motherboards
Arctic
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Looking for a good Fan controller

  1. #1
    New Member

    Status
    ChrisC is offline

    Last Online
    31-03-2013 @ 21:46
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 8, Level: 1
    Points: 8, Level: 1
    Level completed: 15%,
    Points required for next Level: 42
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 42
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%

    Default Looking for a good Fan controller

    Hi, I have a corsair 650d case and I find the 2x200mm fans can get really audible at times. I am hoping to make my PC quieter and the first thing I want to try is turning down the speed of the fans. I picked up a NZXT fan controller but it
    was terrible and I ended up returning it. I was wondering if any of you guys could suggest a good fan controller that isn't to pricey.
    Thanks.
    -Chris

  2. #2
    Core Member

    Status
    SamCR3 is offline

    Last Online
    10-02-2019 @ 10:19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Posts
    4,222
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.6Ghz
    M/B: Asus Crosshair V Formula
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz (9-10-9-27)
    GPU: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB and Diamond HD 7970 3GB both @ 1125/1575MHz
    • SamCR3's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • NZXT Switch 810
      • PSU:
      • OCZ Fatal1ty 1000 Watt
      • Cooling:
      • XSPC RayStorm CPU Block, XSPC X20 750 Pump/Res, CoolIt 360MM Rad. w/6 x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fans (Push/Pull) and PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing; 5 x 140 MM Bitfenx Spectre Pro Red LED Fans on NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller
      • Sound:
      • SupremeFX X-Fi 2
      • Monitor:
      • 1 x Samsung SyncMaster SA350H 27 in.
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard; CM Storm Sentinel Zero-G Gaming Mouse; Logitech z523 2.1 Speaker System; Logitech 600 Desktop Microphone
    Thanks
    867
    Thanked 430 Times in 386 Posts
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Level completed: 27%,
    Points required for next Level: 731
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 731
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    What NZXT fan controller did you get and what made it terrible. I have the NZXT Sentry Mix and it is awesome. Keep in mind not all fans play nice on fan controllers. That might have been your issue.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

  3. #3
    New Member

    Status
    ChrisC is offline

    Last Online
    31-03-2013 @ 21:46
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 8, Level: 1
    Points: 8, Level: 1
    Level completed: 15%,
    Points required for next Level: 42
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 42
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    What NZXT fan controller did you get and what made it terrible. I have the NZXT Sentry Mix and it is awesome. Keep in mind not all fans play nice on fan controllers. That might have been your issue.
    I used the nzxt sentry 2 it only let me tone my fans down to 40% power. and it was still very noise at that settings.

  4. #4
    Core Member

    Status
    SamCR3 is offline

    Last Online
    10-02-2019 @ 10:19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Posts
    4,222
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.6Ghz
    M/B: Asus Crosshair V Formula
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz (9-10-9-27)
    GPU: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB and Diamond HD 7970 3GB both @ 1125/1575MHz
    • SamCR3's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • NZXT Switch 810
      • PSU:
      • OCZ Fatal1ty 1000 Watt
      • Cooling:
      • XSPC RayStorm CPU Block, XSPC X20 750 Pump/Res, CoolIt 360MM Rad. w/6 x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fans (Push/Pull) and PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing; 5 x 140 MM Bitfenx Spectre Pro Red LED Fans on NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller
      • Sound:
      • SupremeFX X-Fi 2
      • Monitor:
      • 1 x Samsung SyncMaster SA350H 27 in.
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard; CM Storm Sentinel Zero-G Gaming Mouse; Logitech z523 2.1 Speaker System; Logitech 600 Desktop Microphone
    Thanks
    867
    Thanked 430 Times in 386 Posts
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Level completed: 27%,
    Points required for next Level: 731
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 731
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    Try bitfenx spectre pro fans with a fan controller. They are fantastic. Bitfenx also make a great controller called recon.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

