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Old 12-12-08, 10:50 AM
eNxy eNxy is offline
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Fan problems...

Hi,

I'm hoping this is a minor inconvenience for me...

I basically have 3 Thermaltake Thunderblades - 120mm x2 for Intake and Exhause, and just an extra 80mm on the side window. The problem is that they come with 2 plugs, a molex connector, which has the black and red lead, then a single yellow lead. When I wire them up, it makes them run at full speed, which is about 2000RPM +/- 10%, which is too loud for me. I subsequently bought a Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller in order to control the fan speeds, but am I right in thinking that the yellow wire that plugs into the mobo/fan controller are only fan speed detectors, and therefore you can't change the speed ? Kinda bummed out as it would mean I'd need a new set of fans ! I can't work with 3 lots of 2000RPM fans going off in my face !!

Thanks in advance,

Jon

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Old 12-12-08, 09:47 PM
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I'm afraid your probably going to have to go buy some nice new fans, since thunderblades have a molex (pass-through?) and a tacho signal wire.

In other word hopeless to use with your fan controller, if you don't feel up to wiring up a 3-pin.
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Old 12-12-08, 09:50 PM
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Bummer, thanks for the reply. I'll go get some other one's that have just a straight 3-pin connector rather than a molex then a single yellow wire. I had guessed it was only a fan speed monitor. On the other hand, any idea if there's any good, cheap cases flying around ? Looking for something large and sturdy, with a side-panel - something around £100
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Old 12-12-08, 09:52 PM
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I had the same fans once what I done was cut and soldered your standard m/board 12v 3 pin connector on them and plugged into the motherboard with a fan quitener wich you can buy from maplin (basicaly a resistor on a wire). although I think you can get a molex version.

although I must tell you they are fairly noisy fans anyway and not a brilliant performer I would change them before spending money on resistor wires.
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Old 12-12-08, 09:53 PM
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Aw, that's a shame, nevermind, will try and find some better fans. I'll see what's floating around and read some reviews. Thanks
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Old 12-12-08, 09:59 PM
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Never tried them but noctua fans seem to be very highly rated they are expensive but the best, I have to say for the price the xilence fans are a good bet aswell but go with the noctua if you can.

Notua http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/cata...roducts_id=737

Xilence http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/cata...roducts_id=736
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Old 17-12-08, 01:34 PM
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Righto, seeing as I will need to ditch those fans, I'm looking for some 3-pin fans (so that I can control them) which has a high CFM. I don't mind it having loud noise, as I can turn them down with the fan controller to lower the noise. The one thing I need though, is for them to have blue LED's

Any suggestions ?
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Old 17-12-08, 01:38 PM
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xilence is your fans mate come in red or blue see my link above
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Old 17-12-08, 01:41 PM
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Are they similar to the Xilence Red Wings ? On paper the stats seem similar, but these have the nice blue LED ?
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Old 17-12-08, 02:11 PM
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not sure about the xilence red wings but i think there a little better thet have good CFM low noise and a fairly cheap and have a nice blue LED effect
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