Hey guys I'm a bit of a newbie here so I apologies in advance for any inaccuracies in my following post:
I've just set up my first budget rig, it being Sandybridge-based and running a PNY Geforce GTX 550 Ti.
Since installing my four case fans I've had no problem with cooling my card and it has been idling at around 27'c. The only problem being with these I have been forced to wire them through the PSU and this means they were running at 100% all the time, which in my opinion was a bit overkill - not to mention being excessively loud and (I imagine) power hungry.
However, I've also recently purchased one of these cheap 4-pin fan controllers in order to regulate the four case fans and I've now found, even with all fans at full power, my GPU will idle at around 50'c. I'm not sure why this is.
Would anyone be able to help? Does wiring the fans through the controller mean they will not receive as much power on 100%? Is there any way to increase the power routed to the fan controller?
Thanks in advance,
It's possible, some fan controllers have less than desired wattage through each channel.
yeah that's what I thought at first, the actual fan controller has two molex connectors on it: one male, and one female. I'm currently using the female connector on it to receive power from the PSU, is there any way I can further utilize power from the male connector?
If I do disconnect the controller and re-route the fans through the PSU, then yeah I reckon it would drop to 27'c. Not sure but I think around 45'c were the temps I was getting when I first built my system, without any case fans.