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Old 15-12-16, 10:43 PM
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USB Header Adapter

Is there such a thing as an adapter that plugs into a USB header on a motherboard enabling you to connect two devices from one header?

It's a small rig but I want to connect my Corsair h80i, and a fan speed reducer also.

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Old 15-12-16, 10:51 PM
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Depends. I Googled H80i USB and got this.



If it looks like that and uses one strip of connectors (notice the other side is empty?) then in theory yes, you can run something off of the other channel that isn't being used, providing it too is single channel only.

Does that make sense?
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https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-...s=internal+usb
this will do the trick
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Old 15-12-16, 10:56 PM
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That would convert an internal header into two external ones.

Edit.

http://www.box.co.uk/NZXT_Internal_U...Fe-37QodmMkGTw

There you go, an internal USB hub. I can vouch for it too, I used to have one.
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Old 15-12-16, 11:45 PM
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That would convert an internal header into two external ones.

Edit.

http://www.box.co.uk/NZXT_Internal_U...Fe-37QodmMkGTw

There you go, an internal USB hub. I can vouch for it too, I used to have one.
That's great, thanks! There's a lot of NZXT in the rig already so this is a perfect match
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Old 16-12-16, 12:06 AM
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Fan speed reducers can go straight from either the Fan header on the motherboard, the H80i or from Molex or SATA power - not USB. Or do you mean a fan controller like one that goes in a spare bay?

I've not heard of one running of USB. If you have an H80i the fans are connected to the pump housing and controlled by corsair link. The H80i then connects via USB to the motherboard (for control) and to the CPU fan.

I run an internal USB2 to external off my motherboard as my G29 won't work on USB 3 so yes they're available as above but I'm not sure if that's exactly what you need.
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Old 16-12-16, 01:27 PM
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Fan speed reducers can go straight from either the Fan header on the motherboard, the H80i or from Molex or SATA power - not USB. Or do you mean a fan controller like one that goes in a spare bay?

I've not heard of one running of USB. If you have an H80i the fans are connected to the pump housing and controlled by corsair link. The H80i then connects via USB to the motherboard (for control) and to the CPU fan.

I run an internal USB2 to external off my motherboard as my G29 won't work on USB 3 so yes they're available as above but I'm not sure if that's exactly what you need.
Alright, let me explain what I'm trying to do with what I have. There might be another way of doing it. I've build a budget AMD rig for my bedroom. I like my setups to have case fans with lights so it's red themed with two fans in the front, and one at the back. I connected the two rear fans but at 12V which meant they made to much noise, so I purchased a NZXT GRID unit to quieten them. This connects via a micro USB into the device to a motherboard USB header. It looks it can be powered another way, but I don't have the appropriate cable (if it did come with one it's gone missing).

This setup was fine until I decided to buy a more efficient CPU cooler (the AMD one is atrocious for noise). Along came the Corsair h80i. This needs a motherboard header but the board only has one. Taking out the GRID as it now can't connect has made the two back case fans loud again which comes to the thread I posted.

What is the preferred solution. Find another way of powering the GRID, or buying that adapter and connecting both devices to it?
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Old 16-12-16, 06:56 PM
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Alright, let me explain what I'm trying to do with what I have. There might be another way of doing it. I've build a budget AMD rig for my bedroom. I like my setups to have case fans with lights so it's red themed with two fans in the front, and one at the back. I connected the two rear fans but at 12V which meant they made to much noise, so I purchased a NZXT GRID unit to quieten them. This connects via a micro USB into the device to a motherboard USB header. It looks it can be powered another way, but I don't have the appropriate cable (if it did come with one it's gone missing).

This setup was fine until I decided to buy a more efficient CPU cooler (the AMD one is atrocious for noise). Along came the Corsair h80i. This needs a motherboard header but the board only has one. Taking out the GRID as it now can't connect has made the two back case fans loud again which comes to the thread I posted.

What is the preferred solution. Find another way of powering the GRID, or buying that adapter and connecting both devices to it?
No worries so you're using the GRID as a fan controller so the USB splitter or an add in card like the one mentioned before makes sense.

A fan speed reducer is typically a small cable that takes the fans down from 12v to 7v. They're what I use and are something like this:
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Old 17-12-16, 12:07 AM
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This is the updated header to what AlienALX showed you I own the old one already but this new one is much better https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub
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This is the updated header to what AlienALX showed you I own the old one already but this new one is much better https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub
Yeah I'll confess I bought mine absolutely ages ago. That one looks much nicer. Twice the price, though.
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