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post #11 of 21
Two ways to power the fans. Either molex (fan controller) or mobo. The yellow reads the speed and adjusts the voltage. If you connect the molex and 3 pin header, the fan will stay at 100% cause it's getting full power from at least one connection.
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post #12 of 21
Just remember that AP-31's need 2.69 A when starting up, all fan controllers can't handle that much current.
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post #13 of 21
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Just remember that AP-31's need 2.69 A when starting up, all fan controllers can't handle that much current.
Holy crap, that's like 33 watts!
    
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post #14 of 21
Molex is simply for the power and the 3pin (sans 2 wires) reports the RPM to the fan header so that if you're using the AP-31 as a CPU fan it won't give warnings about not being connected.
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post #15 of 21
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Aww snap, Rheobus is only rated for 30W :/
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post #16 of 21
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Aww snap, Rheobus is only rated for 30W :/
It's only consuming 32w at startup. Constant wattage shouldn't be that high. You may be alright using only one fan per channel but do not quote me on that.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
It's only consuming 32w at startup. Constant wattage shouldn't be that high. You may be alright using only one fan per channel but do not quote me on that.
I have a video coming up with two 5400rpm fans connected to a rheobus fan controller specifically for this situation. Uploading now might take awhile
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hope this helps you out

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post #19 of 21
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If I could rep you, I would. I should be able to use a molex-based fan controller though, right? I'd pick just about any alternative to pulling things apart, always do.
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post #20 of 21
use a molex to 3 pin connector
    
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