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I am going to be installing 10-12 fans in my 800d for my watercooling, and am looking for the simplest method of hooking them all up to power.

I don't need to control them, just run power to them all. I also want this to look as clean as possible. I have seen distribution blocks for fans, but I have no clue where to start looking for them.

Please help.
    
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Take a look here there are some that will gang 9 fans to one single 3 pin connection
 
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And at Frozencpu.
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Take a look here there are some that will gang 9 fans to one single 3 pin connection
Umm. The mb OP lists is a Gigabyte mb. Gigabyte mb fan headers will only support 1A of current. Now, twelve Gentle Typhoon AP-15's will draw just shy of 1 Amp, since they draw 0.083A each. Lower speed GT's will draw less. But with most other fans you cannot put them all on a single Gigabyte mb fan header.

OP, if you don't want/need to control these fans, just hook them up to Molex.

I don't have time to find one tonight. but you can get a little board where one Molex plugs in and powers several 3-pin fan headers so you can supply multiple fans with power. Also, each Scythe fan comes with a Molex-to-3pin connector.
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Take a look here there are some that will gang 9 fans to one single 3 pin connection
Pretty funny that one is sold out...
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I would just solder the wires together for my fans on each rad. Then that way I can control each rad with one nob....but this isn't the simple method you were looking for.
 
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-004-_-Product

hook the rest of the fans up to your mobo and your good to go

(its actually what I did, you can see it in my build log.
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