Looking for a quality 5.25" PWM Fan/EKWB Pump controll

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by meltdowner, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. meltdowner

    meltdowner [H]Lite

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    I have 2 custom loops in my system, one for Graphics Card and one for the CPU.

    My current Fan controller doesnt have enough ports for the pumps and all my fans. In total, 8 fans and 2 pumps so 10 PWM devices.

    I'd like to have two of the case fans to be controlled by the motherboard so that leaves me to manually control the pumps and remaining 6 fans.

    Any advice on controllers? I really hate anything that is a touch screen. Knobs are best.
     
  2. doyll

    doyll Kyle's Thermocouple is HOT

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  3. VanGoghComplex

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    Can confirm. It's a smart controller that connects via USB, and you can configure with a very capable software tool. Once configured, if you like, you can uninstall the software and disconnect the USB - the unit retains your configuration and will work independently of any OS.

    The 6 has four headers, but they're 2.5a apiece and won't flinch at driving multiple fans on a splitter.
     
  4. cyberguyz

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    Watched their demo video. Those poor D5s!! Ouch! It is one badass controller for sure. Just wish I had the Trump's bucks to buy it.
    It costs almost as much as all the custom loop parts together $315 CA on amazon.ca.
     
  5. VanGoghComplex

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    Wow, is that for the 6 LT? Or for the one with the screen?

    The Aquaero LT is the version with no LCD screen. About $105 USD from Performance-PCs, though I don't know how much more it'll cost shipped to Canada.

    Frankly, IMHO, the screen is a waste of money - the software configuration interface is so powerful and flexible, it represents a good chunk of the value of an Aquaero. I'd never want to try configuring one with an LCD and buttons.
     
  6. doyll

    doyll Kyle's Thermocouple is HOT

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    Couldn't agree more. Aquaero 5 and new even better 6 both have so many functions/features it would be near impossible to setup and use or even monitor what's going on in the tiny screens in the 5.25" bay models. If using the 5LT with many variable voltage fans get it's optional heatsink. The 5.25" models comes with the heatsink and 6LT is digital so no heat issue to worry about
     
  7. VanGoghComplex

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    Worth noting that they do make a beautiful anodized aluminum heatsink for the 6LT, and at around $15 I'm surprised they didn't just make it a part of the 6LT package. I bought one just for eye candy in a place that's not even visible on my case - because I am a rational and responsible adult.
     
  8. cyberguyz

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    Yeah that was for the 6 Pro. The LT shipped (FedEx) to Canada is $132 USD ($172 CAD). The software looks great of that and to me that is the most valuable part since I like to use my motherboard sensors to control the fans & pump. I would need to find a place to mount the board though since it is just a bare board with standoffs.