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Reddit reviews on SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04)

Sentiment score: 80
Reddit mentions: 171

We found 171 Reddit mentions of SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04). Here are the top ones.

1-to-8 PWM connectors2200μF capacitor provides stable voltageSupport speed detection for accurately controlling fans

Found 171 comments on SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04):

u/votebleach2020 · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I highly recommend this one: SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_bv1jhxoFNGKWr

u/z0nk_ · 9 pointsr/pcgaming

I use this silverstone fan hub and just have my motherboard control the fans. Its even slim enough to stick between the back of the motherboard and rear panel on my S340. Most OEMs also have software that allows more fan control than what the BIOS can do.

I have a Kraken x62 and I've installed and messed around with CAM, but it is a terrible piece of software even compared to something like Corsair LINK. The default pump behavior works well enough so I don't even use CAM anymore.

u/zonedguy · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder

You can definitely stick with the Fractal series. I did because I couldn't have a loud, unsightly machine setup anywhere in my home. I have my main system w/ 10 Drives + 2 SSDs + 3 NVME drives in an R6. That has a DAS connected with 19 drives inside an R5; 8 stock bays + 3 in 2x5.25 bay adapter + extra 3 drive cage + extra 5 drive cage.

As you are in Europe, you might not even have to pay crazy shipping charges to buy spare drive cages from https://www.fractal-design-shop.de/Define-R5_1. In the US I had to source the extra drive cages from r/hardwareswap but that proved to be easier than I expected. Here is a pic I took before I added the 2nd 5-bay drive cage: https://imgur.com/a/TWL8IB1

Edit: Request for more info...

I have not done a build log as I am not yet "finished" with the build, but it looks like there is sufficient demand for parts info so here it goes:

I have an R6 for my main NAS server loaded with the motherboard, 10 3.5 drives and one SSD. The R5 has two extra drive cages (3 + 5) as well a 2x5.25-to-3x3.5 bay adapter.

The expansion cards I use are:

  • 1x LSI 9210-8i with SAS to SATA cables for 8 of the 10 internal drives in the R6. The other 2 + SSD use SATA ports on the motherboard.

  • 1x LSI-9207-8e connected via 8088 cables to two HP SAS expanders powered in the R6 by riser cards which connect to the drives with the same SAS to SATA cables as above.

    Additional parts I used:

  • An SFX PSU is important so you can fix the extra drive cages. Don't skimp on this one. You don't need a ton of Watts (I'm using a 600W Gold) but you need quality, you are hooking up thousands of dollars of drives to it!

  • Power splitters: One & Two

  • Power switch to turn on the DAS PSU and reset it any time you need to take the NAS offline (DAS always must be powered on first)
  • Fan controller for powering fans in the DAS

    More inspiration can be found here: https://www.serverbuilds.net/16-bay-das
u/nbmtx · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use one of these hubs in my ITX build (more for cable management than necessity). It uses SATA power which is handy.

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u/jelloBadger · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

You could do this + this. If you've only got 2 fans, then the one you linked + the power supply I linked would work.

u/TaedusPrime · 4 pointsr/sffpc

For my ncase, I use a h75 on my 6600k and a h55 with a kraken g10 on my gtx 1080. It's all pretty dang quiet, not loud enough for me to comment on. I tied the h75 for my cpu to its own fan curve and the rest of the fans are on a Silverstone pwm splitter.

So my 2 case fans, 120mm h55 fan and the fan for the kraken g10 are on the same curve. When my gpu throttles up, the case fans do too. It's perfect like it is and I'm not gonna touch it.


1 120 noctua in the bottom front slot pulling air into the kraken fan for gpu.

1 92mm slim noctua for rear of case.

2 noctua 120s for each aio cooler.

You can use a good air cooler but in my case my cpu never really gets warm enough to throttle high enough to make much noise. I like the look of the dual fans on each aio rad when you pop the side off :)

Here's the fan hub, it's really small, I tuck it into the front of case above front of gpu.


u/Zonker101 · 4 pointsr/hardware

Believe http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ is basically what you want, connects it to a PWM slot on your motherboard, then it gets from power from a SATA connector. It will then replicate the voltage to the fans on the splitter, and use one of them for the RPM reading

u/Adaevan · 3 pointsr/buildapc
  1. The water cooling fan header can be used for a case fan. I believe the pump fan header can too, but I'm not sure. Keep in mind that your motherboard may treat those headers as PWM controlled or DC voltage controlled, and you may have to change fan speed settings in the BIOS.

