I'm looking for a decent fan controller, that displays fan RPM's and is low profile. I have a Coolermaster Cosmos case, and it's not quite friendly with the door on the front. I'm trying to build out my watercooling setup, and this is the last piece of my puzzle. 2 bay controllers are 100% out of the question. I've got 2 ROM's and a 2 bay reservoir. I'm moving my SSD out of the 5th bay to an actual HDD bay for this device.
I originally fell in love with this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
I like the features, the watts per channel, and all that fun stuff. It has great reviews and isn't expensive.
The downside.... it has knobs that I'm afraid protrude too far for the door on the case to close. I wanna say the gap between the face of a device and the door, is only 3/16", or my measure for the test was the thickness of a slim DVD case. I doubt I can mount this back in the case a smidge to allow for the knobs.
I've looked at touch screen, but I don't think I can find what I'm looking for there, either. Maybe I'm not finding the right one?
Other's that I've looked at:
- Aerocool X-Vision -- Looks cool, has great functionality, but it has a single knob on the right. I could potentially leave that one alone and let the door smack that instead. That's on the latch side of how my case is set up.
- Aerocool Touch 1000 -- Perfect.... well, almost. Single display of fan speeds, but the thing that is keeping me away from it, is the 6w max per channel. I might be putting 2 fans on one chain, and my fans are by no means weaklings. I believe they're up to 8w under full power. I don't plan on running them to the max, but you never know what I might play with. Maybe I don't get something with wattage and amperage for these things, as I haven't a clue what mine are rated at for amps.
- Aerocool 3.5" EasyWatch -- This display would be great as well, but it doesn't allow you to control fan speeds. Bah!!
- NZXT Sentry-2 -- This would be great, but it doesn't show RPM's which is a total deal breaker.
- Who knows what else I checked.
Looking for suggestions. I'm pretty open, but I don't want to spend big bucks to control my fans. I'm already dumping a lot of cash into this water system! lol
Thanks for your help!!
Looks like my Thermaltake A2029 fans are somewhere around 0.2 - 0.7 amps each. I probably run them at half power now, and hope to run them a bit quieter at times.
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