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Dumb? Question .. PWN Fan be used as a regular?

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So I wanted to get a thermalright silver arrow. Now, I don't have 3 pwn spots on my motherboard. (Hell I think I only have 1.)
Are their adapters so I can just connect all 3 fans to a 4 pin molex? Honestly, I don't care if they fluxuate with useage. 100% spinning 100% of the time sounds fine to me.
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There are 3 pin-to-molex adapters: http://www.amazon.com/Fan-Molex-3-Pin-4-Pin-Mb/dp/B000BSJGL0

It'll make your cabling job a little messy but it can be done.
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dont worry about my cable job ;] she's perrrty



ty btw!
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No problem! Also, the cheapest cables I find are typically on eBay. If you're not in a rush and can deal with having them shipped from Hong Kong, you can save 5 or 6 bucks heh.
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Yes you can use a PWM fan like a normal fan. But I would recommend useing an Akasa Smart Cable. It will allow you to use 3 PWM fans on one header and supplies its own power so you dont have to worry about overloading the header. Then you get the benefit of having PWM fans on your heatsink.
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Yes you can use a PWM fan like a normal fan. But I would recommend useing an Akasa Smart Cable. It will allow you to use 3 PWM fans on one header and supplies its own power so you dont have to worry about overloading the header. Then you get the benefit of having PWM fans on your heatsink.

Wow, didn't know such a thing existed! Sweet. Bookmarking this for later when I need it heh.
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now can I just use that splitter and not plug it into the pwn header? Cause then I just wont worry about having 20 cables in my case and all the fans will be running 100% of the time like I stated earlier
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post

Wow, didn't know such a thing existed! Sweet. Bookmarking this for later when I need it heh.

Exactly what I thought when I first found it. I have that one and the new Flexa which is the same thing, but can control 5 fans.
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now can I just use that splitter and not plug it into the pwn header? Cause then I just wont worry about having 20 cables in my case and all the fans will be running 100% of the time like I stated earlier

Yeah you can use it like that. Running your fans 100% all the time is good and all, but too much noise drives me insane. With PWM, you can get minimal noise when setup right. But I am sure you knew that.
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Maybe a bit stupid question, but can pwm's be connected to fan controller? smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post

Exactly what I thought when I first found it. I have that one and the new Flexa which is the same thing, but can control 5 fans.
Yeah you can use it like that. Running your fans 100% all the time is good and all, but too much noise drives me insane. With PWM, you can get minimal noise when setup right. But I am sure you knew that.
Trust me when I say that my cpu fans would be the least of my problems. Something hums in my case, its not one of my hdd's .. and aside from that I have a hafx with all the fan spots filled. lol
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Maybe a bit stupid question, but can pwm's be connected to fan controller? smile.gif

no idea but bumping for you!
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