  2. See 3.

  3. See 2. Just kidding, see 4.

  4. Easiest way would be to buy a fan splitter. Make sure that, if you have 4 pin PWM case fans, you get a 4 pin fan splitter. If you have a lot of fans, you can consider a fan hub. It can get power from your PSU via SATA or Molex, depending on the fan hub. Plus, if you get a PWM fan hub you can turn non-PWM fans into PWM fans, though all fans connected to the hub will run at the same speed.
u/Imbigazoid · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor | $279.49 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $109.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste | $7.25 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $116.16 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $238.50 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $349.99
Storage | Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $445.41 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $131.99
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Corsair - SP120 RGB High Performance 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $19.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1818.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-24 12:03 EDT-0400 |

PCpartpicker didn't find all the amazon links.

Case Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Crystal-Tempered-Glass-Compact/dp/B01LA2LB7W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521906800&sr=8-2&keywords=460x%2Bcorsair&th=1

SSD Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-Internal-MZ-76E1T0B-AM/dp/B078DPCY3T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521906876&sr=8-1&keywords=860+evo+1tb

With some pretty easy overclocking, messing around with XMP settings in BIOS and voltage, you can very easily push the CPU to 3.8 Ghz, People claim to push it to 4.0 Ghz though say it seemed to be a little unstable.

If you haven't cleaned out your PSU, you should. If it's younger than 5 years it's definitely still good. 100$ saved.

Windows can be obtained for free, only disadvantage is a small Windows 10 watermark on the lower right corner, and some of the OS customization settings are locked. It doesn't bother me, and it certainly doesn't convince me to spend 100$ for customization.

M.2 nvme SSDs are many times faster than a SATA SSD, for a boot drive you won't see a huge difference in boot time, but file transfer and such it definitely shines.

The extra fan is for an exhaust for the back of the case. You'll need a fan hub Here: https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521908068&sr=1-3&keywords=fan+hub Forgot about it :/

Ive built with this case before, and it comes with a nice SSD mounting array behind the motherboard, a kinda annoying but spacious PSU basement and great air flow. tempered glass oooo

Buy zip ties. like 50. Zip ties are your friend and so is your fully modular PSU

If you want help with your CPU overclocking, you can pm me, or look up a guide on overclockers forum. Really helpful people over there.

I made it all Amazon, because of prime, which is can save you a lot of shipping. With the cheaper vendors, its cheaper for the part, but the shipping would put you over budget.

u/TheDreadfulSagittary · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $327.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $117.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $135.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $1129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT H700 ATX Mid Tower Case | $134.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $110.00 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor | $499.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2978.76
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-23 19:03 EDT-0400 |

You'll also want to get this fan hub.

Here is an extensive guide to building a PC, covers most of the topics of putting it together. You'll also want to enable XMP (sometimes called DOCP) in the BIOS to make sure the RAM is running at the full speed, and remember to set your monitor to 144hz in the Nvidia control panel when you've installed Windows and Drivers.

Feel free to ask any questions.

u/ShadySkins · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You can buy a fan hub that is powered off of SATA from your PSU. Up to 8 fans off of one header. I was doing this myself, but I could not control the fan speed from my BIOS. It was at full throttle all the time. Here I found out the issue was specific to Gigabyte mobos. I abandoned the hub and went with splitters. I'm fortunate to have 3 headers on my mobo, so I only needed to split each of them once to accomodate 6 fans.

Besides the issue without being able to control speed.... the hub was great and worked as advertised. Maybe you can try this and have better luck than me.

u/ryanvsrobots · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Just got some liquid metal today! ...also 4x 40mm and 2x 60mm Noctuas (I have a problem with buying crap on amazon.) Going to see if I can fit the 60's in there along the top grill - I hate opening this thing up so I haven't bothered to actually measure it. I got this controller to run the fans. Pretty sure I'l either fry the mobo or my computer is going to fly away.