  5. #5
    Regular Member

    Status
    Rick44 is offline

    Last Online
    27-01-2014 @ 21:38
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    148
    CPU: Intel Core I7 2600K - 4.5Ghz.
    M/B: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
    RAM: 16 GB G. Skill Sniper
    GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4GB
    • Rick44's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Case Labs Magnum TH10
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 1200 Modular
      • Cooling:
      • 2 Koolance/XSPC watercooling loops: Koolance 380i Waterblock for CPU, XSPC Razor Waterblock for GTX 680, (2) XSPC 360 Radiators, (2) 655 pumps, Bitspower Barbs, Koolance RP-452X2.
      • Sound:
      • Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX with ACM
      • Monitor:
      • 42 In. LG Led 1920X1080p
      • OS:
      • Windows 8 - 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Corsair Vengeance K70 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Cherry Red Key Switches, Roccat KONE XTD Lazer mouse, Razer Goliathus Speed, CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset, LG BluRay Player/Burner.
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
    Points: 1,126, Level: 8
    Points: 1,126, Level: 8
    Level completed: 88%,
    Points required for next Level: 24
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    +1 for the Bitfenix Recon

    It's a 5-channel controller with a touchscreen. Looks great in my second system in my signature.
    Intel Core i7-870 2.93GHz, ASUS P7P55 WS Mobo, 8GB OCZ Ram, (2) EVGA 560ti, Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card, Cooler Master 932 HAF Case, Thermaltake G1 Mechanical Keyboard, Logitech G9X Laser Gaming Mouse, 24 Inch Samsung Monitor, and LG BluRay/DVD Player/Burner.


  6. #6
    Folding Team Leader

    Status
    grumpydaddy is offline

    Last Online
    23-03-2019 @ 20:29
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK (Plymouth)
    Posts
    3,167
    CPU: E5-26xx @2.54
    M/B: MSI X79 GD45 8d
    RAM: 16GB (2*8) G-Skill Trident X 2400 10,12,12 @1866
    GPU: sapphire hd7950
    • grumpydaddy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC90B
      • PSU:
      • PC P&C 910
      • Cooling:
      • C4 NIC
      • Sound:
      • with mb
      • Monitor:
      • dell 24inch
      • OS:
      • Win7 Ult
      • Misc:
      • CPU is an ES processor with 8 cores/16 threads
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 509 Times in 395 Posts
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Level completed: 22%,
    Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    A normal diode in series with the fan will drop around 0.6 to 0.7 of a volt so 5 in series would give you 9v at the fan if you want the speed to be permanent.

    Just need to select the right diodes for the job. If you do this then they can be hidden in sleeving.

    Alternate look at this and cheap to implement.

    Fans that run on a controller may be prone to motor noise depending on the way the controller works. I had a Lamptron which made my deltas growl at 6v but when I put 2 fans in series they were a whole lot quieter
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

  7. #7
    Regular Member

    Status
    Bob2701 is offline

    Last Online
    17-06-2018 @ 13:44
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,005
    CPU: Intel i7 4970K
    M/B: ASUS Z97 Maximus Hero
    RAM: G.Skill Trident 16gb
    GPU: Radeon R9 270 X2
    • Bob2701's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • PSU:
      • beQuiet PowerZone 1000
      • Cooling:
      • XSPC Custom Water Cooled
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS 24" 3D
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
      • Misc:
      • BitFenix Recon Fan Controller
    Thanks
    1,100
    Thanked 305 Times in 269 Posts
    Points: 11,280, Level: 32
    Points: 11,280, Level: 32
    Level completed: 5%,
    Points required for next Level: 670
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 670
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    I have the Recon and it works great. Check it out.

    BitFenix Hydra Pro and Recon Fan Controller Released!

