Hey guys I'm a little confused about the ways and ease of regulating case fan speeds.
As of now all the fans I'm considering are either 3-pin or 4-pin PWM.
My other relevant specs would be:
NZXT Phantom 410
With this set up, how hard is it to configure 3-pin(or non-PWM) fans to ramp up or down(I assume the factor to be changed here is the fan's RPM) in accordance to component temperatures, as compared PWM fans? Is it possible at all?
I know the case itself has a hardware 3-stage fan speed controller, but I would like to have the process automated, if possible.
I have never used software to control fan speed so I can't say much about how or if it works well. What I can say though is that it would probably be best to get 4pin PWM fans if you haven't made your purchase yet. 4pin PWM fans can be controlled directly by your mobo and provide the appropriate speed and cooling for your system automatically. Thay can also be manually set as you see fit.
Another option is to use a fan controller that can connect to one header on the mobo and controll many fans either manually or via the PWM header on the mobo.
A well planned fan setup and a tidy case will also help keep temperatures at a desired level and not disrupt the airflow inside the case.