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    4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Hi, i have 3 case fans running with 4-pin molex connectors.

    I think that i could get a lot of noise reduction by slowing down my case fans when system is cool but i need to connect them to my motherboard to do so.

    I dont like the taught of a fan controller as i would like everything to be automatic(computer usually on for long periods when im not at home)

    Therefore, i need a converter which converts a 4-pin female molex into a 3-pin female molex.

    I have found this on an american website (4-pin Molex to 3-Pin Female Socket Cable Adapter Sleeved [4FAN3PIN] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come) but cannot find anything of the sort from anywhere in england!!

    Can you please advise where i can get this type of converter?

    Thanks
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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Try this selection of cable from maplins.

    Maplin > Internal Case Cables

    Looks like the one you want is in there.

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Akasa 3-Pin to 4-Pin Adapter Cable

    they're in most pc shops.

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Nopp...theyre all 4 pin molex to 3 pin molex...therefore the 3pin molex and the 4 pin molex are both male!!

    I need them both to be female!

    Not so easy to find!

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    why not just buy the pins and connectors and make it yourself?

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Well...i must say..if i find the actual connector it aint such a bad idea...

    The only problem is that i dont kno the actual layout of the wires so you might be able to help me there!?

    Thanks
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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Or just pay the £2.34, post #5

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Oh yes...sorry mike...didnt see your link there lol.

    I baught the one you sent the link to along with a set ov iv cathode tubes

    Thanks very much for your help!!!

    Greatly appreciated

    Ian

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Rather more money I know but the mCubed T Balancer is a very cool automatic fan controller.

    Here's a write up from Bjorn3d.com

    Bjorn3d.com -mCubed T-Balancer, Satisfying Your Daily Tech Cravings Since 1996

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    Re: 4 Pin molex to 3 pin molex found in UK!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianc1990 View Post
    Hi, i have 3 case fans running with 4-pin molex connectors.

    I think that i could get a lot of noise reduction by slowing down my case fans when system is cool but i need to connect them to my motherboard to do so.
    Are you planning to run all 3 fans off one 3pin header?
    If so, that's a bad idea. While it does depend on the fan, if they draw too much current you run a very real risk of damaging the mobo
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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