Originally Posted by Himo5
What is really needed is some kind of PSU-powered PWM chain block on a piece of stripboard that can be velcro'ed somewhere out of the way - say between the rear extractor fan and the PCI array - like this mock-up:
A F2F PWM cable transmits the PWN and RPM signals only between the Blue 4-pin terminal and the motherboard connector; the Reference fan plugs into the UV.Green 4-pin terminal and supplies the RPM reading for the chain; up to 5 other 4-pin fans can be plugged into the chain and duplicate the Reference fan, with the 6th fan (plugging into the White terminal) having its RPM transmitted from the White 2-pin terminal so that it can be connected to another fan header and have its actual RPM tested independently.
The whole block is powered through a cable connecting the Red 2-pin terminal to the yellow/black terminals of a molex connector from the PSU so that the motherboard only has to supply the PWM signal itself and no longer needs to restrict the wattage being used. An extra power cable can be added to connect the red 2-pin terminal to red/black terminals of a molex to run the chain at 5 volts /half speed instead.
The time has come to chivvy all these motherboard manufacturers who keep piling the PWM connectors onto their boards to include a PWM chain with the I/O panel.
Woow thanks Himo5
another type of PWM controlled fan. Add rep for you mate
Originally Posted by cracker2697
Hello. I'm going to buy Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme for my i7 2600K CPU. It'll be working on ASUS P8Z77 WS board. I've got dual ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II working in SLI mode. I wanted to know if the 1st PCIE slot would be able to use. Moreover I've got 4 Corsair Vengeance memory sticks. How about this cooler and my current system ?
You can't use first PCIExpress x16 slot that closest to the CPU/RAM, fortunately my mainboard use PCIExpress x16 starting at the second line so TR SA SB-E Extreme fits perfectly.
I can use all DIMM slot's but I can't use fan infront of HSF instead I use it at the middle HSF and rear HSF. If you wanna use first fan infront of HSF then you need to use Low Profile RAM.
, it works mate
I use 3 male for 3fans PWM-Y cable but only use 2 fans on it and plugged into CPU Fan 4pin PWM socket, unfortunately I cannot use header on SystemFan1/2 with 4pin because it will use 100% fan power, weird, but with the fan straight plugged into SystemFan1/2 they can be controlled via BIOS (50%, 60%,70%,80%,90%, Disabled)