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    3 Pin Fan Splitter

    I want to plug a front 60mm fan into my G33 motherboard but only have one 3 pin chassis fan connector, is it ok to use a 3pin Y splitter to run a 90mm & 62mm chassis fan from the one socket, could it overload the controller?

    One fan is a stock dell the other is a budget one

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/63282

    It has molex as another option
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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    If they are two normal fans, it'll be fine (although you do always take a risk, don't get me wrong).

    The important thing here is how many amp's(the current) they are drawing. Considering I've seen Delta fans that can draw several times the amount of amp's a normal fan does and still run fine, I can't see an issue here (I''ve done it loads of times without issue)
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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    You can normally get a 3Pin fan connector to molex connector. This is what I tend to do as you said, reduces the risk of too much draw and the socket.

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by robsonalan View Post
    You can normally get a 3Pin fan connector to molex connector. This is what I tend to do as you said, reduces the risk of too much draw and the socket.
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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    Connected the fan to molex power last night, sounds like theres a hairdryer in my case!

    I think I'll either disconnect it totally or go back to plugging it in the mobo, it doesn't seem to have brought the temps down noticably, and isn't really anymore space for a bigger diameter fan.

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    You can buy 3 pin splitters if you really want

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    Yeah, its a 3pin splitter or nothing scenario

    Put a new Corsair VX450 in the Dell just last night so I would like the machine to be quieter not louder. Hopefully the PSU's larger fan should do a bit of extra cooling too.

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    Re: 3 Pin Fan Splitter

    or u can buy a cheap fan controller if you plan on using alot of fans.
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