I was wondering if any one with knoledge of the Rosewill BLACKHAWK can tell me if the fans have split 3 pin molex connections or if they all have molex? From the pictures I am only seeing molex but I know there is a newer version out.
So you plugged into the mobo and fed two molex fans?
they do 3pin Y splitter cables, but you would then need more adaptors (3pin to molex) to convert from 3pin to molex, negating any saving I reckon but I can't remember ever seeing ones like you described sorry
lol what i'm planning on doing is taking the 2 front fans and the 1 stock + one i added top fan and connecting them to a fan controller. The fan controller i want though has only 3 pin connections for the fans. the reason why I want to connect them is because i want the 2 front one to work in tangent on one control channel along with the 2 top on their own channel.
So i'll have 2 fans on 1 channel for front and top. if i had a 2 molex to 3 pin adapter that would be the simplest way to connect them only using one cord.
aah, yes, fancontrollers, they all have 3pin plugs, helps them stay compact
I would suggest having one fan per channel, splitting the load would not be good for the controller, but I'll have a quick look for the needed adaptors for you,
yeah thats something i'm going to have to research because i know next to nothing about wiring. But I also know when i'm in over my head, so if i cant figure it out i'm sure i can find some one with some wiring/electrician experience.
wouldnt happen to know a sight i could go to with info on such things would ya?
I don't sorry but googles probably got a million how to guides,
the way I would identify them is as follows,
I know the wiring for a molex plug,
red 5v http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_connector for more wire info
so, you want to look at the fans and decide which is the ground and which is the positive, sometimes you can see on the pcb on the fan by each wire a- or + sign,
get a 9v battery to test with, better than risking your pc
if you want fast fan speeds, hook the positive up to the yellow 12v line, if you want quieter slow speeds use the 5v, (but as your hooking to a fan controller you want to use the 12v and use the controller to alter speeds)
once you identify them, just make sure you always connect ground to ground and pos to pos, and you'll be splicing like a boss
its basic electrical stuff, I did it by doing it and killed a few things along the way,
its fun and one of the most simple mods, once you've done it you'll wonder why you were ever worried