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Replacing Molex Fan Connectors

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October 5, 2011 1:18:31 AM

Hello all!

I recently purchased an Antec 902, and I have one major [remaining] complaint about it: it's got Molex connectors for the 4 default fans, and they are rather annoying to manage. The cables are short; the Molex connectors are wide; and when I try to stick them in the back of the case, sometimes they turn sideways and make it hard to shut the side panel.

So I want to make my own connectors. In addition, I want to buy/make a narrow 4-way splitter. I'll secure the splitter to the back of the case, plug all four fans into the splitter, and have a splitter plug into the power supply. That's the plan.

The problem is that I can't seem to find any 4-way splitters. Any ideas of where to get a 4-way splitter, with 4 corresponding 2-wire connectors? A coaxial splitter would probably be even better--but the only ones I can find are for cable television, and are not meant to be used as 15W 5V power dividers...

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October 5, 2011 5:00:10 AM

I strongly recommend this video from TJ Harlow(an Antec modder) for how to create a terminal block for the Antec 1200(the bigger version of your 902)

http://www.youtube.com/user/tjharlow#p/search/0/nE9ejfl...
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October 6, 2011 2:28:24 AM

Thanks! I never knew about terminal blocks and quick connectors, so this is something I'm going to consider. I think I can pull this off--except that I don't like double-sided tape, so I may have to come up with a better way of attaching the terminal block to the side. :) 
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October 6, 2011 4:20:12 AM

I'm glad it helped. It looks relatively simple. I was considering doing it in my 1200
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October 12, 2011 11:56:23 PM

Best answer selected by olego.
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October 13, 2011 12:16:31 AM

Have you done it yet?
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July 27, 2012 11:32:29 PM

Is there another video of this tutorial?

I really want to do this in my case, but I have never done terminal wiring before, and the video channel on youtube is gone.. I'll never find a tutorial :( 
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