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Separate LED power from fan power in heatsink connector

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Considering this involves the wiring of an aircooled CPU heatsink, I thought this would be the best place for this...thanks.

So, I have a Zalman CNPS9900 NT, and an HAF X case. My HAF X case has a button on the front panel that is a switch for the front LED fan. I have an LED strip that I am going to wire directly to the button as well. But my CPU heatsink fan also has an LED light on the fan that I'd like to control from the very same switch.

Taken from Zalman's website, this it the type of connector it has:



Ignore the resistor, but it has the standard CPU heatsink fan connector. I am wondering if there are any cables out there that will split this connector into one connector that will stay connected to the motherboard for fan control, and another connector that I can directly wire to the LED switch in the front of my HAF X so that I can control all the LED lights in my case from the single convenient button.
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The only way to do this is to separate the fan LED power from the fan motor. Since both LED and fan power is provided by the same source(yellow wire) you'll need to do some major cutting, adding resistors, and re-wiring to get it to work like you want unless there are separate controls for the fan LED's, which I don't see.
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The only way to do this is to separate the fan LED power from the fan motor. Since both LED and fan power is provided by the same source(yellow wire) you'll need to do some major cutting, adding resistors, and re-wiring to get it to work like you want unless there are separate controls for the fan LED's, which I don't see.
Yeah, thats how it looks to me...doesn't seem like this is going to be a possibility.
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 40" LED TV 6300 1080p Logitech K800 Corsair AX850 
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Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Intel 510 SSD (2 x 120GB RAID 0) Western Digital Caviar Black (2 x 1TB RAID 1) Zalman CPNS 9900 NT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 40" LED TV 6300 1080p Logitech K800 Corsair AX850 
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