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    Question Fan controller and fans

    I bought 7 Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-30 for my new build. And after installing and testing 6 of them today the noise was really loud.

    So Im looking for a fan controller to handle the noise. I found the Kaze Q8 8-Channel Fan Controller .

    Info about the fancontroller:
    Voltage Range: 5 V (±10%) - 12 V (±10%)

    Output Ampere: max. 1 Ampere

    Info about the fans:
    Rated Voltage: 12V
    Starting Current: 1.35A
    Rated Current: 0.56A


    So my question is simple, will this work with the fans?

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    Default Re: Fan controller and fans

    In a word yes, as will any fan controller.

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    Thanks

    I was worried that the Starting Amp of each fan is 0.35 than the max amp of the controller, thinking the fans wont start up....

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    Default Re: Fan controller and fans

    I personally like the sunbeamtech rheosmart 6 fan controller and anything from lamptron is nice as well.

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    Default Re: Fan controller and fans

    If that 1 amp rating is per channel then provided you start the fans at full speed you might get away with it . The greatest strain on a controller is when it is reducing the speed to around half.

    Prior to buying try running these at 5v (you can get this from a molex) or 7v (same on some psu's between the 5v and 12v)

    If you think you might run these all at the same speed consider a rheostat instead
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    Six Gentle Typhoons? I wholeheartedly recommend the Aquaero 5.0 fan controller, with the optional waterblock.

    You can't go wrong.

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    I bought this for like $15 dollars off ebay.



    On my rig;


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    Default Re: Fan controller and fans

    @grumpydaddy: Thanks for the reply, but I want to controll the fans by themselves

    @Earthmonger: I've looked at those setups before, but it cost abit too much for my taste, and it only controlls 4 fans.

    @Lil' ˝ Dead: I found something similar in a onlineshop in Norway.

    http://www.nesteq.net/gb/products/fa...llers/maxzero/

    Gonna go for this one as it has 8 channels, just hope it's a quality product.


    Thanks for all the replies, always an answer a short time after posting here.

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    With the optional WaCo block, the Aquaero 5.0 can dish out like a bajillion watts. That post was a joke though. It's like using a house to hit a nail.

    For simple fan control, I prefer a Scythe KazeQ, mounted discretely. Cheap and efficient. Do you really need to control all six fans independently?

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    I ordered alot from techbay the last month, drove down to his storage last saturday to pick up some parts. Thats where i found the fan controller I orderd too.

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    That's pretty cool.

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    Does anyone here have any experience with the Aquaero?
    I know im crazy here, but the fancontroller I bought is not good (for my needs) and its not black but has a mirror finish.

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    We have a review that should be published this week with 3 fan controllers from Lamptron, once that review has been published they will be sending their latest controller to Pure OC for review.

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    Thanks for the info, I will look for that review, as I'm not about to cash out for another fan controller im not happy with.
    Can't afford the Aquaero until my next paycheck, so I have two weeks for research...

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    I didn't know Scythe made any in silver.

    Unless you're watercooling, the Aquaero is serious overkill.

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    Ordered this one just now, my roommate is going mental over the noise.

    Lamptron FC-8

    I'll let you know how this one works out

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