I'll make a separate post after I cram the fans in there, but I'm also going to try to actually install the backplate on my cooler so it might not be a great control test.

u/angelsilva · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought this: [fan hub!] (https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504842192&sr=8-1&keywords=Silverstone+fan+hub) and have 4 ML120, you can modify the speed of the fans with your motherboard or with speedfan, the only problem is that if you plug your ml140 it will run at the same rpm as the others fans, to control the rpm of your fans you need to plug one fan to the corner of the hub that is marked, also you can plug and control up to 8 fans

u/freakingwilly · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  1. Clean the everloving shit out of that thing.
  2. Your drives are facing the wrong way. The ports should be facing the back of the case. Flip them 180° and route the cables through the back.
  3. Feed the 4-pin 12v CPU connector behind the motherboard tray and have it come out the top right.
  4. Feed the 24-pin ATX connector behind the motherboard tray and have it come out center right.
  5. Ditch the top mounted exhaust fans. This is part of the reason you have so much dust. Only use the back fan as your exhaust.
  6. Buy a fan hub and connect all your case fans to that. Mount it to the back of the motherboard tray if you have the clearance. Mount it inside the 5.25" drive bay if you don't.
u/L00nyT00ny · 2 pointsr/bapccanada

I've had good use out of this fan hub. I plugged it into the cpu fan slot so all my fans are at quarter speed if CPU isn't under load, and only go all out if under heavy load.

u/dimensiation · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If you are OK with all fans being controlled by the same header, use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480630455&sr=8-1&keywords=silverstone+pwm

It'll allow any 4 pin fans to be controlled via the CPU FAN header.

If you need different fans running at different speeds, you'll likely want splitters for each motherboard header.

u/justinmai · 2 pointsr/watercooling

The new corsair HD 120s look sick and offer great static pressure but... cost a kidney. :/ As for a fan controller, I would highly recommend the silverstone pwm fan controller ( Amazon ) and software like speedfan to control the rpms. Jayztwocents has a good tutorial on the software as it is a bit confusing at first. Best of luck!

u/Cozmo85 · 2 pointsr/watercooling

Any PWM splitter will work (did you buy PWM fans or 3pin fans). Whether its simple cables or into a box like this


Running 6 of those fans per channel wont be a problem at all. If you were ever worried about power you could always use one of these.


They power the fans from the PSU and send the pwm and rpm signal to the controller.

Personally I used to use asus fan control and it seemed to lag in response (took a while to respond to temperatures) plus the whole fact that it dictated motherboard choice in the future.

I use an Aquaero 6 Pro with 8 EK Vardar fans and an Aquacomputer d5.

I have it run my pump at 38% (you can adjust it in 1% increments)

I have it run my vardar fans DC controlled and it ramps them up based on water temperature. I have a water temp probe, an internal temp probe, and ambient temp probes on the outside of each radiator so i can measure incoming air, internal air, outgoing air, and water temp.

It shows me the delta between ambient temp and water temp and runs my fans from ~500rpm to 900rpm depending on water temp

The benefit is its completely independent of the pc. I can change hardware, wipe the hard drive, reset the motherboard and my wc system keeps going with no configuration. Only thing it needs the pc in windows for is cpu and gpu temps which are really just so i can see them. You should control fans based on water temp, not gpu/cpu temp.

Want to run an led strip, it can do simple 12v led strips. It can run an RGB led. It can interface with flow meters and all kinds of shit.

u/mjcov · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

idk, it's not $40, but I just got one of these doodads because my new heatsink (Cryorig H7) blocks one of the fan headers I was using. It works. I don't know if there's any benefit, but it powers all the fans directly from the PSU instead of via the motherboard, but gets the pwm and fan speed signals from the mobo. If your fans don't all match though, it only reads the speed from the one that's plugged in to the designated port, but the PWM signal still gets passed through so they'll all spin at their correct speed.

Oh, also, if you have a silverstone PSU, the short cable set PP05-E is good to reduce cable clutter.

If your keyboard has cherry-compatible switches, these are some nice keycaps for it. If it's not a mechanical keyboard (looks like it might be from the pic) then get one.

u/4psae · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If you're seeing 800MHz RAM then that's normal. You multiply it by 2 to get what speed your RAM is really running at. Hence Double Data Rate (DDR).

As for the fans, you don't need to replace the entire motherboard. Just buy a fan hub. That one supports up to 8 fans, supports speed control if you plug it into your motherboard, and is powered by a SATA connector. Your PSU should have some spare cables or one that's already dangling inside your case.

