Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Air Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 28, 2012, 11:53 AM
Sheep's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Posts: 104
Default 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!
__________________
|Asus P5Q Pro|E7400 @3.5GHz|2x2gb G.Skill PC2-6400|Sapphire HD4870|1TB WD Black|Antec 900|AXP-140 + Noctua NF-P12|M-Audio Delta 66|Samsung T220|G5|Merc Stealth|Mackie MR5|
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 28, 2012, 01:17 PM
ZZLEE's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: KANATA
Posts: 2,037

My System Specs

Default

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.
__________________
"EVGA hunted down the last dozen or so expats living in Karachi." SKY
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 28, 2012, 01:40 PM
Sheep's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Posts: 104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZLEE View Post
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!
__________________
|Asus P5Q Pro|E7400 @3.5GHz|2x2gb G.Skill PC2-6400|Sapphire HD4870|1TB WD Black|Antec 900|AXP-140 + Noctua NF-P12|M-Audio Delta 66|Samsung T220|G5|Merc Stealth|Mackie MR5|
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 28, 2012, 02:36 PM
SugarJ's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 6,071

My System Specs

Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 28, 2012, 10:19 PM
Sheep's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Posts: 104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
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!
__________________
|Asus P5Q Pro|E7400 @3.5GHz|2x2gb G.Skill PC2-6400|Sapphire HD4870|1TB WD Black|Antec 900|AXP-140 + Noctua NF-P12|M-Audio Delta 66|Samsung T220|G5|Merc Stealth|Mackie MR5|
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Y splitter Cables with G33/G31 Intel Graphics? yanhchan Display Units 4 March 25, 2011 05:39 PM
[WTB] 3-pin Fan Splitter (3-way) tragd Buy/Sell & Trade 4 September 19, 2010 12:09 PM
Fractal designe Fan splitter one 4 PIN to 16 Conectors ZZLEE Air Cooling 4 April 21, 2010 10:37 PM
[WTB] (GVR) 3 pin Y Fan Splitter & RAM Sinks jcmaz Buy/Sell & Trade 3 April 21, 2010 04:17 PM
Fan Controller : Can you use a Splitter? BobbyLou Air Cooling 5 December 8, 2009 10:57 AM