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November 10, 2013 5:48:14 PM

how do i connect more chassis fans to my Motherboard as it has only 1 slot for 3 pin fan. My Motherboard is asus A85XM-A
November 10, 2013 5:58:27 PM

Pro Ripper said:
how do i connect more chassis fans to my Motherboard as it has only 1 slot for 3 pin fan.


Something like this item sold at Newegg might be helpful, this gives you two connectors from one motherboard connection. You may find one that splits and gives you more. Heres a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 10, 2013 6:02:50 PM

If it has a four pin connector available, you can use that, the guide pin will be in the right place. There are dozens of adapters out there to let you convert a standard 4 pin Aux power connector into multiple 3-pin fan connectors or adapters to convert the single 3 pin you have into 2 or more fan connectors.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/c121/s424/list/p1/F...
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November 10, 2013 6:07:38 PM

Truckinupga said:
Pro Ripper said:
how do i connect more chassis fans to my Motherboard as it has only 1 slot for 3 pin fan.


Something like this item sold at Newegg might be helpful, this gives you two connectors from one motherboard connection. You may find one that splits and gives you more. Heres a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


so this cable routes power from motherboard to 2 other fans ?

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November 10, 2013 6:11:56 PM
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Pro Ripper said:
Truckinupga said:
Pro Ripper said:
how do i connect more chassis fans to my Motherboard as it has only 1 slot for 3 pin fan.


Something like this item sold at Newegg might be helpful, this gives you two connectors from one motherboard connection. You may find one that splits and gives you more. Heres a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


so this cable routes power from motherboard to 2 other fans ?


Yes it does, and keeps the fans at the same RPM.

a b V Motherboard
November 10, 2013 6:15:19 PM

Pro Ripper said:
Truckinupga said:
Pro Ripper said:
how do i connect more chassis fans to my Motherboard as it has only 1 slot for 3 pin fan.


Something like this item sold at Newegg might be helpful, this gives you two connectors from one motherboard connection. You may find one that splits and gives you more. Heres a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


so this cable routes power from motherboard to 2 other fans ?


These give you a cheaper option with the ability to connect more fans..but I think it connects straight to the power supply, which means the fans connected to these will be running full speed all the time. Some fans have a lower rotation speed at full volt so this setup works for some people (if noise is an issue). Any fans you use a splitter for on the motherboard will be controlled by the temps in your case
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November 10, 2013 6:18:02 PM

avjguy2362 said:
If it has a four pin connector available, you can use that, the guide pin will be in the right place. There are dozens of adapters out there to let you convert a standard 4 pin Aux power connector into multiple 3-pin fan connectors or adapters to convert the single 3 pin you have into 2 or more fan connectors.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/c121/s424/list/p1/F...


I dont have have any 4 pin Aux power connector on my motherboard
a b V Motherboard
November 10, 2013 6:28:40 PM

The 4 Pin Aux power connectors come from you PS and you should have at least 4. There are also lots of front panel 5 1/4" Bay adapters that will give you 4 to 6 fan speed controls and temp sensors too!!!!
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/c17/s286/list/p1/Fa...
November 10, 2013 6:43:41 PM

Thank you guys for your replies
November 10, 2013 6:45:12 PM

Pro Ripper said:
Thank you guys for your replies


Your welcome I hope you found your solution, I was happy to pitch in.
Update-Just discovered you chose my answer, Thank you for the pick.

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