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Old 01-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently installed a ThermalTake Frio into a Corsair 600T case. The Frio comes with (2) 120mm fans that each have a tiny / short fan controller knob on them to lower or higher the RPM's. This might be a nice touch, however the wire on this controllers is so incredibly short, that I need to basically stick my hand inside the case / over the cooler itself to turn the tiny knobs up and down.

So I'd like to know if there is a PCI SLOT Fan controller, either single, dual or multi that might work for me? So I can hook up the two cooler fans to this PCI SLOT controller and be able to turn the fans up and down without having to fuss inside the case?

Thanks!

EDIT: It also needs to be 3 pin.

This should work right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811996023
http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?...&type=overview

Also, would I just connect the 2 (120mm) fans on the cooler to this controller and (NOT) to the motherboard (cpu fan) connection?
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Can get something simple as this: Sunbeam PCI Fan Controller at Xoxide!
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Default Re: Fan Controller Suggestions / help

Ok so I ordered the PCI Fan controller that I linked.

Now do I just connect the two 120mm's on the cooler to the controller? Not connected to the motherboard? How is this supposed to be done?
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You should plug the fans into the controller and the controller plugs into a 4-pin molex on the power supply. You'll need to turn-off the cpu fan monitoring in the bios.
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right! good call. This is why I asked this question. I figured without the CPU fan plugged in the post might give me errors. I will look at the bios to turn off monitoring. Thanks Slaymate!
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you can also use a few of these to control more fans.

Newegg.com - Link Depot 3 Pin Fan Power Y Cable Model POW-ADT-3PY
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