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Ok so I have printed out a backets for taking 120 mm Fans and stacking them in a 2 by 2 set up. SO I am going to use them as an area fan around the computer and not for cooling the computer. Next I am going to use the QL series fans. So if I but a set of three QLs they come with a RGB controller for iCUE but what about PVM control? Power wise for this I will power externally for the fans and the controller(s). I know I will have to run the Lighting control back insdie the case so that iCUE can see this or by USB.

So does Corsair sell PWM controller that will allow for 4 fans? I know I could buy another Commander but does Corsair have a part number and price for PWM control? If not Corsair then who?

 

Any ideas please free to suggest......

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So Corsair doesnt sell one that I can use. Just use the RGB controller by Crosair to control the lights on the fans.

 

I will look into either Purchasing a PVM controller or make my own. I would really prefer a PVM with a digital knob or rheostat for speed control. I have seen a few of the DIY's since I enjoy a challenge. Heck most of my 3000 Square foot Model Railroad has alot of self built circuitry and stuff on it. So doing the PVM control would be fun....

 

Thank you...

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Maybe setting up a fan curve controlled by one of the thermistor inputs..

.. and hook up a potentiometer to said input, say 20kohms

Then you can trick the CoPro with any temperature to vary fan RPM :)

 

I too am working on a desk fan with my leftover corsair devices, a few HD fans and a copro. Still have to do some dumpster diving to find a pot, and some pin headers. It's pretty fun actually

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Maybe setting up a fan curve controlled by one of the thermistor inputs..

.. and hook up a potentiometer to said input, say 20kohms

Then you can trick the CoPro with any temperature to vary fan RPM :)

 

I too am working on a desk fan with my leftover corsair devices, a few HD fans and a copro. Still have to do some dumpster diving to find a pot, and some pin headers. It's pretty fun actually

 

You don't have to "trick" the CoPro to do that. That's exactly what it does. If you have a fan curve based on one of the include thermistors, it'll run the curve in hardware - whether iCUE is running or not.

 

No trickery required.

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You don't have to "trick" the CoPro to do that. That's exactly what it does. If you have a fan curve based on one of the include thermistors, it'll run the curve in hardware - whether iCUE is running or not.

 

No trickery required.

 

I know. the trick is using a potentiometer instead of a thermistor, to have manual control on a device that doesn't have it when running without icue.

Haven't tested it yet but it's going to be a fun one

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