Maybe he actualy turns his computer off?
We have a winner folks! lol yes people as unbelievable as it sounds I do turn my computer off at night. Not only that, but I don't sleep in the same room as my main computer because it's mainly my 'business' computer but I use it for personal use obviously too.
what exactly did you use, fan-wise? what controller exactly did you use, and how much did all this cost...? whats the biggest fan i can buy that will run on 3-pin?
If you look at my second reply at the bottom I say what kind of fan Controller I'm using. A Sunbeam Rheobus and I couldn't be happier. It controls ALL of them no problem. The CPU's Tornado is on channel 1. The two fans (120mm and 80mm) on top of the case are on channel 2. The 3 fans for the HD's, (2 front 1 side 80mm) are on channel 3 and the two stacked rear exhaust 80mm's are on channel 4. PSU's can't be controlled. All of those fans are just generic fans except for the Tornado. One of the stacked ones has an LED in it...this fan came with the case..the fan I stacked on top of it I spliced the wire into the wire that the LED Fan gets it's power from so essentially they run off the same power line...that fan came from an old PSU.....after I had stacked those fans I went crazy and did this mod. All other fans are just generic ones ordered from SVC except the coolermaster jet which is actually a heatsink and fan
the heatsink is in my secondary computer but I have a much better heatsink in here now so used the jet fan for my mod. You can also buy those blower fans seperately at SVC hence that's what I did by adding that second clear blower on the left.
This all cost about $100 I laid down strictly on supplies I need for cooling.
That cost included getting the SLK-900A, the Coolermaster Clear Blower (already had the jet), 4 80mm fans, 1 120mm fan, the Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller, a crap load of 3pin extensions, 3pin to 4pin convertors and vice versa. Had also bought Ram Heatspreaders at that time which was in the $100, a couple grills, and a 'VGA CHIPST COOLER IN ONE!" which has a small VGA Fan that was PERFECT for my secondary computers GF2 card
as it had NO heatsink at all prior so having that little fan is nice. Then I took the remaining little heatsinks usually for your NB and SB and put those on my current graphics card..on the memory....Oh and about $10 for the lapping kit I used to lap the heatsink.
As long as your PSU can handle the wattage and the +12v the fan needs to run you can have any fan running off a 3pin. Like I said. All my fans are controlled by the sunbeam...one channel has multiple fans on it besides the CPU and it runs them perfectly.
EDIT: Oh yeah, you can see in the picture that I cut out the back grill that's basically 'built' into your case. This reduces the noise that a fan makes muchless two fans stacked on one another. This way you won't hear as much of a whine and it basically becomes non-existant. The Tornado is the most predominate sound in the case...next are those two stacked fans or the coolermaster jet...both are pretty loud...the other blower actually isn't as loud as the jet. The 120mm and 80mm on top wind up when the computer first starts, but if you keep their speed halfway you don't hear those either