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Is this product:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=603

What I need to run say 2 or more fans from one molex cable?
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that will run two fans at 12v and two at 5v.

This one will run 4 fans at 12v
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_82&products_id=29564
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+1 Rep!

Hey I see your part of the official HAF X club, do you know how I can find, before I get my HAF X if this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27882:1c8077dfd9ed782a7491cb20d09f21c2

Will fit inside on top of that case?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironwolf1974;13562933 
Is this product:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=603

What I need to run say 2 or more fans from one molex cable?

I looked into one of those, but I just soldered two fans together. I figured the connector cost about the same as a fan, but by soldering, I got better cable management.
Check on how much power the fan header on your motherboard can take. Just make sure the fans you connect do not go over what the header can deal with.
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I just took several fan 3 pin connectors to molex and wired up several to one molex. Something like 6 or so. Also that rad should fit in the HAF-X fine since it has mounting for 120 fans as well. Just watch the width, it won't (shouldn't) be a problem if you WC the CPU but it may hit the mobo (Mainly the ram slots OR the 4/8 pin power connector) depending on what board it is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironwolf1974;13563009 
+1 Rep!

Hey I see your part of the official HAF X club, do you know how I can find, before I get my HAF X if this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27882:1c8077dfd9ed782a7491cb20d09f21c2

Will fit inside on top of that case?

I say it will be too big to fit inside the case. I had an XSPC 360 in the inside top and this is 75mm (3") longer. I can't imagine it fitting. If it does, the top 2 drive bays will be unusable. Also, it is a little taller. You will probably need to mount your fans in the top of the case and the rad inside.

John
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Originally Posted by jcrouse;13564946 
I say it will be too big to fit inside the case. I had an XSPC 360 in the inside top and this is 75mm (3") longer. I can't imagine it fitting. If it does, the top 2 drive bays will be unusable. Also, it is a little taller. You will probably need to mount your fans in the top of the case and the rad inside.

John

Thank you I figured, was going to order the Black Ice GTX 2nd gen 360 then.

That should fit just fine.

Should I get a second 200mm fan uptop and use them to pull?
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I just rewire the fans to a single molex cable
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You can go with 2 200mm up top that's what I have, also either way with a fan on the inside you lose the top 2 drive bays anyways. Also I lose both with just the rad as well. I am running an SR1 360 rad, its 55.7mm so yours would only be 6.8mm larger. It will fit. (Connections to power may be difficult if done later depending on location)
    
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