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Hi, was wondering if someone could help me with picking a good controller setup.

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Aug 1, 2014
I'm looking to get Minimum of 4 fans (2 main 140 mm side by side with a large 100 CFPM+ no problem) the front 2 to move a lot of air flow, so that I can create a nice over pressure in the R2 Midi case. Need 3 140mm and one 120mm may be able to squeeze in a 125mm if I can with a PSU at 180mm it sets the limit on fan size in this case and this does not count the corsair h100i I plan to mount at the top. Here's what I've narrowed it down to, thanks:

Lastly does the following make more sense then a generic controller fan setup? http://www.swiftech.com/8-waypwmsplitter.aspx

NZXT SEN-MIX2 Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $30 slider up/down, 4 pin fan connector, 6 fans, 30 watts per fan ( 5 out of 5) PWN sized connectors

1ST PC CORP. FC-FANATIC-B Lamptron 5.25" 5-channel fan controller, 60w/channel, High/Low/Off switch $35 (looks like switches on front) 5x 3 pin connector to (5 out of 5 on 14) fan and 1x 4 pin connector to power supply, High/Low/Off switch. (5 out of 5)

AeroCool CoolTouch-E Black Touch control 4 fan speed controller w/ 7 changeable backlight colors LCD display $37 only 3 reviews
http://www.aerocool.us/peripheral/CoolTouch-E B.htm

NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watts Channels $25 slider up down,

ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller $40 nob control, 6 fans (4 out of 5)

Corsair Commander Mini (Only sold on corsair site) $60

Sunbeam PL-RS-6 Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller 5.25" Bay 6 Channel 30W Fan Controller Panel (Black) $38 (3 pin fans connects to MOBO 4 pin controller) (4 out of 5 out of 45) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...on=Sunbeam+PL-RS-6+Rheosmart+&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Gelid Solutions FC-LC-01 SpeedTouch6 Controller – 6 fan channels at 30 Watts each, 4pin (supports 3, 4 pin fans) $42 (4 out of 5)

Commander FX - 10 Port Fan Hub (Connector: 3-Pin x 10; SATA x 1) pretty cool (only selected the "commander" is because to can interact with the 2 digital GPU, which I'm pro going to have to buy, plan was use the current ones, but someone made a good point they already have a 5 yr life span w/out issues so odds are getting against me a get total power failure/Replacement. Thus also stated looking for new PSU and the corsair model can interact so long as it’s the digital model (Not way more expensive, I paid 400+ $USD 5 yrs ago and now $ is strong only because rest of the worlds looks bad. (Once done with work I want to come back to the game you will have to restrain on certain subject matter, that is in fact what you going to get used for.

NZXT CB-LED10-WT Sleeved LED Kit - White, 1 m, controlled from a slot, MAYBE the corsair will connect $13

Sunbeamtech PL-RS-6 Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller with 30 watts per channel. (4.5 out of 5 on 60)

Commander FX - 10 Port Fan Hub (ThermalTake) similar to the other fan hub need to learn where data comes from**

BitFenix Recon Fan Controller $40, max 10 watts per channel, 5 fans, touch screen (4 out of 5 out 45!)

Was wondering if I should get 4 pin PWM or select speed manually fans or just generic 3 pin and I'm guessing 12v volt down for speed selection. The Fractal Design R2 Midi has a built in controller that works on voltage regulation for speed but I have too many fans for that built in controller.

P.S. The fans are getting pricked from here: Really need to know what is the best setup, voltage reg, PWN etc. (The cost below will provide any version that gets picked without any issues), I don’t care about cost, if fan A is $5 but is crappy and fan B is $10 then we get fan B and SAME Logic Applies to the Controller! (Which is the #1 priority, fans will fall in line once the controller ideas are picked).
The Lamptron FC-Fanatic is a good fan controller. My only problem with it was that it only allows you to have fans at 5v, 12v, or off. I wanted some in-between speeds when I was using the Fanatic.

With sixty watts per channel I didn't have to worry too much about how many fans I had on each channel, though I only went up to three or four fans per channel.

Lamptron FC5-V2 is also a nice fan controller (though you don't have that one listed).
The Corsair Commander Mini looks exactly like what I would like to have. My concern is that it's Windows only, and while I'm seeing some open source alternatives for Mac/Linux -- does anyone know how good those are? Or, if I use the software in Windows and then boot to Linux will all of my settings be stored on the mini itself and still active?