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I have a Cosmos 1000 case and have added additional fans to it. Instead of running a bunch of molex connectors to the fans that can't connect directly to my motherboard could I use a fan controller instead? Like could I use a fan controller to power the fans instead of running them individually with molex.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-129-_-Product
 

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Yes, but most fan controllers come with the 3-pin fan connectors. So, you will have to buy adaptors if your fans only have 4-pin molex connectors. Something like this.

Edit: Ah the one in your link has 4-pin connectors. It would work, but only for one fan. I was think more of something like this fan controller.
 

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I have a Cosmos 1000 case and have added additional fans to it. Instead of running a bunch of molex connectors to the fans that can't connect directly to my motherboard could I use a fan controller instead? Like could I use a fan controller to power the fans instead of running them individually with molex.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-129-_-Product

Be aware if you're daisy chaining or adding more fans onto that controller that the max output for it is 14.4watts. R4s need 4.2 watts so your looking at putting no more then 3 fans on that controller before you risk burning it out.
 

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I've been looking at fan controllers for my new build since it's going to be chock-full of fans.

One of the best I have found and the one I plan on ordering is the Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme. 6 channels @ 30 watts. That's a lot of fans!

7 R4s 120mm (if Shadowclock is correct about the 4.2w figure) per channel.

42 fans!
 
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