thanks for the tips.
LoneWolf wrote:I've not seen a speed-monitoring 3-wire model yet
here's the Panaflo, with a 3-wire:http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 014&depa=0
LoneWolf wrote:It's convenient for a CPU fan, but I don't like powering high-end fans of the mainboard for the most part, if they draw more than a certain amperage you place strain on the mainboard, which can affect stability, or cause a fan header to burn out.
makes sense, but i'm confused. so fans you would
power off the motherboard are CPU fans only, not case fans, is that it? but what about "high power" cpu fans? or did you talk about case fans only when saying "high-end fans" ?
LoneWolf wrote:Temp-controlled fans have a thermistor wired to them. They'll vary in speed depending on the temperature of your inside case. If you're looking for quiet this can be good, but it results in less airflow unless you have the sensors placed in warm locations. I'd avoid them, especially if you're already overclocking any part of your system.
what i don't understand is where's the thermistor?
here's a pic of Vantec ThermoFlow (from newegg):
is the thermistor built into the fan itself? (doesn't make sense really) or is it at the end of some kind of wire that plugs into the fan??? i don't see such a connection.
EDIT: OK after reading some user reviews at newegg, it appears as if the sensor is in the fan itself ("a thermal controlled fan that had the sensor in the air path and not at the end of a wire"). makes some sense LOL
also, what's your opinions on Enermax fans?
it appears that some people like them better than the Vantecs. they're a little cheaper too.
and they have a model that has the temp probe not inside the fan itself.