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If I get something like this....


Will it reduce the power to the fans and hinder their performance?
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No it won't. I use 2x of these in my Tempest case. One on my 2x intake fans and one on my top 2x fans. Ran them both to my mobo fan headers. Works great. $1.69 each at the EGG.
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No it won't. I use 2x of these in my Tempest case. One on my 2x intake fans and one on my top 2x fans. Ran them both to my mobo fan headers. Works great. $1.69 each at the EGG.
Ya I'll get them off ebay. Its like 6 bucks shipping at the egg!
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Ya I'll get them off ebay. Its like 6 bucks shipping at the egg!
Find something else you can use at the Egg to help offset the shipping. There's always something you can use, maybe a new fan or TIM, cables or a new game.
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Find something else you can use at the Egg to help offset the shipping. There's always something you can use, maybe a new fan or TIM, cables or a new game.
You ahve a point my friend. +rep
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post #6 of 12
If you want an electrical answer, no it wont reduce voltage since it's wiring both fans in parallel, so it'll be 12V per plug still (or whatever you have original source as). I have 2 pairs of fans hardwired in the same configuration as that splitter with no loss.
If you have solder or wire crimps you can do it yourself. Just combine the same color from each fan to the header going to the mobo/fan controller.
i'll draw something up quick and edit.
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Random note here:

If you're going to chain the fans together, and if you have a fan controller, make sure it can handle it. I think it's rated watts per channel.
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+Rep. i was just gonna use 1 motherboard 3 pin to power 2 antec spot cools
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It'll work just fine mate.
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It will work BUT if you plug it into a header that senses and controls fan speed, that function may not work correctly as it will not see the fan RPM correctly. Most boards have several sys-fan headers that are not controlled by the BIOS, however, so just use those.
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