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July 23, 2012 3:29:44 PM

So I have two case fans and only one spot on the board for power. Is it possible to strip both sets of fan wires and tie their related colored together to power both on the same spot?

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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2012 3:55:44 PM

I would not do that. It could do more damage than good.

What is the mobo?
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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2012 3:56:49 PM

Do what inzone posted^ instead.
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July 23, 2012 8:43:33 PM

It depends on what you mean by "more damage than good" or whatever. It's an Xbox 360 Slim. I've already put an 80mm Antec TriCool in there, but I feel I can improve it a bit more. I was thinking of putting a 50 or 60mm fan (whichever fits) along the left side of the case (probably for exhaust). I noticed it's ridiculously hot on that side. Sure, do you all think it really needs it? I don't care. I just like modding/having a project/doing something fun (you may think this belongs on an Xbox forum, but I'm pretty sure my question is universal). I've already stripped and wired the connection for the first fan (so idiotically I threw away the original connection for the TriCool). I'm perfectly fine with cutting the connection for this second fan.
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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2012 8:55:47 PM

The xbox 360 slims cooling was good originally, whats the point in changing the cooling system.

You need to know what is what in terms of pins and the original fan connector.

Red =12V
Black= negative/GND
Yellow= monitor
blue= PWM

Plus adding more fans puts more load on the xbox's power supply and makes the fans spin slower.

Putting an 120mm exhaust fan over the original heatsink is good.
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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2012 8:57:51 PM

Pin2 Red =12V
Pin1 Black= negative/GND
Pin3 Yellow= monitor
Pin4 blue= PWM
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