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Good to know. I'm going to just get three of these so I don't have to get out the soddering gun and to save time I'll just get the adapter cables. I can deal with spending an extra $15 to avoid the hassles. I will epoxy the backs though as you have suggested.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14662/ele-988/3-Pin_Power_Distribution_PCB_5xWay_Block_MMT-PCB-5WAY.html

Yup, that one will work too.

But you will have to scratch off the trace on.the back of the pcb.
Not complicated, takes 30 seconds.
You just want to find which one is the trace for the yellow tach wire.
That's the one you want to scratch off.
Just between the first an second fan headers.
That way only your first fan plugged in will report it's rpm to your controller or mobo

If more than one fan is sending it's rpm signal on a single wire, the controller won't be able to read the overlapping signals.

It's like listening to two chicks at the same time rambling on about fashion and shoes.
Can't be done man. You have to put down one of them.
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post #42 of 74
You can't really "scratch off the trace on.the back of the pcb" on the NZXT Grid like you can a ModMyToys PCB. It's a multi-layer PCB so all the traces are not visible (because ports are on both sides, not in a straight line, so all the traces criss-cross each other) and you can't tell what goes to what to be able to find the right trace past the first port. Much easier to do what I did and clip the rpm pins from the plugs on all the ports except for one. Takes about 1 minute to do.
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You can't really "scratch off the trace on.the back of the pcb" on the NZXT Grid like you can a ModMyToys PCB. It's a multi-layer PCB so all the traces are not visible (because ports are on both sides, not in a straight line, so all the traces criss-cross each other) and you can't tell what goes to what to be able to find the right trace past the first port. Much easier to do what I did and clip the rpm pins from the plugs on all the ports except for one. Takes about 1 minute to do.

The one he linked is the MMT brand. Not the NZXT one.
And yeah, you could snip off the wires on all but one fan, or just pull out the pin from the header.
But some guys (me) would prefer damaging a cheap 4$ pcb hub instead of 4-5 precious 20$ GT fans.

If you know how to pin cables, than that's a different story.
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That nzxt one looks slick and I like how the pins are on the side of the unit but I'm still going to have to go with the mmt just because I think making the wires from all the fans stretch to the nzxt unit would be difficult and two expensive to use two of them. I'd rather have the three mmt's exactly where I can hide them best.
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I don't know about the Bitfenix one you linked, especially as the pics of it seem to show all 3 wires going to multiple of the male (output) connectors, but I know for a fact that the ModRight fan splitter cables are wired correctly with all three wires (incl the tach signal wire) only going to the first fan, and then only two wires (12v and ground) to the rest of the connectors. I have a couple of them I use temporarily in new builds. The only thing I didn't really care for is that they don't come sleeved. I just prefer to make all my own PSU/fan/etc cables so they are sleeved how I want and all exactly the length I need so there's not a bunch of extra cable cluttering up everything that I have to deal with, but it's very time consuming so I keep several of those splitters around to use until i get around to replacing them.
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Sleeving, pinning wires, cable management, and the such can be a little time consuming, and tedious.
But I actually enjoy it. It's a form of relaxation for me.....but I'm a bit weird that way.
And I love the clean look that results from it.
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Sleeving, pinning wires, cable management, and the such can be a little time consuming, and tedious.
But I actually enjoy it. It's a form of relaxation for me.....but I'm a bit weird that way.
And I love the clean look that results from it.
Well said. I wouldn't have spent hours last weekend sewing all my power cables if I didn't enjoy both the process and the results
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The Bitfenix cables have all three wires linked to each header so will confuse a controller. The Modright and Phobya multi fan splitters are wired correctly so that only one header has an RPM wire attached.

The Bitfenix cables are much better made and sleeved in higher quality sleeving though and modifying them to work the same as the other splitters is trivial.
The Phobya and modright splitters come in a much bigger range of sizes from 1 to 2 all the way up to 1 to 9
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I ordered the CW611 Lamptron today
It is on sale at Frozen CPU for $89 and I got additional 10% from a review coupon so great price.
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