I have just got a CM Stacker 830 and I want to set up a decent fan system using 120mm fans, I want to use as much as I can fit into it without losing space for other components (4 HDD's) and I also need to set up a Fan Controller / Monitor, Yet I know nothing about any of this.
Can anyone please recommend a decent controller that will allow me to monitor the temp inside the case as well as control 5-6 fans? I'm not sure what fans to go with but I'm basically looking for anything that will go well with a blue or greenish theme.
The nzxt can control up to 5 fan on AUTO or MANUAL mode.
I better like the NZXT but it take 2 slot. the 2 come wiht Temp probe, all working well. The NZXT use its probe to vary Fan speed on auto mode but i prefer Manual. I currently run those 2 Controler whit ALL fan connected and they work great. Giving me a chance to listen a Move in a quiet atmosfere or Play game whit NICE temp.
You can still buy a standard one without display and mechanical switch.
Scythe's S-flex 120's are really good fans - they don't make bearing noise when you slow them down with a speed controller. Nexxus is highly recommended for the quietest fans - but I've never tried them.
Apevia is not a good brand. I would prefer Antec Tri-Cool, unless you are going for price.
jab-tech carries yate-loon fans.
You need fans with a 3-pin (small) connector if you want to hook them up to a fan controller. I don't think molex will work unless you buy an adapter. Might as well get them with the three pin connector or 4-pin connector which supports PWM.