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Old 12-11-17, 01:01 PM
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The issue is I don't currently have a 5.25" bay free. The 5.25" bay I have is taken up by a HDD, and until I can afford a 1TB SSD (or can justify it) I won't have a bay free.

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That sounds like an awful lot of money to control some fans. Just for a PCB too, no screen.

From what I have seen fella the AC thing is for pumps, flow meters etc etc. Mate Gareth has one and is all water. What's wrong with the NZXT one? it's only about £40 or so IIRC. And it works with voltage, because I have one here myself (works with 3 & 4 pin fans so must be lowering the volts).
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That sounds like an awful lot of money to control some fans. Just for a PCB too, no screen.

From what I have seen fella the AC thing is for pumps, flow meters etc etc. Mate Gareth has one and is all water. What's wrong with the NZXT one? it's only about £40 or so IIRC. And it works with voltage, because I have one here myself (works with 3 & 4 pin fans so must be lowering the volts).
I asked this in the Aquaero thread on OCN and here and got the same answer, confirming that it's possible to do what I want:

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What I'd like to do is manually set fan speeds and have them remain static. This will eliminate the need to use temperature probes or PWM curves set to component temperatures that tend to fluctuate.

So say for instance I'm going to play a game that I know is stressful on the CPU as well as the GPU, Aquasuite could load up with Windows and I could create a profile that has the fans set to individually preassigned voltages. I'd then play my game with the fans set to a constant speed that doesn't fluctuate. If I were playing a game that heated the GPU up more, I could have another profile set for that.

Then when I finish playing the game, I could open Aquasuite again and quickly select a 'silent' profile for idle usage. That way I have full control over each fan myself, without letting Windows or my motherboard BIOS ramp the fans up and down. The same applies to when I'm benchmarking, stress testing, overclocking, that kind of thing.

So essentially, I want Aquasuite to offer quickly accessible profiles that can be changed within a few seconds that set the fans to individually preassigned voltages, using the Aquaero as more of an automated 'manual' DC fan controller, almost like a console in a recording studio.

As for NZXT's version, are you talking about the manual controller or the Grid+ v3 with CAM software? While Grid+ is cheaper, it is apparently riddled with issues. There are so many complaints it's not even funny. And I'm not just talking about slight misgivings; for a lot of people it's crashing their system. For a company as well established as NZXT, they really are screwing up their automated fan controllers. Their manual fan controller would be fine if I had a 5.25" bay free, but even if I did have a bay free I would have to reach around the back of the case and adjust four or five knobs each time I wanted to play a game or stop playing a game. That's going to become a tedious process. I'd rather pay extra to have that selectable within Windows via user assigned profiles.


Of course, what would solve all of this is if Ryzen wasn't such an erratic CPU, or if my motherboard registered my GPU and allowed me to set my PWM curves off of that. Speed Fan, Fan Xpert, motherboard BIOS, none of them recognise my GPU temperature sensors and I can't link Afterburner, HWiNFO, AIDA64, etc to these applications like you can with Aquasuite. I never had this issue with Intel systems. There are far fewer random temperature spikes, and idle temps are much lower.
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I'm not sure about the versions to be honest fella. I have the original, and it was a simple case of modding a driver for XP (so that it did not complain and have a ! on it) and then connect it to a Windows 10 PC, install CAM and set the fans and pump how I wanted them, bingo bongo set it and forget it.

Make sure you check out Lamptron man.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lampt...0aAu1TEALw_wcB

For example.
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