may be able to get it for around 15 if you import from the US - www.jab-tech.com.

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    Sunbeam Rheobus is the only way tbh. Top class unit.

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    Ebuyer had a cheapo for a fiver

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    here we go Coolermaster Aerogate

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124870/rb/26692859471

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    Funny how they list "energy conservation" as a benefit of the coolermaster, like a couple of watts on the fans makes any difference compared to the hundreds of watts on an overclocked cpu or high end graphics card.

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    if the fans are old then dust may have worked its way into the motor and formed a paste with the grease. You could maybe get quieter fans?

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    First of all, I would never turn fans off completely and second, I vote the Akasa, as I have now successfully used it in my main PC (MSI7025/AMD 64 3200+) and HTPC (Asus A8V/AMD 64 3200+) both with the Arctic Freezer 64 Pro. Got all fans running at about 1000rpm and no noise...

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    g8ina are you using the akasa to control the ac freezer 64 pro?

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    Yep, just took a fly wire off for the speed sensor, no probs... CPU at max is only 45 C or so in the HTPC and 48C in the main system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DW]Cougho View Post
    Sunbeam Rheobus is the only way tbh. Top class unit.
    I recently got this fan controller and it is excellent, controls 4 fans and allows you to turn them off totally if you like. I got the black one but the only problem is you cannot see the dial on the nob to see whether it is switched on or not, as I removed the LED's cos theyre so bright.

    I used small strips of white stickers for the dials, but other than that it is an excellent fan controller.

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    Ok gonna check out some reviews on all of them, i just want to stick two 120mm fans, northbridge fan and my arctic freezer 64 pro on it.
    Last edited by spiral out; 05-04-2007 at 06:39 PM.

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