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The reason i asked cos when i daisy-chain 5 120mm fans, the +12 yellow wire melted..

so i was wondering, what is the maximum wattage the molex can handle w/o melting..
 
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2 fans at the most is the awnser 5 fans too one molex is just silly sorry to say.
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lol. The yellow was the 12v if i'm not mistaken?
It should be able to handle all the amps that your PSU delivers, considering the exact same cables are used for the CPU 4/8 pin, and the GPU 6/8 pin.
Should be able to handle 200W+.
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I doubt you hit it... the wattage is in the double digits.
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15305094 
lol. The yellow was the 12v if i'm not mistaken?
It should be able to handle all the amps that your PSU delivers, considering the exact same cables are used for the CPU 4/8 pin, and the GPU 6/8 pin.
Should be able to handle 200W+.

Ok, my mistake, Molex connector officially handles 11A = 132W.
Either way, you didn't hit it.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_connector#Disk_drive_connector_.28Molex_8981_Series_Power_Connector.29
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15305094 
lol. The yellow was the 12v if i'm not mistaken?
It should be able to handle all the amps that your PSU delivers, considering the exact same cables are used for the CPU 4/8 pin, and the GPU 6/8 pin.
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yeah..its the +12v wire..if i calculate the total ampere used, it dint exceed..mmmm
 
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Originally Posted by enrell;15305722 
yeah..its the +12v wire..if i calculate the total ampere used, it dint exceed..mmmm

are you sure you didn't short it when connecting all those fans? I also have 3 fans ghetto-modded to a molex, and unless you insulate them carefully, they can easily short-circuit..
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15306597 
are you sure you didn't short it when connecting all those fans? I also have 3 fans ghetto-modded to a molex, and unless you insulate them carefully, they can easily short-circuit..
mebbe because there were alot of molex connections from this fan to the other fans..

but anyway, i bought a molex - 3 pin splitter x4 ..the downside is that 2 fans are running at high speed, while the other 2 running at lower speed..
 
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