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Old 07-04-15, 08:52 PM
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SickleFlow 120 2000 RPM Red LED

Is there anyway(s) I can run SickleFlow 120 2000 RPM Red LED fans lower than 1100rpms (50%) using Msi h97 fan connectors?

I have two in my system and the stock 4pin fan that comes with the 212evo cpu cooler running at 745rpm (25%) using the board fan controller.
For me the pc is too loud even though its not very loud

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Old 07-04-15, 10:00 PM
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The reason your 4pin fan can run that slow is because it is a PWM fan.

The Sickleflow is a 3pin system that cannot be PWM controlled and therefore has no real way of letting it run below 40% (5 volt). Just because the tools for this don't really exist, and even if they did - your fan might require a minimum voltage of 5v to even start up.

Sickleflows just won't be quiet though. Never have been, never will. Honestly, I suggest you swap out your fan. Bitfenix has the Spectre line up with a whooooole bunch of LED colours if you want cheap, quiet LED fans.
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You can quiet the Sickleflows down with a fan controller, but it has to be a decent one, one with full 0-100% range, not the crappy ones that only go down to 40%. I had mine running nice and quiet with an old Sunbeam fan controller (30W x 3, best $10 I ever spent).
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You can quiet the Sickleflows down with a fan controller, but it has to be a decent one, one with full 0-100% range, not the crappy ones that only go down to 40%. I had mine running nice and quiet with an old Sunbeam fan controller (30W x 3, best $10 I ever spent).
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The reason your 4pin fan can run that slow is because it is a PWM fan.

The Sickleflow is a 3pin system that cannot be PWM controlled and therefore has no real way of letting it run below 40% (5 volt). Just because the tools for this don't really exist, and even if they did - your fan might require a minimum voltage of 5v to even start up.

Sickleflows just won't be quiet though. Never have been, never will. Honestly, I suggest you swap out your fan. Bitfenix has the Spectre line up with a whooooole bunch of LED colours if you want cheap, quiet LED fans.
Okay, but i think Feronix suggestion is better but I'll look at the best option when I have a few extra buck
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Old 08-04-15, 03:16 PM
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I'm sure if you do a quick Google for a rheosmart type fan controller ( like the Sunbeam ) you'll find a bargain, they do some kind of magic where the controller plugs into the motherboard and then kind of turns 3 pin into 4 pin fans ( there is a whole lot more to it than that, that is the simple explanation ) http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/Rheosmart/6.html
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You definitely sure they do magic
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