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Fan hub help (can I plug it in any fan header?)

I'm building a pc that has 3 case fans, 2 in the front 1 in the back for positive pressure to combat dust 

however... dun dun dunnnn... my motherboard only has one case fan header (2 counting the CPU header) 

 

so for the last hour I've been doing some research on different ways to run the fans 

 

1. splitter cables, I don't think this will work for me since I think the cables will be too short and a splitter can only run 2 fans, I have 3 (also a cable management nightmare) 

2. direct power from the PSU via molex/sata ... yea not happening... I don't like the sound of a Jet engine in my room 

 

3. a cheap fan hub..... sounds like a decent solution

 

most fan hubs online say to plug the pwm cable in the CPU header on the motherboard and then put a sata in the side of the thing for power, but this would mean I would have to mount the hub close to the motherboard since the CPU cooler would have to plug into the hub. This is something I don't want to do (and again it would be a cable management nightmare) so can I run this thing on the other case fan header? 

 

the hub I plan to use is attached below 

 

and are there any other things I should know about this kinda thing? 

and am I talking complete nonsense here? is there another way? 

thanks - 

sata fan hub.JPG

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There are 3 way fan splitters, but I wouldn't recommend using those. Correct me if I'm wrong, but fan headers are rated for 1A, and most case I see are pull .35A exceeding the 1A limit. Best case, fans don't run at full speed, worst case mobo gets fried.

 

I actually bought one of those fan hubs through an online shop for ~$3 and connect 3 fans to it. Haven't had a problem so far.

Just put it behind the motherboard tray, you route all your cables there anyway.


Why does it have to connect to the CPU fan header tho? I don't think any mobo only has 1 fan header, there should be at least 2.

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Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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haha.. thanks : D  

so I'll just plug it in the other case header then xD

is that working all fine for you? 

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13 hours ago, bleedblue said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but fan headers are rated for 1A, and most case I see are pull .35A exceeding the 1A limit.

 

Depends much on fan. Most are 0.2-0.3. One would need to check fans.

 

13 hours ago, DomDoesTech said:

haha.. thanks : D  

so I'll just plug it in the other case header then xD

is that working all fine for you? 

Which mobo, which fans? As with splitters, hub will have all connected fans running at one same speed.

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