The last time I built a PC, I added some plain old single-speed 80mm cooling fans to my case. Nowadays, it seems that 120mm is the preferred size (my new Antec 1100 mid-plus tower case will also have a 200mm top cooling fan built-in), plus some fans now come with various levels of speed adjustment.
I think the TriCool fans have a switch allowing you to manually set them at one of three possible speeds. Can the speed of these fans also be controlled by software, such as SPEEDFAN? If yes, does it matter how I connect power to the fans (motherboard pins vs power supply cables)?
Have also heard about Antec TwoCool fans, but don't know much about them. How do you set whether they run at low speed versus high speed? Is it a manual control? If yes, can their speed also be controled by software, such as SPEEDFAN?
Or, is it better to stick with traditional single speed case cooling fans?
Edited by Torvald, 19 September 2012 - 03:42 PM.