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Old 09-02-09, 08:01 PM
purplemonkey purplemonkey is offline
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URGENT!!! HELP - 3 Pin Power cable splitter

Building my new PC tonight need advice quickly as it's allllll ready to go waiting to fire it up

I've run out of 3 Pin Chasis Fan sockets on my Asus P5Q so i bought a 3 Pin Power cable splitter so i can hook 2 fans up from one socket

Is there any reason i should do this? Will the two fans obtain suffient power?

The socket will be powering the two upper case fans on my hiper osiris pc case

Another question ---- My P5Q comes with a Power Fan Socket along with 3 chasis fan sockets

What makes the PWR Fan socket different to Chasis fan sockets? Is it the power it supplies to the fan?????

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Old 09-02-09, 08:04 PM
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The fans will both be powered fine, nothing to worry about.

The PWR plug is afaik for PSU fans. Some older PSUs came with a connector for this, however very few do now. It can be used for any fan you like though. I have done so without any problems.
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Old 09-02-09, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by name='purplemonkey'
Building my new PC tonight need advice quickly as it's allllll ready to go waiting to fire it up

I've run out of 3 Pin Chasis Fan sockets on my Asus P5Q so i bought a 3 Pin Power cable splitter so i can hook 2 fans up from one socket

Is there any reason i should do this? Will the two fans obtain suffient power?

The socket will be powering the two upper case fans on my hiper osiris pc case

Another question ---- My P5Q comes with a Power Fan Socket along with 3 chasis fan sockets

What makes the PWR Fan socket different to Chasis fan sockets? Is it the power it supplies to the fan?????
don't worry bud ... i have 8 fans running off a fan controller that is running off a pass through 4 pin that goes to my IDE HDD...

i've had no problems so far ...

that's if you want to take advice from a 13 year old :O

also... pwr fan socket is just as antihero says
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Old 09-02-09, 08:31 PM
purplemonkey purplemonkey is offline
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thanks guys!!!!! much appreciated
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Old 09-02-09, 08:33 PM
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No problem mate
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Old 09-02-09, 08:42 PM
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no probs
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