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Does anyone have experience soldering wire onto these male 3 pin fan connectors? I'm having a lot of trouble making these extensions.

I've used the exposed pin solder version with success - two sets of "helping hands" solder may assist rather than just one.

But I much prefer the pinned version - and the pins are shielded which I like for when testing or not used
post #202 of 465
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I actually just learned of an alternative solution to soldering. You can use these motherboard / USB pins and push them onto the ends of the male fan headers:



You do need to use a bit more SATA heatshrink. I tried it out. It works perfectly and I don't think it looks too bad.

I think I might end up just doing this for all of them. I think it will save me a lot of time and stress smile.gif
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What kind of coolant are you going to use? Because, Blue Berry Pastel would look sexy as ****
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I'm going to get as close to royal blue pastel as possible with a lot of deep blue and purple dye smile.gif
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post #205 of 465
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I've used the exposed pin solder version with success - two sets of "helping hands" solder may assist rather than just one.

But I much prefer the pinned version - and the pins are shielded which I like for when testing or not used

This. I tried soldering to the male connectors...and was not real successful with it. The hooded male connectors that use pins are definitely the easier way to go.
post #206 of 465
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I'm finding the USB pin method to work quite well actually:

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Here's what I've done so far:

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Power to the 2nd hub for the top 3 fans:

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post #207 of 465
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I'm finding the USB pin method to work quite well actually: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1882315

Here's what I've done so far:

1882316

1882317

1882318


Power to the 2nd hub for the top 3 fans:

1882319

Nice !!!! +1 for you sir.
I'll give it a try next time thumb.gif
post #208 of 465
That all looks really good! How many cable clips do you have on the PCI-E cables? Seems like a lot.
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post #209 of 465
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Haha you are correct. A LOT. I have those in there temporarily to train the cables. I haven't decided what I want to do in the end to hold them in place.
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post #210 of 465
Have you thought about sewing them together?

I've seen some builds here - notably cpachris BBBB - do that, and it does look quite good.
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