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April 21, 2012 8:40:49 AM

My build is done and I want to work on cooling now. My MB has 4 pin connectors scattered throughout the board.

I was wondering if there are any adapters available that will link my fans to one power connector on the board, along with a good external fan controller. My goal is to have fans in similar areas within the case linked to the same connection instead of having wires all over the place and board. Thanks!
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 21, 2012 9:38:43 AM

You can often daisy chain case fans onto one motherboard header.

Can your case fan connectors plug into each other?


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a c 104 ) Power supply
April 21, 2012 9:40:18 AM

You don't want to have all your fans powered off the same motherboard socket, two maximum imo **Edit, off the same plug I meant**
there are plenty of fan adaptors out there though
I'd get a fancontroller,
you plug your fans into those and power that from the psu, plenty of power for all fans and you can alter the speeds as desired,
check your countries modding sites for various options though, including the fan splitters you were first after
Moto
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April 24, 2012 7:38:34 AM

WR2 said:
You can often daisy chain case fans onto one motherboard header.

Can your case fan connectors plug into each other?


Yep, the two in front of my case (on the face of the case) are "daisy chained" and powered by a legacy connector. Where can I find these daisy chain links for either 3 or 4 sockets. I think i'll look into a fan controller. Any suggestions?
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April 24, 2012 7:41:31 AM

Perfect I found some extension 4 pins, now just need recommendation on a fan controller $25-49.99 range would be ideal. Along with some 120-140mm case fans. (2-4)
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May 1, 2012 2:36:23 AM

AlderonnX said:
Phishy, what case are you using? Also newegg has been running $7.99 on the Sickleflow 120's in 3-4 different colors lately.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hey I'm running with a Carbide 400R after seeing the YouTube review of it I was sold. Decent mid range case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the link to the fan, I am not really a fan of led fans because it looks kiddish when you bring the women into the room lol.

Wow but you cannot beat that price for the air it pushes. Maybe i'll buy two and just mount up top or near the HD bays. Thanks again :p  Any recommendations on a fan controller?
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a b ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 5:15:09 AM

Fan controller is one of the next things i want to add to my build.

If you look at the fan in the bottom of my case that's a CM Sickleflow. As you can see its not glaringly bright.

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May 1, 2012 6:16:12 AM

Yea it's not bad @ all. Did you custom paint your chassis or is that just a blue tint glow coming off from your LEDs? BTW your cable management is nice. Do you purposely leave your side panel off?
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a c 104 ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 6:52:39 AM

Its painted, some car colour if I recall?
he opened the panel to take the pic :) 
**Edit, and his Cables are terrible hehe :p 

Moto
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May 1, 2012 4:49:02 PM

Motopsychojdn said:

**Edit, and his Cables are terrible hehe :p 

Moto

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
you will never stop pointing out cable managements will ya?
:lol:  :lol: 
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a b ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 5:42:12 PM

^holy cow!
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a b ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 6:00:16 PM

yeah, ford engine blue high heat paint. 3 coats http://www.duplicolor.com/products/enginePaint/ DE1601 - Ford Blue

Yeah. just took the side off for the picture.

And moto, now i know where to hide during the Zombie Apocalypse. Any wandering zombies would become tangled in the wires
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May 1, 2012 6:04:45 PM

AlderonnX said:

And moto, now i know where to hide during the Zombie Apocalypse. Any wandering zombies would become tangled in the wires

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
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a c 104 ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 6:07:03 PM

best place in Z.a. longterm?
Ewok style tree community, find your local forest and start planning :) 
Moto
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a b ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 6:13:44 PM

i don't know why but this thing seems to be a better protection during a zombie apocalypse then having a shotgun-
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