Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: HELP! Looking for 3.5" fan controller/card reader!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,688
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    512
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    114
    Thanked in
    86 Posts

    Default HELP! Looking for 3.5" fan controller/card reader!

    Ok.. I'm working on my MicroFly and I have two 5.25" bays and one 3.5" bay. The two 5.25" bays are taken.

    I want a card reader in the front, but I also want to be able to control the two case fans.

    I can find a 3.5" bay device w/ card reader, fan controller, USB ports and audio jacks... but I don't need all of that!

    You would think with most cases coming with front USB and audio, they quit putting those on drive bay devices!!!!

    Thermaltake makes one that's just a fan controller and card reader, but it's 5.25" bay.

    I was thinking about modding my case to accept some knobs, but I'm not sure if I can give the case a finished look.

    One solution was to pop out the front audio jacks (don't need them) and put fan controller knobs through the holes. But then I need a fan controller with the knob situated to where I can stick it through the hole (picture the Zalman fan mate, but with the knob on the end.)

    The other option was just putting a fan controller in an internal hard drive bay and then drilling out the bezel for the knobs of the fan controller. My big problem with this is giving the bezel a "finished" look, but I was thinking I might be able to put grommets around my holes. Not sure about this option.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    In yer 'fridge, eatin' yer pizza
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I have a suggestion. How about an MCubed T-Balancer for fan control and temp monitoring via USB and use a standard 3.5" bay card reader? It's an expensive option I know but it would be easier to integrate into your case.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,688
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    512
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    114
    Thanked in
    86 Posts

    Default

    That's cool. But I think it's not quite what I need.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Brussels, Belgium
    Posts
    150
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I looked for 3,5 bays with fan+card readers and I could not find any, not even one with everything included. the best I could find was 3 fans + 2 usb + firewire + audio.

    Does it cost so much more than you want a simpler one Jonny ? I mean the one with the USB + fans + card reader + etc... or is it just plain ugly :-D
    [ Soltek SL-75JV // AMD Athlon XP 1460 MHz (13x112) 1.65v // 896MB SDRAM 145MHz 2-2-2-6// FX5200 AGP4x// S-B X-Fi // Quantum Fireball 40GB hdd 4500rpm // 250 W psu ] R.I.P.
    current pc

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    In yer 'fridge, eatin' yer pizza
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    That's cool. But I think it's not quite what I need.
    Overkill huh? At least it'll do what you need and does exist. Logisys (I believe) has one with 2 fans and a card reader but it's also got front audio and USB jacks. Dunno boss, it's a tall order.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,688
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    512
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    114
    Thanked in
    86 Posts

    Default

    Yeah. Might have to pick up the phone and call TAIWAN for that one!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Best way to connect "power hugry card" on a tiny Corsair AX860i
    By sblantipodi in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2015, 02:18 PM
  2. Moving XP from SiL Controller to VIA Controller PCI SATA Cards
    By bigbadger in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2009, 02:50 PM
  3. "Fhy" caps, "AT2005" PWM controller, CWT's PSH & DSH
    By Travis in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-31-2008, 11:24 PM
  4. PCI sata controller card disppear from device mgr
    By lin in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-19-2007, 11:39 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-29-2007, 01:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •