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That fan splitter is fine.

Another option is to buy a crimper and pins, and create your own "Custom" splitter. This is a lot more work, but will leave you with the perfect length splitter.

With the fans it seems like you will just have to experiment on your own to find the right balance of noise to temperature. This whole discussion on how many fans is enough, is more of a personal preference situation. What one person might say is "too loud" another might say is "perfectly quiet". Same goes for acceptable temps.
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post #12 of 16
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Hi. Sorry for not responding for so long.

Interesting idea to make a custom fan power splitter. No idea how to make it but I'll look into it. Also gotta figure out how it'd connect to the Aquaero. Thanks for the idea.

I'm trying to figure out a "final" shopping list to have a better idea of how the build will be.

Depending on the performance gains of Haswell and the rumours of IB-e being released only on Q4, I might settle for the 3930k, which, in reality would be more than enough for me.

Will post again when I have more time and have a better shopping list to present to you.
Thanks!
post #13 of 16
I'll just comment on the video card issue. I totally agree with the bang for buck argument over the long haul. I bought a GTX 590 with full cover block, and now I regret it. Performance isn't really the issue, as I run through a 720p projector 90% of the time and game in 3D. What is an issue is that the latest Direct X version will come out, new games will come out using it, and I will be looking at selling almost $1,000 worth of Video Card (with full cover block) for, if I'm lucky, $300 or not being able to take advantage of the latest technology. In retrospect, the X70 series would be more than enough for me, and I would have no problem upgrading every two years, instead of 4-6.
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post #14 of 16
To make a custom fan splitter, you are basically are soldering a bunch of wires to the same molex connector. When your done, you end up with something that looks kind of like this.



If your the type of person who is going to go through the effort to make custom extensions for your power supply and sleeve each cable, then you might as well solder in a custom fan splitter and sleeve that too while your at it.

The math is simple. Put +5V on the pins that are suppose to get +5V. Put +12V on the pins that are suppose to get +12V. It does not matter how or where you split the wires, as long as the correct voltage gets to the correct destination.

To make your own custom cables and adapters, your a crimping tool that looks like this. -->



The crimping tool costs $20 to $30 dollars. This will allow you to attach metal pins onto the wires. Then, the metal pins just snap into the plastic connectors. The pins themselves cost pennies each, and the plastic plug cost only a dollar or so. I know frozen CPU sells the tools to do this. I buy pins and crimpers off digi-key.com, but digi-key takes some skill to navigate the website correctly.
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post #15 of 16
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I have the crimpimp tools and some pins.
Lots of learning to do before I get everything done...confusedsmiley.png
I don't even know where the molex would connect to. Haha..
I really need more parts to actually look at the hardware and learn. Reading helps but I think practice will be more effective...

Thanks for the info!
post #16 of 16
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Hello.
I was wondering how you guys feel about Aquacomputer water cooling stuff. This is what I'm considering so far:

Aquaero 5 XT
Pump
Reservoir
Pump Adapter

Are these products good or should I just purchase cheaper products? I'm not 100% sure they're all compatible with each other, will check before I buy them, but I'd like to know uour thoughts on these products.

Thanks a lot!
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