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September 12, 2013 6:31:52 AM

Hello!

I have a SST GD05 case. I am using the only 5.25" bay for a blueray player and I don't have any room for a 3.25" fan controller on the inside. I have 7 fans inside the case, three Gentle Typhoons 120mm and four Suscool 81 80mm fans. At the moment all the fans, apart from two 80mm CPU fans, are directly hooked up to a power source so they run at full speed all the time, this obviously produces a lot of noise.

I am wondering if anyone could suggest a way to have the three intake fans automatically adjust their speed to the internal temperature without plugging them to the motherboard (not enough fan power headers). I have seen PCIe fan controllers with dials you twist to adjust the RPM, but this would be inconvenient due to the placement of the case and the fact that I want three intake fans running at the same speed for positive air pressure.

I guess what I am looking for is a small internal device that is hooked to the fans, and to the motherboard, which allows me to control the fan speed via some sort of software. Does this exist?

Thanks in advance.
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September 12, 2013 6:53:16 AM

20salmon said:
Hello!

I have a SST GD05 case. I am using the only 5.25" bay for a blueray player and I don't have any room for a 3.25" fan controller on the inside. I have 7 fans inside the case, three Gentle Typhoons 120mm and four Suscool 81 80mm fans. At the moment all the fans, apart from two 80mm CPU fans, are directly hooked up to a power source so they run at full speed all the time, this obviously produces a lot of noise.

I am wondering if anyone could suggest a way to have the three intake fans automatically adjust their speed to the internal temperature without plugging them to the motherboard (not enough fan power headers). I have seen PCIe fan controllers with dials you twist to adjust the RPM, but this would be inconvenient due to the placement of the case and the fact that I want three intake fans running at the same speed for positive air pressure.

I guess what I am looking for is a small internal device that is hooked to the fans, and to the motherboard, which allows me to control the fan speed via some sort of software. Does this exist?

Thanks in advance.


This is all I could find... Looks like a great product but it's a little expensive haha: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/tbalancerbigng.html It connects via USB and you can use the software to control the fans. Hope this helps!
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September 12, 2013 6:59:45 AM

could go for something like this http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Cheap but you have to adjust the dial.

a lot more money buy usb adjustable

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

cheap pci slot with a switch on the back

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

cheap 4 pin molex style with a knob

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...



lots of solutions depending if you want cheap knobs inside to adjust and forget or internal usb software control.
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September 12, 2013 7:17:09 AM

getochkn said:
could go for something like this http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Cheap but you have to adjust the dial.

a lot more money buy usb adjustable

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

cheap pci slot with a switch on the back

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

cheap 4 pin molex style with a knob

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...



lots of solutions depending if you want cheap knobs inside to adjust and forget or internal usb software control.


the Aqua Computer Aquaero 5 LT USB Fan-Controller looks interesting, I could make use of it when I build a new watercooled rig next year as well. im a bit confused about where to mount it inside the case, and whether I have room for it on my mATX motherboard.
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November 9, 2013 2:03:30 PM

After blowing up two power supplies playing Rome 2 Total War after venturing beyond power saving settings in control panel I'm just starting too appreciate the worth PSU's for the first time. They work so hard and nobody gives them any credit. In fifteen years of gaming I've never paid more than £30 for a PSU now I've gone for a £80 gaming PSU, and even though there's still some noise, which makes me nervous, as that is when my previous PSU's have exploded, I'm putting my trust in my new PSU and so far reaping the rewards with an enormous performance boost.
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