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    Fan controllers

    I'm in the market for a fan controller but there seems to be quite a range to choose from so I thought I'd check out people's opinions here. Basically I'm looking for one that will fit in a 5.25" bay that control 5 fans (4 isn't too bad, 5 is most preferable. That's 3 on the radiator and 2 case fans.) Budget is about £25, better is less but I would like it to at least look half way presentable! I had my eye on the NZXT Sentry over at Chilled PC and Scan has them too but they're out of stock. I've fired off an email asking when they'll be back, but in the mean time are there any preferences amongst other Hexites?

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I personally like the scythe ones, they work well as well

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    Re: Fan controllers

    Depends on the fans you want to use really

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    Re: Fan controllers

    The important ones are Yate Loons and all have the 3 pin little plug thing.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    For a manual fan controller I'd look at the Zalman ZM-MFC1
    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...productid=4149
    Or Scythe Kaze Master
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scyth...ntroller-Black

    For a controller that also has automatic control I'd look at the NZXT Sentry 2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NZXT-...Controller-525
    Or
    Aerocool EN55338 Touch 1000 (while it can controll 4 fans and monitor 4 temps, I'm not sure if it can auto adjust fans)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Aeroc...pin-connectors

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    Re: Fan controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    For a manual fan controller I'd look at the Zalman ZM-MFC1
    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...productid=4149
    That one looks ideal, and it also happens to be the cheapest

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    Re: Fan controllers

    Bad post. Sorry
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    Re: Fan controllers

    Duplicate post. Sorry
    Last edited by piggin23; 30-01-2010 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I have the Zalman ZM-MFC1 running 16 fans (10 of these are YateLoons) without any problems.
    Very good controller. Runs blue when you are at low rpm and changes red when increased.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I have a Zalman ZM-MFC1 as well it's a nice unit.

    Although it costs more the Scythe one also has 4 temp monitors, they are all displayed on an LCD screen

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I have the Zalman ZM-MFC1, works very well.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I've had a Zalman ZM-MFC1, and it worked very well with 8 fans running from 3pin splitters.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    I use the nzxt sentry 2, really happy with it. Can be used either manual or auto, controls up to 5 fans, and a rather handy feature is being able to turn the display off.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    I use the nzxt sentry 2, really happy with it. Can be used either manual or auto, controls up to 5 fans, and a rather handy feature is being able to turn the display off.
    When you say it runs auto, does it auto adjust the speed of the fans depending on the temperature of the relative sensor?

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    EDIT: Seems I posted in the wrong thread - sorry!

    Guess I'll say something topic related, that Sentry 2 really looks lovely though!
    Last edited by Ulti; 31-01-2010 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: Fan controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    When you say it runs auto, does it auto adjust the speed of the fans depending on the temperature of the relative sensor?
    Yepp

    http://www.nzxt.com/products/sentry_2/

    the instructions that came with my one were crap, but there is a good review / guide here
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_sentry2/

    And I havent ever seen scan having these in stock, I ended up getting one from another supplier.

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