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So two TY-143 fans on 1 Sabertooth 990FX CPU header good or bad?
Exactly my point.thumb.gif

That was a question,.... I have been running two on one header for quite some time. Had no idea it could be a bad thing, since it comes with the splitter. I guess I will be changing that when I get home......
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So Right now, my P8z 77v-lx motherboard is hooked up to 3 120mm fans. 1 for my CPU, the other 2 for cooling. All of them variable 4 pin connections. Is it possible to use a splitter, and attach my 2 case fans, to 1 mobo header? That way i could still control both fans, but would have freed up a 4 pin header on my motherboard. Im worried that my motherboard cant supply enough power through 1 header, to run 2 separate fans

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Yup 2 fans on 1 header should be more than fine. You're good to go. thumb.gif

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No, my advice is just fine, given the OP's actual post. You just wanted to post about the power draw of TY-143's because you happen to own them, and want to show off your knowledge about how they draw more power than your average 0.2a fan. TY-143s have nothing to do with 120mm case fans. Accept it and move on.
Above is OP's and your original posts.
Granted, TY-143's are 140mm.
Many 120mm fans are .6+ amp like Ultra Kaze and Slip Stream I listed.
There no such thing as "average 0.2a fan."

You are only digging your hole deeper.
post #23 of 28
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That was a question,.... I have been running two on one header for quite some time. Had no idea it could be a bad thing, since it comes with the splitter. I guess I will be changing that when I get home......
2x TY-143 is 1.2 amp. If your motheboard is rated for 1.2amp on fan header you are still pushing the limit because many fans pull more than rated amps when starting up. Thermalrigtht supplies a 'Y' splitter with a molex power plug with the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme because of the load 2x TY-143 fans can draw being more than many motherboards can supply.
Click to enlarge and look it upper left corner.

Edited by doyll - 4/18/13 at 2:32pm
post #24 of 28
Oh yeah, I remember now. Just looked at my system. We're good. thumb.gif
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Oh yeah, I remember now. Just looked at my system. We're good. thumb.gif
You do have it on a powered splitter don't you?
post #26 of 28
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Oh yeah, I remember now. Just looked at my system. We're good. thumb.gif
You do have it on a powered splitter don't you?

Yeah, the molex powered splitter, I just forgot it was like that.
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post #27 of 28
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Yeah, the molex powered splitter, I just forgot it was like that.
Didn't we discuss it before?. thumb.gif
Edited by doyll - 4/19/13 at 6:23am
post #28 of 28
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Yeah, the molex powered splitter, I just forgot it was like that.
Didn't we discuss it before?. thumb.gif

Ummmm, nope! Unless I have a case of spontaneous amnesia. wink.gif
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