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Old 08-02-14, 11:27 AM
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PWM Fan Controler

Does anyone make a fan controller for using PWM fans that uses the fan speed signal wire instead of just power?

I want to use something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...140114024935:s

to hook up PWM SP 120's. Using that wiring setup, it pulls the fan power straight from the power supply. That would let me hook 15 fans to a 5 fan controller in theory. And I don't have unsightly wires going to my fan headers on my mobo.

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Old 08-02-14, 11:53 AM
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What about an AquaComputer Aquaero 6?
http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_...oducts_id=3092
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Old 08-02-14, 11:56 AM
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I looked at that, but I really don't want a USB interface. I had enough of the Corsair Link to turn me off that.
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Old 09-02-14, 07:18 PM
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Some of the Skythe have 4 pin input. But if you want a cable like you mentioned Akasa do one to control 5 fans.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/45cm-...ia-4-pin-molex
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Old 09-02-14, 08:35 PM
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The Aquacomputer Aquaero is light years ahead of the Corsair stuff. I currently use the last version (5) to control my fans and pump and it's almost flawless. The software has recently had a bit of an update to interface with other programs such as Open Hardware Monitor, HWiNFO and Aida 64.
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Old 09-02-14, 08:38 PM
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I bought the Lt a few weeks ago, but I can not get the motherboard to reconise it. I had an hour or so to a frow, with an aquacomutor forum member trying to get it working but had no luck. It's all boxed up to RMA in the AM.
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Old 09-02-14, 09:00 PM
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Shame Paul, sounds like you were a victim of the bathtub curve. Hopefully your replacement works fine.
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Old 09-02-14, 10:16 PM
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The more I look at it, I think the only way I will be reasonably happy is to go ahead and invest in the Aquaero 6 and be done with it. I just hope it looks good in the front of a 900D with the black face plate.

I guess I will put plans on picking up the AX1500i a little while and at the end of this week order the Aquaero with all the bells and whistles. I hope Frozen CPU gets the XT back in stock this week.
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Old 09-02-14, 10:40 PM
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Bathtub curve ?

I've gone back to 5v straight off a molex mate. so a refund it is.
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Old 10-02-14, 11:37 AM
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Bathtub curve ?

I've gone back to 5v straight off a molex mate. so a refund it is.
Bathtub curve - it's the plot of the graph of a component's rate of failures vs their lifespan. The failure rate is higher either at the begining of their life or at the end, hence the graph looks like a bathtub.

Shame you've ditched the Aquaero but if you don't need a level of control you'll be fine with the fixed 5v.
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