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Old September 8, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Well I recently purchased a new MB (Asus M4A87TD/USB3 w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, USB3.0, PCI-E x16 at Memory Express Computers)
Now my issue is that I used to have power pins for my CPU fan, My rear case fan led, my front case fan led, and the light on my cpu cooler fan. Now that I have moved to a new MB I have noticed that I only have 3 areas which I can hook up a fan for power. Now I have also moved to an H70 CPU cooler, which alone takes 3 of these areas to run the two fans and the pump. I was curious if there is another way to get power in order to run even one led fan in my case. Now I don't necessarily need an led fan in my case, but hey, I like colourful things!
If not, then oh well, looks like Im outta luck, but I thought I would ask anyways :P
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Old September 8, 2010, 10:53 AM
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A fan controller is the best idea of all. If you don't mind noise then buy molex to 3 pin adatpter and stick the fan to the PSU, they will run 100% all the time so that's why i ask if you mind noise:P

Here are few option.

NCIX.com - Buy Fractal Design PCI-MOUNTED Fan Power Splitter - Converts One 4PIN Molex to 16 Connectors - 5321185 In Canada.
Here is a cheap solution but I can't tell you it will work since I never tried it.
Newegg.ca - Rosewill 12" PWM Splitter Model RCW-FPS-401
And for the fan controller...find the one you love:P
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Old September 8, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Molex to PSU or 3 Pin / 4 Pin "Y" Adapters...no biggie to run 2 Fans off of 1 Mobo Header....
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Old September 8, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Most of those fan plugs would work with a standard molex -> fan adapter, and those adapters generally have the ability to daisy chain so you'd also only need one open molex. You could also consider a fan controller, and/or they do make molex -> multiple fan circuit boards (unfortunately I wasn't able to find one to link to though).

NCIX.com - Buy Works Molex 4 Pin to 3 Pin Male Fan Power Adapter Cable - CB-34 In Canada.

edit: Damn... double ninja'd... and the first post even has a link to what took me so long looking for.... ;)

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A fan controller is the best idea of all. If you don't mind noise then buy molex to 3 pin adatpter and stick the fan to the PSU, they will run 100% all the time so that's why i ask if you mind noise:P

Here are few option.

NCIX.com - Buy Fractal Design PCI-MOUNTED Fan Power Splitter - Converts One 4PIN Molex to 16 Connectors - 5321185 In Canada.
Here is a cheap solution but I can't tell you it will work since I never tried it.
Newegg.ca - Rosewill 12" PWM Splitter Model RCW-FPS-401
And for the fan controller...find the one you love:P
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Old September 8, 2010, 11:30 AM
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edit: Damn... double ninja'd... and the first post even has a link to what took me so long looking for.... ;)

wasn't able to find it on NCIX so I search on new egg and took like...3 second The newegg one is also nice since it allow PWM and fan control
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Nice! thanks guys! this is a massive help

One last thing, any fan controllers you guys would recommend?
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Old September 8, 2010, 11:33 AM
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I pretty like these , and the Sunbeam Rheobus extreme if you need 6 fan.

NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Kaze Master Ace 5.25IN Bay 4 Fan Controller Black with Temperature and Fan Alarm - KM02-BK In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Lamptron FAN-ATIC 5.25IN Bay 5 Channel Fan Controller Blue LED Military Switch 60W Per Channel - FAN-ATIC-BLACK In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Scythe KM03 Kaze Master Pro 5.25IN Bay 6 Channel Fan Controller with Temperature and Fan Alarm Black - KM03-BK In Canada.
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Thanks again guys!
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no prob and welcome on the forum;) Sorry I forget to tell it in previous post:P
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