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Plugging 3 pin fans to molex?

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September 30, 2012 7:36:59 PM

So I plan to get some 3 pin case fans. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O8I474/ref=ox_sc_a...

The thing is, I don't have enough connectors on the motherboard to plug them in.

I was wondering if it is possible to strip the wires open on the fan wires and pop those wires on the molex of my PSU?
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September 30, 2012 9:02:24 PM

I wouldn't do that. I would either purchase one that has a molex connector or one that comes with a 3-pin-molex-adaptor.
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October 1, 2012 7:07:33 AM

Gotta agree with Danny here, that sounds like a bad idea. A better idea would be a fan power distribution strip like this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14663/ele-989/4-Pin_P...
that you plug a single molex into and run up to 3 each 3 pin fans from - they make bigger strips also
Or another option would be a molex to three pin cable like this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14663/ele-989/4-Pin_P...
for consideration
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October 1, 2012 7:49:19 AM

Or a 3 pin Y splitter!
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October 1, 2012 7:55:12 AM

your options are:


1. Molex to fan pin convertor
2. buy a fan with a molex connector
3. pin splitters
4. 5.25 bay fan controller
5. pci-e backplate controller
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