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I need some kind adapter that can take at least 5 3/4 pin fans and power them from psu. Fans take about 3-4 W.

I really don't need fan controller so I wonder if there is another easier and cheaper solution ?
    
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whats wrong with MOLEX?
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I'm not 2 good in this but where can I find single molex that can power 5 fans ?
Edited by Knocturnal - 3/9/11 at 4:17am
    
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Originally Posted by Knocturnal View Post
I need some kind adapter that can take at least 5 3/4 pin fans and power them from psu. Fans take about 3-4 W.

I really don't need fan controller so I wonder if there is another easier and cheaper solution ?
Personally, i have 14 fans in my rig, ranging from DELTAS / ULTRAKAZES / Sharkoon Silent Eagles ect.

The best decision i ever made was to pick up a couple of Lamptron Fan Controllers, they require 2 molex connections and they power 6 fans each with a total of 65w per channel.

Its a very clean way of running fans, without a multitude of wires and connectors trailing round your case.

If you're just using standard fans then a cheap fan controller would prob be a cheaper and more logical solution.
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I need some kind adapter that can take at least 5 3/4 pin fans and power them from psu. Fans take about 3-4 W.

I really don't need fan controller so I wonder if there is another easier and cheaper solution ?
Probly should get a 4-pin molex to 3-pin cables then



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Personally, i have 14 fans in my rig, ranging from DELTAS / ULTRAKAZES / Sharkoon Silent Eagles ect.

The best decision i ever made was to pick up a couple of Lamptron Fan Controllers, they require 2 molex connections and they power 6 fans each with a total of 65w per channel.

Its a very clean way of running fans, without a multitude of wires and connectors trailing round your case.

If you're just using standard fans then a cheap fan controller would prob be a cheaper and more logical solution.
Well I have 1 230mm and 4 200mm fans both at 700rpm max so there is no reason to put them any lower. Also I heard if I buy cheap fan controller there might be some clicking sounds ect.
    
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Probly should get a 4-pin molex to 3-pin cables then



Edit; Too late
That seem nice, I hope I can get one of these in my country
    
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Probly should get a 4-pin molex to 3-pin cables then



Edit; Too late
I was thinking same thing about the molex.
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Personally, i have 14 fans in my rig, ranging from DELTAS / ULTRAKAZES / Sharkoon Silent Eagles ect.

The best decision i ever made was to pick up a couple of Lamptron Fan Controllers, they require 2 molex connections and they power 6 fans each with a total of 65w per channel.

Its a very clean way of running fans, without a multitude of wires and connectors trailing round your case.

If you're just using standard fans then a cheap fan controller would prob be a cheaper and more logical solution.
So if I put 2 fans on same controller with 3-Pin Y fan cable they don't lose any power if I provide enough W?
    
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