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Lamptron CW611 Review

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Corky42 3rd July 2013, 12:24 Quote
Cant beat a nice fan controller for a bit of bling, using software can be a PITA.
Would love to see more good 3.5″ sized controllers, put those redundant floppy drive bays to good use. But i guess an extra 2 odd inches makes all the difference.
The_Crapman 3rd July 2013, 12:54 Quote
Thats what she said.....
Corky42 3rd July 2013, 13:55 Quote
And they say size doesn't matter, blooming lairs :'(
SXRguyinMA 3rd July 2013, 14:04 Quote
No info on the control board circuitry? No close-ups of the components? Review seems thoroughly unfinished. Couple that with all of the ridiculous ads and bit-tech is going downhill FAST.
Parge 3rd July 2013, 14:14 Quote
Hmmm. Personally I'd rather go with the BigNG - software controlled and waaaay more in depth customization - not only that it costs a tenner less (though you don't get a screen)
gcwebbyuk 3rd July 2013, 15:08 Quote
I've been having issues with recent fan controllers (Corsair Link, NZXT Sentry Mix) and older fans. The new type of controllers seem to use a version of PWM rather than resistence. This causes old fans to click or tick. It would have been nice for this review to state what type of control this uses - or did I miss it?
Luciel 3rd July 2013, 15:39 Quote
The CW611 is not PWM gcwebbyuk
gcwebbyuk 3rd July 2013, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Luciel
The CW611 is not PWM gcwebbyuk

Can you confirm it works with all fans? I mainly use Scythe S-Flex E.
Combatus 3rd July 2013, 16:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA
No info on the control board circuitry? No close-ups of the components? Review seems thoroughly unfinished. Couple that with all of the ridiculous ads and bit-tech is going downhill FAST.

The vast majority of our readers are only concerned with the product's features and how well it works when it comes to fan controllers and if you'd bother to click through to the larger image of the PCB you'd get a close up anyway. We haven't gone into specific circuitry details on any fan controller review that I can remember so there's no hill to go down tbh.
Combatus 3rd July 2013, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Luciel
The CW611 is not PWM gcwebbyuk

Can you confirm it works with all fans? I mainly use Scythe S-Flex E.

It will work with any 3 or 4-pin fan so long as it doesn't have a 4-pin molex connector.
siliconfanatic 3rd July 2013, 16:34 Quote
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AlphaAngel 3rd July 2013, 16:34 Quote
I was looking on Lamptron's partner section on the forum and came across this. It is difficult to find a nice looking and functional fan controller for more than 5 fans so I was very interested in this. I'm glad it got a decent score, I think I have found the fan controller for my upcoming build.

However, I am also very interested in their FC Touch, any chance of a review of this too?
siliconfanatic 3rd July 2013, 16:37 Quote
Unfortunately I'm gonna need about twice the channels for what I've got in store. Still a good controller though.
Luciel 3rd July 2013, 16:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by gcwebbyuk
Can you confirm it works with all fans? I mainly use Scythe S-Flex E.

As long as the amount of fans you use per channel do not go over 36w/2.5A, yes.
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Originally Posted by Combatus
It will work with any 3 or 4-pin fan so long as it doesn't have a 4-pin molex connector.

This is correct, the fan connecters do not have surrounding plastic precisely so you can use 4pin (PWM) fans, you just leave the pwm pin out of the equation and let the CW611 do the controlling for you based on temps. While not the best solution remember that even with a 4-pin molex you can use a molex to 3pin adaptor to use the fan.
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Originally Posted by siliconfanatic
Unfortunately I'm gonna need about twice the channels for what I've got in store. Still a good controller though.

How many fans did you have in mind using and what fans? Remember you can use splitters as long as the combination of fans does not go over 36w/2.5A per channel :)
siliconfanatic 3rd July 2013, 17:38 Quote
Gentle typhoons for the most part. If that goes too far over budget I'll end up getting Sickleflows and removing the led's. And counting the radiators in push/pull, and the case fans, I'd say about 20 fans, Give or take two.
Luciel 3rd July 2013, 18:28 Quote
Tell you what, tell me the specific model and I´ll look in to it for you :)
phuzz 3rd July 2013, 18:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA
Couple that with all of the ridiculous ads and bit-tech is going downhill FAST.
Ridiculous ads? Oh, you must be one of those weirdos who don't use an adblocker. How quaint ;)
Blackshark 3rd July 2013, 19:44 Quote
Well for me I think the review is spot on. Its a fan controller, looks nice, customisable, very good load per channel.... Not sure that indepth ripping the PCB to bits and putting up pictures of the traces would help IMO SX'what ever your name is'.

Beautiful and well engineered. If I ever get back in to watercooling, will certainly consider one of these.
AlienwareAndy 3rd July 2013, 20:44 Quote
I look at the screen and I'm right back on my Atari playing Asteroids :D
Bloody_Pete 3rd July 2013, 21:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by siliconfanatic
Gentle typhoons for the most part. If that goes too far over budget I'll end up getting Sickleflows and removing the led's. And counting the radiators in push/pull, and the case fans, I'd say about 20 fans, Give or take two.

I think you're doing it wrong...
Parge 3rd July 2013, 22:25 Quote
20 fans? Erm I don't need even a third of that number in my rig.
The_Crapman 3rd July 2013, 23:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by siliconfanatic
Gentle typhoons for the most part. If that goes too far over budget I'll end up getting Sickleflows and removing the led's. And counting the radiators in push/pull, and the case fans, I'd say about 20 fans, Give or take two.
Jesus titty f'ing christ! And i thought i was using a lot with 9. ha ha.
fathazza 3rd July 2013, 23:59 Quote
60 quid seems pretty blooming steep for a fan controller if you ask me
fluxtatic 4th July 2013, 09:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
20 fans? Erm I don't need even a third of that number in my rig.

Word. I'm at 1/10 what siliconfanatic has in mind. When I get around to spending the money, I'll be at 1/5. No rush, though - the single 120mm intake and the 140mm in the roof are handling temps just fine.
ya93sin 4th July 2013, 11:46 Quote
I have the predecessor to this in my rig and I have to say these fan controllers are - excuse the pun - fantastic.
I think my case didn't lend itself to low noise levels, even with Noctua fans, the actual fan controller is brilliant though, everything still works and the interface is so easy to use.
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