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5inch bay panel with Information only?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for an accessory panel to fit into a 5inch PC bay, that is only an information panel, not a fan controller. 
It'd be going in my Plex server, which is headless, so it'd be kinda nice to see temp info, HDD activity or anything similar to that, without having to log into the server. But every search I do for a panel or controller to go in a 3 or 5inch bay are all coming back as fan controllers and I don't need fan control. 

 

Any ideas? 

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Just use a fan controller but don't use the fan controlling part? Nearly all the 5.25" bay stuff out there now is excess stock from when 5.25" bays were still popular, so there isn't nearly as much variety as there used to be, and even back when it was popular I don't think I ever saw an information display that wasn't also a fan controller.


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11 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

even back when it was popular I don't think I ever saw an information display that wasn't also a fan controller.

They definetely existed, I actually still have one, though I'm not using it anymore. Here's a link to it:

https://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfa634nfaku

That's just the LCD, I guess they must have sold them separately because mine is in a housing that goes into a 5.25" bay.

@Kc7vwc I don't know if you'll be able to find a good quality screen right now, so I'd probably just get a fan controller and not use the controller part, like @BobVonBob suggested. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
27 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Just use a fan controller but don't use the fan controlling part? Nearly all the 5.25" bay stuff out there now is excess stock from when 5.25" bays were still popular, so there isn't nearly as much variety as there used to be, and even back when it was popular I don't think I ever saw an information display that wasn't also a fan controller.

My only downside to using a fan controller, is most panels I see are fixed LCD displays, that have a set layout and the fans take up a huge portion of the display. 
But yeah, I think that's the best I'll be able to do. 

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This:
https://nmediapc.com/prolcd.htm
 I own one.  It's nice.  but good luck finding one.


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