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So I have got my D5 but it comes with a molex connector for power and a 3 pin connector for RPM sense, I was wondering whether it would be possible to modify it so that it ran off a standard 3 pin connector which could be powered by a fan controller? Otherwise I will need to use molex which looks ugly?

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Yes as long as you get + and - correct then you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Yes as long as you get + and - correct then you should be fine.

this

^.^

looking at the picture...
the red is +
the black is-
and the blus is S (signal)

i might be wrong but i think that is it
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Yep, no problem - done the same with my DDC.

You can either crimp new pins on the wires or do a splice job (strip, twist, solder and heat shrink) on the wires.

Just make sure you get the wires the right way round, as Legonut said, and don't accidentally connect the power plug to your motherboard fan headers - although many are capable of the ~24W needed to power the pump some are not, and there is a chance of overloading them and damaging the board.
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Yep, no problem - done the same with my DDC.

You can either crimp new pins on the wires or do a splice job (strip, twist, solder and heat shrink) on the wires.

Just make sure you get the wires the right way round, as Legonut said, and don't accidentally connect the power plug to your motherboard fan headers - although many are capable of the ~24W needed to power the pump some are not, and there is a chance of overloading them and damaging the board.

Like what he said. Your fan controller will need to be able to hand the load.
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