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Old 01-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default PCI Slot Fan Controller?

I would like to add a single knob to control five 140mm case fans in my Fractal Arc Midi case. The case comes with a three fan controller but I've read that it is only rated to 10w. I am also out of available 5.25" drive bays so these are not an option. Does anyone know of a PCI slot fan controller that can control five 140mm fans with a single dial? TIA.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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would this help?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15...c17s1375#blank
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea but I would like something adjustable from exterior of the case. I've seen some 3 pin power distribution pcbs but I don't know who I'm going to vary the voltage to the pcb. That is the only idea I have right now.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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I don't know what I was thinking but I only need to control 4 fans.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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This one says it can handle three fans, and includes an adapter to do so. Perhaps two of these, or gambling and using an adapter to add a fourth?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811996023

Alternately I notice that the one above mentions a 10W rating. This one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811995073

advertises twice that. Doesn't mean it can handle 6 fans, but you might be willing to chance it. Again w/ some adapters (or some simple cutting & soldering if you have the tools).
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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What are your fans, and do you need to just downvolt and forget or do you need to actually adjust on the fly?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:54 AM   #7
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They are Yate Loon 140mm medium speed fans. I would like to adjust on the fly.
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