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Windows 7: Fan help

25 Feb 2011   #1
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 
Fan help

I have just got a Sugo case which has 3 80mm fans +Cpu fan(120mm) I have pluged in the Cpu fan straight into motherboard, and I have a Y lead spliter into MB fan output, how can I plug the other fan in ? I dont have any more fan outputs from motherboard! Which is the best option Can I daisey chain a extra Y lead in ? Will there be enough power to run them only 80mm fans? buy a lead and connect straight to power but I am guessing runs this full power all the time so making extra noise or get a fan controler ? I have seen this one
NesteQ MaxZero 8-Channel Fan Controller / Temperature Monitor.

Thanks for you advice in advance.


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25 Feb 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Normally, you can run 2 fans off a single header with a simple y connector.

But you should first investigate the amps required by your fans and compare that to the amps available on the fan header.

You might see something like .3 amps per fan and 1.0 for the header. So 2 fans would be .6 total and would be within the 1.0 available on the header and OK.

Dig into the fans specs and the motherboard specs.
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25 Feb 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something like this,

Akasa AK-CB001 Single PSU 4-pin Molex to 4 Fans []

would be a better idea than the possibility of overloading the fan header on the motherboard.
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26 Feb 2011   #4
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Do you guys not rate fan controllers? I will have to look into the fan specs,two of them came with the case and one after market one.
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26 Feb 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

There is nothing inherently wrong with fan controllers, but in your case they appear to be unnecessary.

They are usually used to control the rpm of several fans externally, most often by overclocking gamers who like gadgetry and are highly concerned with temperatures.

I don't see why you would need one.
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27 Feb 2011   #6
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
There is nothing inherently wrong with fan controllers, but in your case they appear to be unnecessary.

They are usually used to control the rpm of several fans externally, most often by overclocking gamers who like gadgetry and are highly concerned with temperatures.

I don't see why you would need one.
Thanks for the replys I am still looking in to extra cables, or the fan controller I like the idea of this even though prob wont use to full! Because if I use the splitter leads I dont see what each fan is doing ie RPM this will be all fans togerther I guess

I dont want to seem like one of those people that ask for advice then go and do completely the,oppersite becuase all the advice I have been given on here is been fantastic! I just really seem to have the moding bug! I think the fan display would look cool! is this a ok Fan controller can anyone recommend that or a better one?

Thanks again guys
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28 Feb 2011   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian986 View Post
I just really seem to have the moding bug! I think the fan display would look cool! is this a ok Fan controller can anyone recommend that or a better one?

Thanks again guys
I looked at that controller and the only thing I did't like was the speed control on the fans. It has 4 choices 0v, 5v, 7v, 12v. The good part it has the 3rd lead for measuring the RPM. On my old system I had a Sentry 2 but it did not monitor RPM but gave a % based on voltage supplied. On my new system I am looking at the new Aerocool Strike X panel. It controls 5 fans and has a way to connect the CPU fan to the panel and to the Motherboard since the Motherboard needs to see the CPU fan in order to boot. Also you can adjust the fan speed in 100rpm steps (low end is limited to 1/2 the max rpm) It can handle up to 8w (0.66amps) per channel. Here is the link Aerocool > Products > Peripheral > Strike X Panel. Since you have the modding bug you might like it.

Jim
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28 Feb 2011   #8
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi ian986

I see your from London so here is a few Fan controllers to look at (UK site) may give you some ideas in the realm of modding.

Kustom PCs Manual Controllers
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28 Feb 2011   #9
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Jim,
I love that fan controller but I only have a single slot left as I am running a SFF system If I had a full size case would deff get one of those!
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28 Feb 2011   #10
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks for the link Ciara
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