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Hey guys, i'm thinking about replacing the fans in my case for even quieter fans. Only problem is that the front fan has led's in it and there is a cable that goes from the fan into a 3-pin connector, which then goes up into the front panel for it to be switched on or off.

I was wondering, would it be possible to replace the front fan, and then use an led strip to light up my case and have it run off that fan's front panel power cable? I would be using a 3-pin to molex adapter from the led strip to the front panel power.

EDIT: Turns out that it didn't work guys, still looking for suggestions on how to get it to work properly. Explanation on page 2.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 3/23/11 at 12:20am
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Yeah should be possible but I don`t think its a good idea running many leds off a single 3 pin
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Sounds like it would work! Can I get pics or the case name? Or is it your sig rig?
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Originally Posted by nukefission;12666584 
Yeah should be possible but I don`t think its a good idea running many leds off a single 3 pin
The front panel has a 4 pin molex coming from it as well so i'm assuming that is more than enough power for it.
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Originally Posted by raiderxx;12669037 
Sounds like it would work! Can I get pics or the case name? Or is it your sig rig?

Yeah, its my sig rig. I can take a pic of it too if needed. Thanks smile.gif


EDIT: Just looked up the total power for the ccfl unit I want to put in, and it is 7.2w. I know a molex can handle that easily, but i'm worried maybe the circuitry in the front panel can't because it wasn't meant for that.

What do you guys think?
Edited by Behemoth777 - 3/9/11 at 10:50am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12669758 
Yeah, its my sig rig. I can take a pic of it too if needed. Thanks smile.gif

That would help!
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Originally Posted by raiderxx;12669890 
That would help!

Okay, i'll do that real quick.
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Okay guys, here's a pic.

The white connector goes to the fan and the brown connector goes to the front panel.
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Just get a fan controller and bypass the front panal altogether. Then run your lights however you want.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher;12671122 
Just get a fan controller and bypass the front panal altogether. Then run your lights however you want.

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I'm trying to do this so I don't have to use a fan controller, and so I can actually use the built in on/off switch for the lights, it looks much nicer that way.
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Oh I see. Okay then.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8190/lit-170/Logisys_12_12V_LED_Light_Strip_-_Red_LDS12RD.html?tl=g6c77s126#blank

+

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1089/cab-04/3-pin_to_4-pin_Adapter.html

and done. smile.gif
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