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Old December 30, 2008, 10:59 PM
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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?


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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..... :)
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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
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Old December 31, 2008, 09:42 AM
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You'll be fine putting those all on the same rail. :)
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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..
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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
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It's pretty easy to pull off the molex connectors to attach a fan header connector.
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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
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A whole lotta, maybe. Unnecessary? Never!
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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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