Don't use a fan hub/fan splitter that will power more than two fans through one header on the motherboard. It could overload.

u/Nexdeus · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


I use two of these in my system (I have 14 fans).

If the fans have short cables, I suggest grabbing these or something similar:

This is all of course assuming they are all PWM fans, which if you are using your motherboard to control them, they might be. Are those fans 4 pin fans?

u/xyz940 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

it actually has 1 case fan header the other one is for the CPU cooler so you can't use it with a regular fan

either a fan y-splitter or a fan hub

with a either you will not be able to control each fan's speed as they all share the same PWM signal and you might run into current limitation for motherboard (unlikely)

with a cheap fan hub you won't run into any current issues but you will still not be able to control each fan speed (all fans will work at the same speed - you would be able to control that speed)

If you want to control each fan individually you would need a 5.25" fan controller

u/DGTownsman · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Echoing the other comments, I wouldn't split a single mobo header that many times without supplemental PSU power. I'd personally go with this Silverstone hub so you can have up to 8 fans.

u/Redhood_905 · 2 pointsr/PcMasterRaceBuilds

SilverStone Technology All Black 1-to-8 PWM Fan Hub (CPF04) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ovmXBbVBR6R65

You can get a pwm fan hub.

u/Talks_To_Cats · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Exactly. Just keep in mind by skipping the smart device, you may want to get a new fan hub. The HUE+ only controls the lights, not the fans themselves.

I highly recommend this one.

u/095179005 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That's totally up to you! That's definitely some eye candy though.

You could get this. It supports up to 4 PWM fans(Silverstone states only the connectors on the glossy side support 4-pin fans).

u/specialedge · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I have 10 fans I want to work at the same speed, so I use two of these:

SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MhU1Cb36Z1YJD

The power comes from the psu, so the pwm control can come from the motherboard. I get that signal from one single fan header using a y-splitter

u/Computerknight54 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I personally would always go with PWM. It's easier to control.

Actually It might be worth noting that you may need a fan hub to control the fans, I personally use https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I

u/CattusKittekatus · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, a fan hub would be good


example like this, it connects directly to your PSU using SATA cable so no need to worry about having lot of fans

and it also connects to motherboard so you can still control all the fans (but all at the same time)

u/cas13f · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That would not be an ideal one, but yeah.

4 fans on a single fan header is very much stretching the capability, as it's pulling all of the power for them from the single header.

This one uses SATA power so you can safely power more fans with control from a single header

With both, ALL of the connected fans are going to have the same speed, as they are controlled by the single fan header's output.

u/YouAreWrongBot · 2 pointsr/buildapc

More quick googling...

>CPF04 is designed for enthusiasts with need for controlling numerous system fans.It is capable of expanding one motherboard PWM fan header to support up to eight fans. Powered directly by SATA cable from the computer power supply and filtered through a built-in 2200μF capacitor, the CPF04 can provide clean, stable voltage to any fan for optimal performance. Equipped with speed detection sensors for accurately controlling eight PWM fans simultaneously, it is an excellent solution for system fan expansion.

$13 USD on Amazon

Someone can correct me if i'm wrong, but that seems like what you're looking for. I think you just need to make sure that you plug that hub into the one controllable port.

I'd recommend doing a little research because i'm not 100% on that, though it sounds pretty good to me.

Edit: See my other comment. No PWM fans, no control.

u/ropid · 2 pointsr/archlinux

The picture you found is a bit blurry. That "IT856SE" you are seeing could actually be "IT8665E"?

There is an extended version of the it87 driver that's not in the normal kernel, and it has an "IT8665E" in its device ID list:


It is not mentioned in the README text, but the IT8665E support is inside that "it87.c" file.

Sadly, the person that worked on extending the it87 module gave up recently, he felt he had no time to do a good job. I don't know if there's someone else actively working on it somewhere.

Anyway... on Arch you have this special version of the it87 driver in the AUR as:


This AUR package should be easy to use if everything works right. Before you install it, you just have to make sure you have the "...-headers" package for the kernel you are using installed. For example, if you use "linux" then install "linux-headers", or if you use "linux-lts" install "linux-lts-headers".

