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please post some pics of what you build.
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Will do... gotta go to the hardware store and buy some thick cable and connectors.
Should be a piece of cake, add some sleeving and heatshrink to the mix and it should look half decent.
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For the Akasa splitter I went ahead and paid FrozenCPU extra to have it sleeved so it's nice and secure and doesn't look ugly whenever I get behind the m/b tray. thumb.gif
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You don't need thick cable. A fan power leads can all go directly into molex (or use cheap household mains lead from molex to split). Sleeve them all together for 10-15cm and then split to fan sockets with PWM leads (split PWM lead here too). One of the fan sockets will have all 4 leads for master fan to send rpm signal to mobo and rpm and PWM leads from mid-cable split to fan plug that goes to mobo. End result something like the image below. You can make it with as many splits as you want. I've ran 7 fans using 2 splitter no problem.

Edited by doyll - 12/19/12 at 3:51pm
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I didn't have the time to make a splitter myself when I bought the Akasa cable. Probably going to grab this one if I end up moving into the Define R4. I'll want to use up to five TY-147's. biggrin.gif
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That's the two I got and ended up having to rebuild. Too rigid going into molex and fan plug to mobo and they stress fatigued and started breaking off at end of heatshrink / into pins on back of connectors. You will be better off with the unbraided version than that carp. They started breaking within first week while doing cable management. Had to tape them up into something similar to blued braided one.
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Maybe you got a bad one? I could probably re-sleeve it myself except I don't have a heat gun. Using a lighter would probably not turn out so great.
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Maybe you got a bad one? I could probably re-sleeve it myself except I don't have a heat gun. Using a lighter would probably not turn out so great.

Notice how much is sleeved and heatshrinked on one side and socket/plug on other... now look at that little tiny ittty bitty small short bit of colored wire in-between all them individual heatshrink braided cables and socket/plug... rigid to flex twist on that small bit to rigid plug.. stress fatigues and breaks right there.

Fan plug as 5 individual PWM lead and a rpm lead to it.
Molex has 5 pairs of power and earth leads spit at end into respective pins.. all running around like snakes in a bag.


They run from molex to fan socket with nothing to keep them organized... and when they get moved around trying to manage them they start breaking off at the sockets. I did reuse the wire, sockets and braiding. biggrin.gif


Imagine all the wires going every which-way out of each connector... They are all same length, not like in image biggrin.gif So don't lay out nice and neat when you start plugging things together.
Edited by doyll - 12/19/12 at 4:37pm
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I see what you mean. I have no sleeving experience and not sure how difficult it would be to make my own.
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How about this Gelid 4 way and simple 4pin PWM Y splitters for more fans if needed?
http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Connector-Splitter-Sleeved-CA-PWM-03/dp/B0067LWQ1C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1355965126&sr=8-4&keywords=pwm+splitter

Or plug two of these together and you could run 7 fans biggrin.gif
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