I've been looking around for a fan controller that will fit in either 1 or 2 5.25" external drive bays on the case. Seeing as how my motherboard only has 2 chassis fan connectors, I want a fan controller that has 4 or more connectors and can do either manual or automatic fan controlling. So that means that it will need a temperature monitor on it also. Are there any good ones that fit those specifications? From looking around I found these but I'm not sure if there are better ones out there or if these are worth the price.
Which case fans to get? There are so many out there I'm trying to decide between. I would like some that have below 30dBA because I don't want my computer to sound like an airplane taking off like some of those delta fans. The fans I've been looking at are: (sorry, i know its a huge list, but i'm not sure how to cut it down)
Also, should I replace the fans that come with the case with other fans? Also, are all case fans capable of having their fan speed adjusted or do I have to get only PWM fans?
(Sorry for horrible grammar, I'm just trying to get all my ideas down)
Unrelated Questions I'm hoping someone can help me with (I know its the wrong board, but I decided to just put everything in 1 post):
1) Good 5.25" Card Reader to get?
2) Keyboard/Mice Selection: Corsair K90 + Corsair Vengeance M90. Good quality? 3) Sound card: My MoBo has a Realtek ALC898 audio chip in it. I'm going to get Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO speakers for my desktop, is it worth it to get a separate sound card? Or would I not be able to tell the difference?
4) Besides a fan controller and a DVD/Blue ray drive what other cool things can go in a external 5.25" drive bay?
Thank you everyone for the help! You're the best!
Edit 1: Decided a sound card is not necessary with 2.1 speakers.
Edit 2: Decided on case fans. Thank you very much to SR-71 Blackbird for the link to the Cooling Fan Roundup 2012.