Not enought power connectors
I need three four pin power connectors (two for fans, one for a cd-rom) But I've only got on power plug left. Is there any way around this?
All of teh fans that i buy come with a splitter type thing on them, so basically when u plug them in you still have a free power plug. Other than that you can also buy power cable spliters, any computer shop should sell them. Or althernativley if you are good with electronics ya can just wire them up yourself, if you are good with electronics you will know how to do it, if your not good with electronics i'm not gonna tell you cuz i don't wanna be responsible for "i slipped and cut the wire completely" or any other accidents. Hope this helps
The fans won't draw much current, so you could use a lead splitter (if you can find one) or if you feel like cutting and soldering wires and buying additional plugs split it yourself. But for the price and no fuss, I'd just get a better power supply with more leads.
But if you tell me I will have a better chance at not cutting the wire...
I'll see what I can find.
I'll keep with this power supply for now, but I suppose I can't just keep adding more and more splitter things.
Should I have the fans all one one cable? Or spread them about?
On on power lead in my case I have 2 case fans and a GPU fan running off it, plus my old 5400 rpm MP3 HDD. I have one lead that has my 7200 RPM C: drive, and the floppy and then on another lead the DVD and CD-rw with no power prob's @ all.. I have a power hungry athlon 1 gig with a 250w PS. If you spread out the splits between the leads you should have no probs, but then again the only way to 'REALLY' find out is to experiment..
I personally would reccomend puttin 1 fan on each lead comin out of the PS so as to minimize the effects. I have played with mine and everything spoins up to full speed the way I have mine set-up and it looks neater the way I did it, but experimentation is the only way to know. The easiest wa to tell if the drives are gettin full speed is to hook up all the devices you want running and run drive benchmarks to find out each drives transfer rates, then connect the fans how you want them and as long as the new numbers on the benchmark pretty much match the old results everything should be OK.
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