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    Which fan controller should I buy?

    Hi Guys, I am after a new Fan controller for my PC. I have seen a couple on the market including the Thermaltake Hardcano and the Coolermaster Aerogate.

    I only need to control 3 fans and would like manual control over the fans in addition to an 'Auto' mode. Has anyone got any recommendations?

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    i used to use a sunbeam rhebus fan controller and it worked great, sits in a 5.25" bay and can control 4 fans from 0-100%. it does have rather bright LEDs on the front but you can push them back into the actual housing to make them dimmer if you wish.

    when you say auto, do you mean something that will change the speed of your fans depending on the temperature? afaik the only thing to do that is the Tbalancer usb fan controller, but ive tried one and i think its just easier to use a manual one.

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    Thanks idimmu, I did mean it will change the speed of fans depending on temperatures for [Auto].

    Does anyone own the Akasa Fan controller, could they recommend it?

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    I do own one (the Pro version).
    However I am not an expert to comment much about it.
    There was a review of this product on these pages which is worth checking.

    I went for its look (it nicely matches the CM Stacker case) rather than
    for its functionality however there is nothing wrong with what it can do.
    Pls, remember :
    - you end up with lots of tiny cables (to connect all fans and sensors),
    - you need to decide for yourself where to place sensors (if at all) as
    there is, effectively, no guidance provided,
    - the fan connectors are four wire ones so make sure that you know
    how to connect the existing fans to this unit (I had to replace the fans)

    Good luck.

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    The Nexus Vantec is one of the best fan controllers out there. Check it out. Comes cheap and does the job great.

    Alternatively if you were looking for something a lot more advanced (and expensive) then check out the TBalancer. This is strapped inside your case, and works through windows, but does offer the best fan control out there.

    If I were you I'd get a Nexus Vantec and pocket £45 though.

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    http://www.cpemma.co.uk/

    I dont see the point in paying £30 for a peice of plastic and a circuit which only cost 50p to make.... only to make your pc more like a chav car..

    Ebuyer have some cheap fan controlers aswell...

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