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Hello all first I have the cooler master 690 ii advanced case on the top it has a button for led lights on and off, however the connector it came with was a three pin which it isnt suppose to be so to test it out and see if it works I cut the connector off and cut the connector off a led fan and connected the wires directly and it turns the lights off and on like it should.

However I want to try something else, the fan has 2 cables the 3 pin power and what was a 2 pin led control but now straight connected to case cable. I have a led strip, http://www.outletpc.com/c2231.html which is a molex connector i was wondering if i could add this onto the led button aswell as the fan so i can control all my lights.

I am assuming it will still need to have molex power, as the fan has to have power for leds to work (both the 3pin and 2pin led cable must be plugged in). Can i tap into the wires on the led strip to be able to turn them on and off? hopefully this all makes sense lol, unless i can wire it straight to switch but i dont think it will power it, from the led strip has black and red cable just like fan does.
Edited by spikezone2004 - 5/14/13 at 3:14pm
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB & 1TB Antec 620 CPU Cooler 5 x COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearin... 2 x Artic Cooling F-12 PWM 120mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitfenix recon fan controller XSPC 750 res/pump rev4 Alphacool ST30 240mm Radiator XSPC 240mm Radiator 
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Plug in a 6 pin psu cable with 4 pin molex connectors on it. One of those pins should plug into your case to power it, then your 2 pin connector for your LED fan should be active. You could probably find a 2 pin splitter cable to attach your LED fan and your LED strip to it and power them both, if possible.

You could also use a rocker switch. Frozen CPU sells a basic rocker switch and also pre-wired rocker switch cabling that will plug into a 4 pin molex coming from your psu
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