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March 26, 2008 8:12:27 PM

Hello,

I am currently trying to get a cool looking reliable fan controller for at least 4 fans. Must have an lcd display. After doing some research I found this one;

Scythe Kaze Master 5.25IN Bay Fan Controller Backlit VFD Display Fan Temp Black http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28082&vpn=KM...

Is this a good one? Or would u say that I should go for something like AeroCool offers?
http://www.aerocool.us/p-peripheral/peripheral.htm

Also guys, I am interested in getting something like; “Logisys Remote Control Multifuction Panel” http://www.circotech.com/logisys-remote-control-multifu... this is so u would be able to turn on/off ur computer via remote control. O silly me :D  The only problem with this specific unit that it has a 20 pin mobo connector, So if you have a 24 pin motherboard you are in some trouble. Are all current mobos have 24 pin connectors? Here is the link;
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Logisys/Panel/4.html

I’m not sure if I like the idea of rewiring the wires. If you think I shouldn’t bother with this specific unit, can u plz give me a link to another one? All I really need is the Remote option.

If you can help me address this issues, ur help would be greatly appreciated.


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March 26, 2008 9:49:40 PM

I have this one and I hate it.
http://www.aerocool.us/p-peripheral/gatewatch2/gatewatc...
I had a Thermaltake one that I had to RMA twice before I gave up on it. My advice is to forget the digital ones. I thought it would be cool too, to have it control them automatically, and monitor temps at the same time. It doesn't work. Half the time, it thinks one of my fans has died, so it gives me a warning beep, and I check the fan, and it's working just fine. The temp sensors are +/- 10 *C at all times. If it's the right temp, it's a freak accident of some sort.
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March 27, 2008 3:20:48 PM

chookman said:
Why do you need an LCD in the fan controller?

im looking at this one for my upgrade
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=408&products_id=5442


Well Like I sad I want it to look cool.

Guys what about the "Remote Control Panel"??

My main problem now is finding the "Remote Control Panel" Someone told me that there is a 20-24pin "converters" but I can’t find them. Also can someone plz tell me how the installation for this would work? Does MOBO's have 2 spots for 24 pin power connectors? Or would I have to plug the "Remote Control Panel" connector to the PSU connector & would there be a 3rd plug to connect it to the mobo?... does this make sense? I'm confused lol. Also would I still be able to turn the CPU on, with the regular button push?

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March 27, 2008 6:44:05 PM

Things like that are just going to complicate your build. They may be cool for the first month, but then after the "wow" factor wears off, it will just be a pain in your ass. Trust me, thats the same thing I thought about mine too.

Just my opinion, but I definitely wouldn't mess around with something like that, nor will I ever do it again.

I really hope this didn't sound rude, I'm just really at the end of my nerves with this stupid fan controller.
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