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Had a bit of an oxidisation issue with my TRUE (plus a rusted case and blown up PSU... ), so have replaced it with a black VenX and two Prolimatec Vortex 140mm fans and I am wondering how to set it up properly.

I want to set it up Push/Pull, but how do I do that? I can't imagine it would be safe to use a Y-Split cable and put both fans on the CPU header?

Do I plug the Push into the CPU header and the Pull into any other availible header or molex?

*sigh* It's all too hard for my silly head to be able deal with.
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Had a bit of an oxidisation issue with my TRUE (plus a rusted case and blown up PSU... ), so have replaced it with a black VenX and two Prolimatec Vortex 140mm fans and I am wondering how to set it up properly.

I want to set it up Push/Pull, but how do I do that? I can't imagine it would be safe to use a Y-Split cable and put both fans on the CPU header?

Do I plug the Push into the CPU header and the Pull into any other availible header or molex?

*sigh* It's all too hard for my silly head to be able deal with.
Just plug one of the fans to the CPU header and the other one in to a molex like you said.
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Just plug one of the fans to the CPU header and the other one in to a molex like you said.
Thanks. I was a bit worried that the as the CPU header will control the speed of one of the fans, and not the other, it could cause problems.
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Just plug one of the fans to the CPU header and the other one in to a molex like you said.
This.
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post #5 of 10
I'd use the Y-splitter and plug both into the same source, be it molex or motherboard header. because the molex might supply more power than the motherboard and you'd have the two fans trying to run at different speeds.
but thats just me, i'm anal about that kinda stuff haha
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Here's an OCN forum thread that discusses using a Y splitter cable:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...plice-2-a.html

And one place you can find Y splitter cables:
http://www.svc.com/fc444pwm-12bks.html

Hope that helps!
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post #7 of 10
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I went with the y-split cable after reading that other thread. The two fans only pull 0.4 amp total, so no real danger there.

Brilliant temps (~63, full load @ 3.78GHz) and so very, very quiet. Plus the black VenX is just beautiful, especially with the two blue vortex fans on either side. So easy to install, too - Thermalright learnt what was wrong with the TRUE's installation and fixed everything accordingly.

Thanks for all your help, guys.
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Pics? I'd like to see how the fans look mounted.
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Pics? I'd like to see how the fans look mounted.
Good point.

I'll get some up after I finish work.
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(sorry for the image blur, it's very dark in the room at this time of day so I needed to open up the shutter speed a great deal)

I've taken three shots: Open/Off, Open/On and Closed/On. As you can see the exhaust fan is slightly more raised than the intake, due to motherboard heatsinks.

Sexy fans. I like them.


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