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Custom Made Fan Controller for Corsair 400R Cabinet.. Possible.??

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July 8, 2012 9:12:45 AM

Hi guys... I'm building a new rig and I have came stuck to a point where I ran out of ideas.

The Cabby that I have selected is Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet. It has 3 built-in fans (2x120mm front, 1x120mm rear).
It has got two 120/140 mm slots on side, top and bottom.

My MoBo has 1 (Processor Fan Headers), 2 (System Fan Headers) and 1 x Power Fan Connector (1 x 3-pin)..
So I believe I can connect the 3 built-in fans to my MoBo...
And what is the use of the power fan connector...???

I would like to add 5 more fans, if possible, to maintain a good air flow..
(The extra fans that I use will be Cooler Master Silent FAN 120, Noise Level= 19.1 dB, 1200 RPM, Fan AirFlow= 44.73 CFM)...
Intake 5 (2 front + 1 bottom + 2 side)
Exhaust 3 (1 rear + 2 top)

My problem is, my PSU only has 3 Molex pins, and all these extra fans will have 3 pins and they don't come with a molex to 3-pin converter.
In order to accomodate all these fans, I will need a Molex Y splitter & 3-pin converter which sadly is not available for sale in India.

Is there a way to convert SATA pin to 3-pin, because I have 6 SATA pins and I will be using only 2... Maybe 3...

I have also thought about buying a Fan Controller... But much to my luck, none are availble in India (Only imports, which will cost a fortune)

My question is can I make one...??? Can you point me to the right links where I can find how to build a fan controller...???

(I believe, if I connect these fans direclty to the PSU, it will always run in full speed (1200rpm).. Am I correct..??)

Here is my config: (Pls don't comment on the config, as I already knew you guys will warn me about FX-6100 and GX 550W PSU, I have already ordered all of these and I will receive them in two days)

Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-400r-mid-tower-cabinet/...

Cooler Master Silent FAN 120 SI2 (4 in 1) Cooler
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-silent-fan-120-si...

Cooler Master GX 550W 550 Watts PSU
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-gx-550w-550-watts...

ASUS M5A97 Motherboard
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-m5a97-motherboard/p/itmd5p...

AMD 3.3 GHz AM3+ FX6100 Processor
http://www.flipkart.com/amd-3-3-ghz-am3-fx6100-processo...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-evo/p/i...

Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Cooling Compound Paste
http://www.ebay.in/itm/271003062523?ssPageName=STRK:MEW...

G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL)
http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-ripjawsx-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-...

Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6850 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-radeon-hd-6850...

iBall Line Interactive Nirantar UPS-1080 1000 VA UPS (its hard to afford a pure sine wave UPS in India)
http://www.ebay.in/itm/221050966368?ssPageName=STRK:MEW...

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July 8, 2012 9:59:10 AM

Ok.. What about my other question..???

Molex Y splitter and 3-pin converter & SATA to 3-pin converter..???
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