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July 22, 2013 8:14:25 PM

I'm planning on buying this fan splitter.
I also plan on buying this motherboard and this PSU.

My question is, will I have the connector necessary to use the fan splitter? I know I need a 4-pin connector from the PSU but looking at the details of the PSU, I only have one fixed 4+4pin ATX 12V/EPS 12V. Do I need to use this connector on the motherboard or am I free to use it with the splitter?

Thanks in advance!
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a c 120 V Motherboard
July 22, 2013 8:18:44 PM

The 4 pin molex connectors are a standard for ALL power supplies currently on the market(the cable is shown on the images that newegg has as well).

The board will have no effect in this case since the fan splitter is run off the power supply it self.

Please remember, you will not get fan speed control with this device. While you can add a high powered controller in front of it, on its own, it will be full blast.
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July 22, 2013 8:22:28 PM

nukemaster said:
The 4 pin molex connectors are a standard for ALL power supplies currently on the market.

The board will have no effect in this case since the fan splitter is run off the power supply it self.

Please remember, you will not get fan speed control with this device. While you can add a high powered controller in front of it, on its own, it will be full blast.


Firstly, thanks for the reply! But will I be able to use the one 4-pin connector I have for the fan splitter? Or do I HAVE to connect it the mobo?
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a c 79 ) Power supply
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July 22, 2013 8:46:28 PM

You have more than one type of "4 pin" connector.

You have a 4+4 that is for powering the cpu, older boards had only 4 so this 4+4 splits to fit older or lower powered boards. When used on a modern board they lock into one another and become and 8 pin(not to be confused with a video card 6+2 that is another type of 8 pin.).

Here is an image of the cables you may see and what they are for. This is from neweggs own image of the power supply you linked.


The other 4 pin connector is the one used by older hard drives and many fan controllers(but i am sure that will change in the future).

So the MB will have its own power from both the 24 pin ATX connector and the 4+4 pin cpu power and the fan splitter will get power from a single Molex(Molex is a brand, I think it is technically called an LP4 connector :p  ) connector.
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July 22, 2013 8:57:11 PM

nukemaster said:
You have more than one type of "4 pin" connector.

You have a 4+4 that is for powering the cpu, older boards had only 4 so this 4+4 splits to fit older or lower powered boards. When used on a modern board they lock into one another and become and 8 pin(not to be confused with a video card 6+2 that is another type of 8 pin.).

Here is an image of the cables you may see and what they are for. This is from neweggs own image of the power supply you linked.


The other 4 pin connector is the one used by older hard drives and many fan controllers(but i am sure that will change in the future).

So the MB will have its own power from both the 24 pin ATX connector and the 4+4 pin cpu power and the fan splitter will get power from a single Molex(Molex is a brand, I think it is technically called an LP4 connector :p  ) connector.


Thanks a bunch Nukemaster! This definitely answered my question :) 
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July 22, 2013 8:59:29 PM

glad i could help.
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