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also a total waste of money, beacuse he can just make the cable...

Imo it wouldn't be a waste of money because like the guy said:
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What I would be more concerned about is thefact he is trying to run 8 fans off a single channel rated for 20w
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Okay, thanks. One other small tidbit... I want to run the power port off of my fan controller. So I would somehow need a female to female 3 pin cable... Don't really know if there is such thing.

BTW, dont comment about the Fan controller power, it can easily handle all six fans.

Thanks in advance!
Our OP mentions six fans (six fans/eight fans)still a bit odd on one channel. As we see the OP does not want to hear about channel overload.This is a hard one to picture, what I mean is ,why is the OP not concerned,is he cabling in some way that spreads the load around that we are just not seeing?
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What I am having trouble with is what is the situation that a 6 output 3 pin strip with one 3 pin input is designed for. What I come up with is that this product is designed for running 6 fans,all at the same speed and with input power comming off a 3 pin cable tied to a molex.It does not seem to be designed to work off a fan controller.Why would someone buy a controller with 4 or 6 channels and then run all their fans off one channel?If you have extra channels on your controller why not use them? are the other 3 or 5 channels all full up with fans also?
Yes, I am running different fans off of the other channels. The whole idea is so I can control my rad temps with one channel, and specific case fans on the other channels.

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What I would be more concerned about is thefact he is trying to run 8 fans off a single channel rated for 20w
First, I am running 6 fans off of one channel. Second, I honestly don't know where the 20 watts came from. 2.5A x 12V=30 watts... 3/6 fans are rated at .18 amps, and the other 3 are rated at .25. THUS, 30 watts will be more than enough? Comprendo?

If everyone else didn't read that ^^^, read it! I don't feel like answering any more fan controller questions.

Back to the orginal topic, I will making a call to frozencpu today, actually in just about 10 minutes! So, I will report back stating what they say to me! Thanks to anyone who helped regarding the power port, +REP.
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http://www.frys.com/product/2492130 F/F 3pin they're out there
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http://www.frys.com/product/2492130 F/F 3pin they're out there
Thanks, but this is the exact same one I saw before, and they are THE only ones who sell it. Im getting a quote from frozencpu soon. If the supplies are cheaper than what they're charging, I'll just make it myself.
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First, I am running 6 fans off of one channel. Second, I honestly don't know where the 20 watts came from. 2.5A x 12V=30 watts... 3/6 fans are rated at .18 amps, and the other 3 are rated at .25. THUS, 30 watts will be more than enough? Comprendo?
Oops, I guess I looked at the wrong spec page. FC5 is rated for 30w per channel so you are safe.
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Can you please picture pcb on another side (back side) where connectors are soldered
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Can you please picture pcb on another side (back side) where connectors are soldered
I had wanted to do that badly as well, but I realized that the PCB has an almost permanent cover molded onto the back, thus no connections/circuits can be seen

But thanks anyways!
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I had wanted to do that badly as well, but I realized that the PCB has an almost permanent cover molded onto the back, thus no connections/circuits can be seen
No need, it has to be a parallel circuit so any plug connects to all plugs. That means each pin is connected to all corresponding pins.
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No need, it has to be a parallel circuit so any plug connects to all plugs. That means each pin is connected to all corresponding pins.
I know absolutely nothing about PCBs, and I thought the exact same thing from the very start. Interesting...
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