Not to try and undercut hoot, but I got a whole bunch of them from radioshack.com. Decent prices there, and a wide range of resistances. Go to a store to avoid shipping fees. I needed 50K,100K,500K, and 1M, so I needed some place that could accomodate. Depending on what you are trying to control(I assume fans), the rheostat should be around 3 to 4 times the resistance of the device. Let me know if you need the equations to figure it out.