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Sheep August 28, 2012 11:53 AM

3 pin fan splitter cables, or fan splitter station (bitspower, fractal etc)?
 
Wonder what would be the better choice? I don't need a controller, as the noise level won't bother me with these fans running max speed (combination of bitfenix pro 120s, fractal 140s, and noctua p12). I just need more 12v connectors. Which is the better way to go? I'm running a Carbide 500R, and I'm replacing the 3 stock LED fans, and I've added 2 top 140s (fractals) plus a second window 120 (noctua). I've heard the stock fans use a special connector that doesn't accept regular 3 pin fan cables, so I'm checking in advance before I start pulling stuff out.

Thanks!

ZZLEE August 28, 2012 01:17 PM

are any of the fans PWM ( 4 pin ) ??

In my 400R Im running 4 pin PWM fans on a fan splitters from my motherboard.

This : Canada Computers | Cooling | GELID PWM 1-to-4 Splitter (CA-PWM-03) -- connect up to 4 PWM fans to CPU socket

Or this :Canada Computers | Cooling | GELID PWM Y Cable (CA-PWM-01) -- connect 2 PWM fans to CPU socket

the two way splitter allows two fans with one reporting PWM speeds

I have not used the 4 way yet
Powers by Molex and has PWM reporter to motherboard.

Sheep August 28, 2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZZLEE (Post 651851)
are any of the fans PWM ( 4 pin ) ??

In my 400R Im running 4 pin PWM fans on a fan splitters from my motherboard.

This : Canada Computers | Cooling | GELID PWM 1-to-4 Splitter (CA-PWM-03) -- connect up to 4 PWM fans to CPU socket

Or this :Canada Computers | Cooling | GELID PWM Y Cable (CA-PWM-01) -- connect 2 PWM fans to CPU socket

the two way splitter allows two fans with one reporting PWM speeds

I have not used the 4 way yet
Powers by Molex and has PWM reporter to motherboard.

None of the fans are 4 pin. I just need more 12v spots. 4 120s, 1 140. I might be okay with 1 3 split cable. I guess I'll have to pull it apart first haha.

Thanks!

SugarJ August 28, 2012 02:36 PM

This is what I use to power all fans and lights in my system. Bitspower X-STATION POWER-EXTENSION I - Male Version 4PIN Molex to Power Distribution Board - Red - Bitspower - BP-XSP1M-RD

Sheep August 28, 2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 651875)

Yeah that's what I saw.

Turns out with just scissors I had my fan connectors ready to work in the corsair connectors. Now I want to redo the cable management :\.

Thanks guys!


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