Cheap fan controller for Scythe S-Flex 1600RPM Tags: Heatsinks LCD Monitor Fan Controller Overclocking Last response: October 15, 2012 8:33 AM in Overclocking Share embedded_30 October 15, 2012 7:23:31 AM I use 2 of these fans to cool down HTPC and receiver. I noticed that spinning @ ~1600 RPM is quite noisy. Now I was thinking of getting a 12v to 9v power lead but I think the fan controller is a wise option to go. I don't need a fancy fan controller and I don't need a lcd display and so on. Is there something that may suite my needs? Has anyone tried to switch the S-Flex 1600 from 12v to 9v? Thanks More about : cheap fan controller scythe flex 1600rpm amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 7:34:51 AM 3V really won't make your fans that much quieter. You're looking at around 4-6V. How much are you looking to spend? embedded_30 October 15, 2012 7:46:15 AM I think i need to give some background: My HTPC & reciever are stored in a closed drawers. I sit ~3M from the fans. @9v the s-flex produces 23 dba while @12v it produces 31dba according to silentpcreview.com Don't you think this would be the different? 23 dba would be noticable considering my setup? I came across this nice 2 speed cable: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6301/cab-102/FrozenCP... What do you think? Related resources Scythe S-Flex fan noise - Forum Scythe s-flex with xigmatek s1283 - Forum Scythe GentleTyphoon vs S-Flex - Forum Comparison test: 4 x Noctua NF-S12 vs 4 x Scythe S-Flex - Forum AquaBay M5 vs Thermalright U120 eXtreme + Scythe S-Flex - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 7:48:29 AM Doesn't hurt to try.... 8 dba is a big difference. embedded_30 October 15, 2012 7:55:05 AM It does hurt my pocket I guess the 9v would be the best option for silent/air flow. I was thinking of getting this one: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1137/cab-67/FrozenCPU... What do you think? amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 7:58:48 AM Sure! What about those $5 fan controllers? embedded_30 October 15, 2012 8:10:23 AM provide more details / link. 10x amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 8:29:12 AM embedded_30 said:provide more details / link. 10x Like these: http://www.svc.com/jax0033.html http://www.frozencpu.com/products/984/bus-08/Zalman_FAN... embedded_30 October 15, 2012 8:33:59 AM Thanks but I don't want to hook anything to the MB and I have 2 fans I need to control. What do you think about this 3-fans controller: http://dx.com/p/3-fan-cooling-fan-variable-speed-contro... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHyper 212 EVO constantly running at 1600rpm ForumScythe AP-30 ForumHyper 212+ Replacement Fan 120mm PWM ForumNeed better choice for radiator fans Forumcan u help me find good 120 mm quiet fans Forumbest 120mm fans? ForumCase fans ForumCan you use a splitter to connect 2 fans to 1 controller slot? ForumBest Case Fan ?? ForumUnlapped TRUE vs. Xigmatek S-1283 ForumWould this work? ForumConsidering W/Cing but is it really as expensive as i've worked out? ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? Forum[Solved] My Fans are clicking after I got fan controller? ForumFan Controller = 8w, Fans > 8w More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !