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NZXT FZ-120mm LED Airflow Fan with fan controllers

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September 10, 2013 10:34:55 PM

I'm planning on buying 5 of these for my RX360 and RX240 and hooking them up to a controller. How ever I noticed they only have one 3 pin cable, which in my mind means, the leads are also powdered by the 3 pin. Is this correct?

And if so. If I hooked them up to a fan controller, would changing the RPM of the fans change the brightness of the leds? Or would the leds not work at all?

The fan controller I was looking at is a NZXT Sentry 2 Touchscreen Fan Controller, but sadly it only handles 10w per channel and the fans are 12w. Could I actually still run them? Or would they be bottled necked?

If thats the case, would the NZXT Sentry Mesh 30W Fan Controller with 30w a channel be a good choice?
September 11, 2013 5:47:53 AM

I don't recommend to use the NZXT Sentry 2 (10W per channel, total 50W) with your 12W Fans, because you can use but the fans will not get full power from the fan controller.

You should get the NZXT Sentry Mesh (30W per channel, total 150W).
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September 11, 2013 5:55:12 AM

cin19 said:
I don't recommend to use the NZXT Sentry 2 (10W per channel, total 50W) with your 12W Fans, because you can use but the fans will not get full power from the fan controller.

You should get the NZXT Sentry Mesh (30W per channel, total 150W).


Yeah I was thinking that or the NZXT Sentry MIX 5.24" Bay Fan Controller, 5 LED colours, just for the leds. Also has 50w a channel. Sure its overkill, but LED :p .

But how would the FZ's LEDs work? Would they decrease in colour as you lower the RPM? That would imply it is a 3 pin connector and not a 4 pin (From what I understand, a 4pin can change the speed without changing the voltage)?
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September 11, 2013 6:03:29 AM

Jesse Davie said:
11518203,0,472725 said:

But how would the Fans LEDs work? Would they decrease in colour as you lower the RPM? That would imply it is a 3 pin connector and not a 4 pin (From what I understand, a 4pin can change the speed without changing the voltage)?
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Yes, the color will dull and lacking brightness little bit.

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September 11, 2013 6:31:37 AM

cin19 said:

Yes, the color will dull and lacking brightness little bit.



Having the LEDs dull and brighten up depending on the fans RPM sounds pretty cool to be honest :o 
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