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Old December 19, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Well basically what I am doing is installing a Arctic Cooling S1 Plus onto my 6870 with a couple of 90mm fans attached to it. I was hoping to have some quick access knobs to adjust it. I've seen several single fan controllers for the pci bracket but nothing that has multiples. I don't really want to have the wires across my case to the front if I can avoid it. The 3 fan ports on my mobo are used up by the fans on my heatsink and my spotcool fan over my ram. I guess I can buy one of those single fan controllers and a splitter but am unsure if that will provide full power to the fans or force them to run at half power?
A splitter puts your fans in parallel with each other and Voltage in a parallel DC cct is constant so it'll run them full out rather than running at "half power". What will happen is that the current draw (Amps) though the switch will be doubled, however you should be fine with only two fans on a single switch as most switches are rated for 1A and most fans draw under .5A . (That's a generalisation so don't quote me.... ;) ).
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