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Fan Controller + Molex Fans?

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I've finished building my new PC but hate the empty drive bays on the thing, and I'd love a temperature monitor for peace of mind. I've had a look around and its pretty hard to get just a temperature sensor that's cheap, so I thought I may as well just go for a fan controller that comes with temp display. The only problem is that all the fans in my case are 4-pin molex and have only a red volt wire and black ground wire, and most controllers need a 3 pin connector to read fan speeds. So I'm wondering if I use some kind of adapter cable (molex to 3-pin) on each fan and then attach it to a controller, will it still be able to change the speed (obviously it will be unable to show rpm without the 3rd wire). Or if I just removed the sockets and manually attached the red and black wires together, and left the 3rd wire loose, would this also work? I am wondering because there's only 1 fan controller that works with molex fans that I've found [ http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-SENTRY-Touch-Screen-Controller/dp/B002L16OMO/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1373428011&sr=8-13&keywords=nzxt ] and it looks pretty good, but i'd much prefer to have a big aerocool one that takes up 2 drive bays [ http://www.amazon.co.uk/AeroCool-Modern-V-Aerocool-Control/dp/B001CXPJZU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1373428071&sr=1-1&keywords=aerocool+modern+v ] since one of the main reasons I want it is to use up some drive bays. smile.gif Help is appreciated, and if anyone can find just a temperature monitor for a 5.25" slot that would also be great!
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Windows 8 64-Bit Dell HD 10-Point Touchscreen Dell Backlit Keyboard Dell Inspiron 7537 Aluminium Chassis 
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Intel Core-i3 330m Radeon HD 4570m 3GB RAM 320GB HDD 
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Hey! I think I have your solution I have used these before on older computers and they work great!
http://www.xsfans.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=142



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Hey! I think I have your solution I have used these before on older computers and they work great!
http://www.xsfans.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=142



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Nice find! Thanks
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Intel Core i5-4200U NVidia GeForce GT 750M 6GB RAM @ 600MHz 500GB HDD 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 8 64-Bit Dell HD 10-Point Touchscreen Dell Backlit Keyboard Dell Inspiron 7537 Aluminium Chassis 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core-i3 330m Radeon HD 4570m 3GB RAM 320GB HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
DVD RW Windows 7 Home Premium 15" Gloss LCD Dell Studio 1558 
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IDT HD Soundcard 
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Intel Core i5-4200U NVidia GeForce GT 750M 6GB RAM @ 600MHz 500GB HDD 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 8 64-Bit Dell HD 10-Point Touchscreen Dell Backlit Keyboard Dell Inspiron 7537 Aluminium Chassis 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core-i3 330m Radeon HD 4570m 3GB RAM 320GB HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
DVD RW Windows 7 Home Premium 15" Gloss LCD Dell Studio 1558 
Audio
IDT HD Soundcard 
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