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 150 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? m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources Scythe S-Flex Case Fan Question (SFF80B vs. SFF80C) - Forum Scythe S-Flex fan noise - Forum Do you think these two fans will be enough? (Scythe S-Flex D) - Forum Cheap Fan Controller? - Forum Scythe Fan Controller - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 150 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 7:48:29 AM Doesn't hurt to try.... 8 dba is a big difference. m 0 l 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? m 0 l amuffin a c 150 K Overclocking October 15, 2012 7:58:48 AM Sure! What about those $5 fan controllers? m 0 l embedded_30 October 15, 2012 8:10:23 AM provide more details / link. 10x m 0 l amuffin a c 150 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... m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAU Cheap Fan Controller Forum SolvedCheap fan controller Forum My Scythe KM02-BK Fan Controller Won't Control Fans! Forum Scythe Fan Controller Compatibility Forum Scythe Karma Fan Controller Forum SolvedCheap CPU fan controller Forum SolvedMolex to 3 pin fan adapter or a cheap fan controller Forum Cheap Fan Controller Forum Very cheap fan controller Forum Wondering about cheap fan controllers Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !