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Onizuka

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Im trying to pick out a fan controller to hook case fans up to. Theres about 5 fans total, and Im looking in the $20-$30 range, maybe little more. Im thinking of getting the Enermax 6Channel (UC-A5FATR2) but I dunno if its good or not, looks nice though.

thanks
 

nodark

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I like that one too but couldn't find a wattage rating per channel, so I decided against it. I think I'm gonna go with a Vantec 3.5" unit (about 18w per channel).
 
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Onizuka

Onizuka

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One site says:
Max Amperage/Voltage for each VR Knob (0.8A) / (10W/12V)

Is that good? On the OverclockerCafe review they said they hooked two fans up on each channel and they ran fine.
 

archilochus

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Onizuka,You can put as many fans per channel on the fan controller as long as you don't exceed the amp/watt rating per channel. As long as the total say 1.90 watts per fan, could run
5 fans. Take 5 x 1.90 watts= 9.5 watts.Leave a little head room.
I like to figure it from the amp side also.The 1.90 watt fan uses 0.16 amps. So 0.16 amps X 5 fans =0.8 amps.So figuring from the amp side you are at the limit for the channel. THE FANMAN:cool:
 
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archilochus

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If that is what you like.And it looks to fit your needs.Are you going to wire your HSF to the PSU ? In other words not to the mobo header! Did you read the sticky? I'll get you the link.
THE FANMAN:cool:

STICKY LINK :D
 
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Onizuka

Onizuka

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I was going to have the hsf connected to mobo header ...is that bad.

Wow thanks for that link, thats scary =X. So I should have all my fans connected on a seperate PSU line, and then HDD on another right? With my luck I woulda probably ruint HDD without reading that.

Thanks!
 

felinusz

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I am also looking for a good controller - but I need one that will fit befind the door of my Chieftec Dragon Case. I was looking at the Vantecs - but the knobs apparently strick out to far.

Any suggestions for a controller with very little protrudence (preferably as flat as a CD-ROM bezel)

I need one for a low price - from a store that will ship to Canada

Really sorry to thread jack ;)
 
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Onizuka

Onizuka

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Ohhhh ok thanks! =D So its better to have the hsf hooked up to PSU then?
 

archilochus

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Isn't that why we are discussing it.:D I have my HSF wired as in the digram,but I have a rheostat wired in to control the HSF's
speed. THE FANMAN:cool:
 
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Onizuka

Onizuka

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So black n red to the psu, and yellow to my fan controller? , sorry been up like the past 20 hours lol. My heatsink is going to be the retail P4, would I have to rewire the wires or anything?
 

archilochus

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Onizuka if you are staying with the stock HSF setup ,leave it alone.
This is a mod for when you decide to OC and need a Better HS.
THE FANMAN:cool:

Vince: The Aerogate II is a nice controller. :D