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    Standalone fan controller

    I'm looking at getting a fan controller that's simple for my rear exhaust fan. Ideally it'd be a PCI job as is just neater then.

    Any suggestions or reccomendations on what to use? Ideally want something cheap (under £5) for what it is.

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Quick search found this one:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asete...otherboard-Kit

    Used it before, does the job, about a fiver

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Yeah I've used that before as well. It doesn't use the slot either

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    google around a bit and you can pick one up for about £3.50, although not from any shops I've heard of before There' also the Zalman Fanmate 2 which *genuinely* doesn't use up a PCI slot (although you would need to open your case if you wanted to adjust the fan speed at all...)

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Ahh yea, that's what I meant The caseslot not the slot itself. Hmm, may get one of them then if they do the job Are there any others that are good or are they all pretty much the same?

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    google around a bit and you can pick one up for about £3.50, although not from any shops I've heard of before There' also the Zalman Fanmate 2 which *genuinely* doesn't use up a PCI slot (although you would need to open your case if you wanted to adjust the fan speed at all...)
    Yeah, I saw that and I could have it outside the case as there's a PCI metal slot missing so can just thread it through that

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Hi, if no rush:-

    http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx...n%20controller

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5986

    Bought a couple of above, cheap & well made.
    For me been a week & half or so to receive items.


    Cheers BOB


    ps you can take apart & use just controller/ knob etc, wherever you want.
    Last edited by bibio; 05-09-2010 at 01:04 PM.

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Quote Originally Posted by bibio View Post
    Hi, if no rush:-

    http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx...n%20controller

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5986

    Bought a couple of above, cheap & well made.
    For me been a week & half or so to receive items.


    Cheers BOB
    Were they free shipping to UK?

    Haha, awesome CAT but a bit...uncessary for my needs

    Still want one.

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Ordering off amazon as then it's cheaper overall (with scan it doesn't qualitfy for free postage). Is the Zalman I'm going for.
    Last edited by AdamAnubis; 06-09-2010 at 11:42 AM.

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    Re: Standalone fan controller

    Hi, just for info, yeh if you look free shipping. Lots use them(so like anything else, you see odd prob), bought a fair few things, never had a prob. You do have to consider price/ warranty & little bit of waiting time(not been bad for me, check stock thou). Few times i prob had to communicate with them, that was good as well. Lots of the time, price diff to buying from UK, warranty hasn't concerned me. There OK thou with probs, but shipping etc could be a slight prob.


    Cheers BOB

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