  8. #8
    Banned

    Status
    Doctor_Death is offline

    Last Online
    25-02-2016 @ 11:04
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Punxsutawney, Pa. - USA
    Posts
    11,789
    CPU: Core i7 3930K
    M/B: ASRock X79 Extreme9
    RAM: 64GBs Kingston Beast 2133MHz
    GPU: Two EVGA GTX 690s in Quad SLI
    • Doctor_Death's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200i
      • Cooling:
      • Complete system cooled by EK Water Blocks
      • Sound:
      • Creative Sound Core 3D Audio 7.1
      • Monitor:
      • Dell U3011 30" 2560 x 1600 Res
      • OS:
      • Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Misc:
      • Asus Blu-Ray, Asus 24X DVD Burner, Max Mechanicalkeyboard / Razer Abyssus Mouse / Razer eXact Mat with wrist rest.
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 2,582 Times in 1,551 Posts
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%,
    Points required for next Level: 0
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    I have the Recon sitting here, BitFenix shipped it to me with one of their full towers to use in a build for them, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Hey Chris, do a fan controller search in our review section, we have reviewed a lot of fan controllers over the last 5 years, including the Recon, and I believe 3-4 from Lamptron, as well as many others.

  9. #9
    Core Member

    Status
    SamCR3 is offline

    Last Online
    10-02-2019 @ 10:19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Posts
    4,222
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.6Ghz
    M/B: Asus Crosshair V Formula
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz (9-10-9-27)
    GPU: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB and Diamond HD 7970 3GB both @ 1125/1575MHz
    • SamCR3's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • NZXT Switch 810
      • PSU:
      • OCZ Fatal1ty 1000 Watt
      • Cooling:
      • XSPC RayStorm CPU Block, XSPC X20 750 Pump/Res, CoolIt 360MM Rad. w/6 x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fans (Push/Pull) and PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing; 5 x 140 MM Bitfenx Spectre Pro Red LED Fans on NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller
      • Sound:
      • SupremeFX X-Fi 2
      • Monitor:
      • 1 x Samsung SyncMaster SA350H 27 in.
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard; CM Storm Sentinel Zero-G Gaming Mouse; Logitech z523 2.1 Speaker System; Logitech 600 Desktop Microphone
    Thanks
    867
    Thanked 430 Times in 386 Posts
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Points: 24,819, Level: 48
    Level completed: 27%,
    Points required for next Level: 731
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 731
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    In my experience the fans used with a controller are more important than the controller itself. You want to select fans that are designed to be undervolted. That's why I suggested the Bitfenx Spectre Pro fans. I have five of them on an NZXT Sentry Mix and it works great. No weird noises. We also reviewed the Sentry Mix and it got high marks.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

  10. #10
    Member

    Status
    Elit3 is offline

    Last Online
    18-09-2013 @ 02:36
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Bude, Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    71
    CPU: Intel i7 2700k @4.9ghz
    M/B: Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
    RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance 9-9-9-24 1600mhz
    GPU: Nvidia EVGA GTX670 2gb 1100mhz
    • Elit3's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • NZXT Phantom *AKA Stormtrooper*
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 750w
      • Cooling:
      • H70 w/ Corsair SP120 HP High performance
      • Sound:
      • Soon to be Creative Soundblaster Recon3d
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS VE247H 24 inch LED Widescreen Full HD 1080p
      • OS:
      • Window's 7 Home premium SP1
      • Misc:
      • Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Interna
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Points: 719, Level: 6
    Points: 719, Level: 6
    Level completed: 85%,
    Points required for next Level: 31
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Looking for a good Fan controller

    Nzxt Sentry LX
    Time to. *Sunglasses* Post. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. How to use a fan controller
    By thetrystero in forum Cooling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-11-2012, 12:27
  2. lcd fan controller
    By aryan51 in forum Cooling
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 17-08-2012, 15:05
  3. specs fan and controller
    By automaton in forum Cooling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-01-2012, 16:01
  4. Fan Controller
    By alan1476 in forum General Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-08-2011, 13:33
  5. Wii U and Controller Revealed
    By Lil' Dead in forum Consoles & Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 17:20

Search tags for this page

best computer fan controller
,

best fan controller

,
best fan controller 2013
,
best fan controller for pc
,
best fan controller pc
,
best fan controllers
,

best pc fan controller

,
best pc fan controller 2013
,

good fan controller

,
good fan controller 2013
,
good fan controller pc
,
good pc fan controller 2013
,
top 10 fan controllers
,
top fan controller 2013
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread