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Fan Controller for my SFF case

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dom99, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. dom99

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    Hi,

    I have just bought the Silverstone Sugo SG10B case along with an i5 4670k CPU and Asus Z87M-PLUS Motherboard.

    My problem is I am going to have 6 fans inside the case (1x180mm, 2x120mm, 2x92mm, 1x80mm) and I want to be able to control all of them manually.

    The top 180mm fan has its own controller switch so I don't need to worry about that, but I would like to be able to manually control the remaining 5 fans (all Noctua branded).

    I don't need to control them all individually, but would ideally like 3 separate controls.

    My restrictions come from the case itself which is so small it doesn't have any external 5.25 or 3.25 inch bays, so I am restricted to software controls or PCI bracket controls.

    I have been looking around and can't find a suitable solution to this problem and wondered if anyone else could shed any light.

    Thanks
    Dom99
     
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    Not sure if that would work, as you would be running all the fans through that controller, not sure if it would handle all them fans at once.
     
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    Thanks, but some of my fans are not pwm, can I use this to connect them anyway and will they work?

    Thanks for all the responses!

    The NZXT device is not yet available at retail in the UK I'm afraid so not an option for me

    EDIT: amazon review answered my question, the cables only work with 4 pin fans.
     
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    The Grid comes with a power lead for Molex and a lead to connect to a fan controller. It can be powered via a fan controller. Keep in mind that when you do run the Grid from a fan controller, you need a controller with enough power on one channel, as that one channel will then be powering 10 fans.

    Being unavailable sucks though:(
     
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    Indeed it does, I have one in her rig, and the PWM is awesome!
     

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