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With this can you control the 3 fans via your pc (software)?
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With this can you control the 3 fans via your pc (software)?

no, that is just the adapter you need for the single knob controller (unless you are connecting the 4 pin to the mobo)
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Well you could use it from a single PWM fan header on the motherboard but then you either need software or to set up fan profiles if available in BIOS. I find it much easier and more convenient to have a controller at my fingertips. I find I like the potentiometer type much more than the touchscreen type simply because it allows a bit more finesse in getting fan speeds/noise right where you want them. Many touchscreen controllers offer an incremental stepping when increasing/decreasing meaning you might be coming out on just the other side of where you want to be for noise levels etc.
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Thanks for the comments guys.
That PWM Splitter is nice if I can use it both with a single dial controller, and/or just connect it to the one motherboard fan slot.

I'm on a low budget, and I'm sort of thinking that it isn't worth getting a front hub fan controller unless it's going to look nice. And the ones that are around £9-£10 do look a bit cheap.

If I buy the single dial and that PWM Splitter, I can just have the 2 top fans on that. And the 230mm sidefan on the motherboard slot. So the mobo will control it automatically, and as for the 2 fans on top I can just turn it up when gaming for long periods.


PS can you connect 3 pin fans into a 4pin slot?
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Thanks for the comments guys.
That PWM Splitter is nice if I can use it both with a single dial controller, and/or just connect it to the one motherboard fan slot.

I'm on a low budget, and I'm sort of thinking that it isn't worth getting a front hub fan controller unless it's going to look nice. And the ones that are around £9-£10 do look a bit cheap.

If I buy the single dial and that PWM Splitter, I can just have the 2 top fans on that. And the 230mm sidefan on the motherboard slot. So the mobo will control it automatically, and as for the 2 fans on top I can just turn it up when gaming for long periods.


PS can you connect 3 pin fans into a 4pin slot?

yea, you just wont be able to control the fan manually, it would be spinning @ 100% constantly while the PC is on.
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With this can you control the 3 fans via your pc (software)?

Off motherboard CPU PWM header and the amps are drawn directly from the PSU.
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can you connect 3 pin fans into a 4pin slot?

Yes.
And some motherboards allow you to chose between voltage or PWM to control your fan slot meaning that with a 3pin you could have a different value for your fan than 100%. check your BIOS.
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Yes.
And some motherboards allow you to chose between voltage or PWM to control your fan slot meaning that with a 3pin you could have a different value for your fan than 100%. check your BIOS.

Thanks, yeah will do. I haven't actually built this yet so I can't check anything right now but I remember these settings on my old old Asus board.
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