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Which fan controller?

donkon

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Looking for a 1x 5.25 sized one. Was going to get this:

Scythe Kaze Master

Untill i read some reviews where people where saying it breaks often and so on. I need a controller for my rad fans.
 

Soultribunal

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Sunbeam Reobus, is your best bet.
The reason Fan Controllers break so often is because people put high wattage fans on ones not rated for it.

The Sunbeam are all capable of handling 30W per Channel, and I have yet to see a DC fan for sale out there that is 30W.
That, is your best bet.
NCIX usually has both the 4 Channel and the 6 Channel ones for sale.

Regards,
ST
 

SmogTown

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I'm currently using the sunbeamtech 6 channel rheobus. Works fine and my only complaint is the led's are too bright but I fixed that.
 

donkon

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I'd like to see rpm right on these and maybe cup temp too. I have been looking at the akasa fan control pro on youtube, but i don't understand the numbers it gives lol.
 

Babrbarossa

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Another + for the rheobus here, although it has no RPM readout- it's reliable, simple, looks good, and is cheap.
 

Soultribunal

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I'd like to see rpm right on these and maybe cup temp too. I have been looking at the akasa fan control pro on youtube, but i don't understand the numbers it gives lol.

Just so you know Donkon, most Fan Controller Temp Probes are Notoriously un-reliable and Fragile, and on some accounts way off.
Your Best bet is to rely on Software to Monitor the Temps/RPM's (Speedfan does this I believe), and have a simple durable controller actually control the speeds.
That is just in my experience at least.

Regards,
ST
 

Spikemaul

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+1 for the rheobus. :thumb: I have one and it's a great fan controller. The LED's are quite bright but my case has a front cover that blocks the LED's. The best part about the rheobus is the price. :canadianwave:
 

jusdrink

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i have a rheobus works great lights are bright. had it for a week now. only comes with 2- 3 pin extensions so if you have more fans than that go buy some.
 
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