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Hey guys i built a new build with a grandia gd06 pc case and i was wondering, it comes with 3 fans but only 1 of them is hooked up right now.

The mobo i have is this one

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128495

As you can see one connection is feeding the cpu fan and the other is feeding 1/3 cpu fans. Unless im blind i dont see any other sports where i can plug the other 2 fans into.

So My question is, anyway to provide power to the other 2 fans?
(Its 2 AM chances are this post is unclear.....lol)
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You have 2 options, both require you to buy a splitter.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812200455

or

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=31670&...ufacture=Works
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have you looked into getting a fan controller? no longer will a mobo determine what type or how many fans you have.
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Nice and simple +1, thanks =) , this will only let me do 2/3 fans correct? I take out the plugged in fan and replace with with the splitter, then this gives me the ability to attach 2( 1 that was already attached to the mobo and a spare) fans to it?
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Nice and simple +1, thanks =) , this will only let me do 2/3 fans correct? I take out the plugged in fan and replace with with the splitter, then this gives me the ability to attach 2( 1 that was already attached to the mobo and a spare) fans to it?
Yes the Fan Y splitter allows you to connect 2 fans together and, than plug it into your motherboard fan header.
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Using Y splitters on the fan headers is a great way to enable more fans to be used and is the cheaper way to go.
Keep in mind though that most fans will be ok with this except for those delta type one's as they draw to much power and if connrcted together may/ most likely damage the header.
Your mobo manuel will tell you how much power is supplied to the header so all you'll have to do is look at the lable on the fan for power consumption and time's that by 2.
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Use fans spec'd under 0.1A with the splitter.
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