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johnnyuterus December 30, 2008 10:59 PM

Wiring up case
 
I have an Antec 1200 and it has about 10 trillion fans. my question is the fans are 4 pin connectors and it seems they are stackable, so can I stack 4 or 5 of them together and connect them to one of my 4 pin psu connnectors or does each one require a seperate connection to the psu?


thanks

sswilson December 31, 2008 05:52 AM

Pass-through molex connectors are stackable, however, please define "10 trillion fans", and what PSU you are using. Most fans run between .3 & .5 A so "10 trillion" would probably overload a single 12V rail..... :)

johnnyuterus December 31, 2008 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 133100)
Pass-through molex connectors are stackable, however, please define "10 trillion fans", and what PSU you are using. Most fans run between .3 & .5 A so "10 trillion" would probably overload a single 12V rail..... :)




lol, I believe their are 6-7 fans on the case alone. im using 1000w corsair modular psu

sswilson December 31, 2008 09:42 AM

You'll be fine putting those all on the same rail. :)

S_G December 31, 2008 10:54 AM

I find these are the absolute best for dealing with fan clutter: NCIX.com - Buy GELID Solutions PWM Y Cable - Allows PWM Control of Multiple Fans From One Motherboard Header - CA-PWM In Canada..

dragoonxx December 31, 2008 12:21 PM

stock antec fans are 4 pin molex, not pwm or 3pin, so that y cable wouldn't work for his application, unless he OP replaced the fans with something either 3 pin or 4 pin PWM

S_G December 31, 2008 12:41 PM

It's pretty easy to pull off the molex connectors to attach a fan header connector.

enaberif December 31, 2008 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by S_G (Post 133182)
It's pretty easy to pull off the molex connectors to attach a fan header connector.

No its not.

Molex connector and fan connectors use two different ends.. its a whole lotta unecessary work

S_G December 31, 2008 01:41 PM

A whole lotta, maybe. Unnecessary? Never! :ph34r:

tyreman January 4, 2009 08:23 AM

I would connect them up neat and handi ty if necessary.
Just don't hookem up onto the optional case fan molex power lead coming out of the power supply if so equipped.
Some Antec PS's have that option and its not any good with tricools.


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