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Radiator Fan Questions

I personally like to use a splitter directly to the motherboard as it eliminates an additional point of failure (fan hub) and is less cables I have to deal with.

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Which is better, using a splitter cable to connect the three radiator fans straight to the motherboard, or using a splitter cable to connect to a hub?  Which option gives more fan control?  

 

Does connecting the three fans individually to the hub make a difference?

 

Since there are four case fans, should I also connect them individually to the hub or use a splitter cable to the hub (As I will most likely run them all at the same RPM)?

 

I will be using an NZXT Kraken Z73 and the hub is the NZXT RGB and fan controller which comes with the case I am using, the H710i.

 

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I personally like to use a splitter directly to the motherboard as it eliminates an additional point of failure (fan hub) and is less cables I have to deal with.

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Just now, Quadrum said:

I personally like to use a splitter directly to the motherboard as it eliminates an additional point of failure (fan hub) and is less cables I have to deal with.

Does anyone control fan rpm for each individual fan?  I'm asking this because splitters make all fans the same.

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8 hours ago, Lapjun said:

Does anyone control fan rpm for each individual fan?  I'm asking this because splitters make all fans the same.

I’ve got the same fan curve for all my fans, I don’t know of anybody who has separate fan curves for each fan.

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I use a hub. Having power fans means I need more power. Even at low speeds. I don’t have high amp headers. So I either use a hub or a powered splitter. 


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