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On my motherboard (Intel DQ35JO) I only have two fan hubs (3-pin) and I have 4 fans in the case, and I was wondering if a fan splitter is a good idea. Two of those fans are the ones who were already in the case when I bought it (Corsair Carbide Series 275R) and i'm unable to find the model (Those are Corsair fans, if you have a clue, let me know) and the other two ones are Corsair AF120 Red Led. I have a 450W 80 PLUS Bronze EVGA PSU. I tried some of those Fancasee 1-to-2 Fan Splitter (https://www.amazon.ca/Câble-ventilateur/dp/B07DF8JDVS/ref=pd_sbs_147_2/131-7917825-1357119?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DFFB14R&pd_rd_r=fbfe9d7d-9920-4b6e-95fc-774266562594&pd_rd_w=2qB8H&pd_rd_wg=PkagM&pf_rd_p=5dcda75b-8643-4da3-9bb1-5c0233790500&pf_rd_r=8KXAGM3RP30ED53ZVKQN&refRID=8KXAGM3RP30ED53ZVKQN&th=1)  but unfortunately one of them arrived with one pin missing, so I needed to return them for a refund. 


Do you have some recommendations, or do you think I shouldn't use a fan splitter?



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fan splitters are fine, i use two i just grabbed from ebay sorted by cheapest :P

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What do you mean by "one pin missing"? The splitters have one pin missing by default. Or multiple pins, if its for 3+ fans. You only need rpm sensor pin for one fan as mobo can only read speed from one fan per header.

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As mentioned, the 3rd pin for rpm is only used from one fan on each splitter. It'll still work fine for splitting the fan signal. 

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