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hi guys, while planning on my next build's cable management, I thought of getting (if possible) cables for radiator fans that are like this:



or maybe where can I get someone to make this kind of cables for a reasonable price? smile.gif
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post #2 of 31

It would save you a lot of money to just crimp or solder something like that yourself. However it would be complicated.

 

Have you tried or considered 3-pin "extender" PCB boards at all? They are low profile enough to fit behind the motherboard tray yet still function the same way a splitter cable would.

 

Here's an example of a splitter with a molex end: LINK

 

If you need to maintain the RPM like for something like a fan controller, here's a three pin version (these are sold in different sizes up to 5 connections, this is just the link to the 3x one): LINK

post #3 of 31
Making fan cables is a pain in the rear. It is always my least favourite cable to crimp/sleeve. So much so I'd never make one for anyone else. tongue.gif
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Electrical tape on the sides of the fans lol, the backside of course.
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post #5 of 31
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I see, thanks for all the answers... yes, I've considered the board one, but I think if the cables I mentioned are sold, they'd be easier to manage...

@Votum: I don't get what you're trying to say, mind explaining?
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post #6 of 31
I mean, just use your fan cables, route them along the backside of the fans (the part you cant see when you look in your case) and throw some electrical tape on the side of the fan case to hold the wire down. In the little indents most fans have along the casing. It's not pretty but it doesn't cost anything and you can't see them when you are done. Plus it's fast and easy.

FWIW what I've always done for radiator fans is just canibalize the existing cables and splice them all together.

Making the cables isn't the issue, its crimping those damn pins...unless you have tooth fairy hands they are damn near impossible o.0
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post #7 of 31
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I see, thanks a lot.. I guess I'll try making one, otherwise I'll never know, lol. if it fails then I'll just use the board.

+rep for all of you. smile.gif
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The easy way to do it is just to use these type of things
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_1251_1339&products_id=19140

They can also be joined together to allow more than 3 fans to be connected.
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Originally Posted by Jakusonfire View Post

The easy way to do it is just to use these type of things
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_1251_1339&products_id=19140

They can also be joined together to allow more than 3 fans to be connected.

no, of course I know about those cable splitters. my point is, I need that kind of cable splitter, but with different wire lengths on each end (differ by 12cm each), to make it look neat. hope it makes sense... thumb.gif
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post #10 of 31
I'm with voltum. When it comes to having either neat-looking visible wires or no wires visible at all, I'd go with the latter for a cleaner look.

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