I'm looking for a cheap fan controller to control my Schythe S-Flex 1600 RPM fans.
I have 2 of these - one to cool my htpc and one to coll my reciever.
Your HTPC & your receiver? So one is a computer and the other is an AV receiver? So the fan for the receiver will be... inside it? Outside? And both fans powered by the HTPC? Will you never have the receiver on while the HTPC is off? This sounds... ill conceived, but maybe I don't have the full picture. Please elaborate.
Personally, I would not touch that other fan controller you linked. Looks like it could only be a cheap variable resistor, prone to electrical/mechanical failure at some point in the near future. The Fanmate is far more reliable, and Fanmate + splitter will be under $10 anyway -- hard to think of a cheaper solution unless you're willing to go to a fixed 5V or 7V DIY setup.
I always use my HTPC and AV receiver together.
The fans connected to the PSU so when the HTPC is on the 2 fans work.
both HTPC and AV receiver are stored in a closet so the fan is hooked to the closed.
I need a fan control with Molex connector to connect to my PSU.
Hope this clarifies things up.