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post #11 of 19
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I believe that they're universal. It's just a question of configuration in terms of male/female connections..........
I found one on ebay....6.99 + 6.99 shipping....I will just rig it if its going to be that much.
post #12 of 19
Yes, the red is the usually the power and the black is usually the ground wire.
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post #13 of 19
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Yes, the red is the usually the power and the black is usually the ground wire.
Now I just have to find some old fans I can kill and salvage their wires/molex. I am still open to suggestions if anyone finds something cheaper or has any other suggestions.
post #14 of 19
I remember I bought a basic 3 pin to 4 pin molex connector at compusa for like $3 and spliced the wires together. So you don't even need to connect the 2 pin to a 3 pin connector.
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Yes, the red is the usually the power and the black is usually the ground wire.
Usually? try always!

The third wire on a 3 pin is only for your RPM sensor anyways, grab an old molex socket off a HDD or what ever you can & rig it (solder) so that the red wire from the fan lines up with the yellow wire on the molex plug... obviously black goes to black, cost = $0

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post #16 of 19
if you have an old P/S laying around, cut one of the molex connectors off of that and splice them with butt connectors.
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post #17 of 19
Remember the yellow wire on the PSU molex connector is the 12v line too. Just thought I would clarify that since all the other wires are red, but you want to hook it up to the yellow line on the PSU connector.
post #18 of 19
Check my recent Pinouts FAQ for wiring question!
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post #19 of 19
If you have a small 3-pin mobo connector you could wire in the place of the 2-pin you could use a fan controller to change the speed, and more importantly, the volume of the fan. That's why there are the small 3-pin connectors on heavy-duty fans, so they can be used with a controller like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999504
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