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Hey guys,

I have a quad radiator that i want to set up with 8 s-flex fans in push/pull.

Can I "daisy chain" them all witha bunch of splitters and hook them up to one motherboard fan connection?

If not whats the max number of fans I should really run on a single 3-pin?

X58 classified mobo.
post #2 of 7
Pretty sure that would be a bad idea. Just connect them to molex inserts running straight from your PSU. The mobo fan line is only meant to power one fan. You could run more but it wouldn't be ideal.
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Pretty sure that would be a bad idea. Just connect them to molex inserts running straight from your PSU. The mobo fan line is only meant to power one fan. You could run more but it wouldn't be ideal.
This. Go directly from the PSU, you can remove the molex/3/4/pin connectors and wire togther to allow it to be manageable though.
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Thanks.

I think I will daisy chain them all and then hook them up to a molex. Would that be okay? Or should I use multiple molex cables? I want to minimize wire clutter as much as possible as I'm working in a TJ07 that isn't really great for cable management TBH.
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I'd use 1 molex; fans don't draw much. And put them in parallel as they're rated for 12v, (unless that's what you meant.
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post #6 of 7
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So i was about to buy a crap load of Y cables, but before I do, does anyone know of the most efficient way to do this? Last thing I want is to get like 7 cables only to realize that someone makes an 8-way 3 pin fan splitter cable lol...
post #7 of 7
Performance PCs sells several different Phobya multi 3-pin x splitters. It may be what your looking for (scroll down to bottom of page) or a 4-Pin to Quad 3-Pin Adapter for connecting to PSU.
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