If nothing works, you could do a hardware solution. A simple way to solve this is to wire the PWM signal from the CPU fan header to all case fans. You then go and set the fan curves in the motherboard's BIOS menus, and you are done.

There's inexpensive fan hub products to do this. If your case fans are 4-pin PWM fans, the products are quite cheap, but there's also versions that can translate a PWM signal into voltage control for 3-pin fans, so 3-pin case fans can be made to work as well.

Here's two examples of what I'm thinking about:



This one here can drive 3-pin fans, it translates the PWM signal into different voltages so it's more expensive:


All of those products get power from a cable that's connecting to the PSU. This is so they won't overload the motherboard fan header. They only connect to the motherboard fan header to get the PWM speed signal but won't draw power from there.

You can also make the graphics card drive case fans in hardware. There are adapter cables that can connect into that tiny 4-pin fan header that graphics card have. You can then get the fan signal from the graphics card to one or two case fans. Those adapters cables are a bit hard to find. You could do a setup where the motherboard's CPU fan header drives a case fan or two, and the GPU drives a case fan or two.

u/Skivvy9r · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You want a fan hub like THIS. You can connect three pin female connectors to the four pin males, they just run at full power.

u/ItsADumbName · 2 pointsr/watercooling

Fan Hub:
SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vZgBCb02XDDP4

RGB Splitter:
2 pcs black 4 Pins LED Splitter Cable LED Strip Connector 4 Way Splitter Y Splitter for One to four RGB 5050 3528 LED Light Strips with 10x Male 4 Pin Plugs -30cm/12inch Long (1 to 4Splitter Cable) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072K21JVF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_K0gBCbYQHM15R

NZXT Internal USB Hub - Expands 5 USB 2.0 Ports - Sleek Multifunctional Design - Molex Connection - Plug and Play https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFGFTJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_71gBCbTVQKXD4

u/A_Neaunimes · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Otherwise you can always get a fan hub (this is the first reference on Amazon, not necessarily there because I recommend this model specifically)

And yes the point thing worked, thanks :)

u/Zebiusu · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Your motherboard only has one header for case fans, so without a hub, you wouldn't be able to use more than one fan. This is what I bought and it's been working great. You won't be able to see the part on PCPP unfortunately. Any PWM fan will work with that.

u/poonedundies · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Don't spend $50 dollars on a fan controller. Just get this. You can also easily run 3 fans on each Mobo header but any more than that and you'll be pushing the voltage.

u/TeamAmerica5 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

So yeah you have three ports available to plug fans directly in to the motherboard. What I would recommend over a Molex adapter would be a hub like this.

SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rh0Zxb68PGZVT

Still plug your cpu fan directly into the cpu fan hub on the mobo, but plug all the other fans into the hub, with the hub plugged into one of the system fan ports. And voila, now you have support for 7 more fans.

Glad I can help, feel free to ask for clarification on anything else.

u/GuiltyRhapsody · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This one has all 5 for u but it's a bit expensive.

You could go for this cheaper one and use a molex adapter for the 5th one to save $5 :)

u/mdamaged · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You'll want a 4-pin pwm splitter or better yet a sata-powered fan hub (for more than 2 fans), if you use a splitter, just make sure the fans don't add up to more amps than a that single mb fan header can put out (usually 1-2 amps max (depending on the mb), but check with the manual).

u/MMWDMP · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yes. I would recommend this

u/GalacticArachnids · 2 pointsr/Amd

You just might not have enough airflow. try getting 2 top mounted exhaust fans, and another intake fan. Something cheap like Arctic F12s could work for now to see if that's your issue.

Also if you're running mATX you might want to get a fan header splitter like this, If you don't have enough inputs.

Also what is your room temp?

u/Palmdzn · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This one supports 8 fans and runs off sata

u/Klaus0225 · 2 pointsr/Amd

You can also get a fan controller if you don't have enough headers such as: Fan Controllor

u/SimplyAlegend · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It can happen, but not for 2 fans unless you are having some fans that drain a buttload of power. As a rule of thumb, 1 A at 12 V, so 12 W is fine for most fan headers.

Just to make it sure, are you sure that the fan header on your Mobo is a full PWM header and not a fake one?

If its full PWM; you can get a PWM splitter. Swifftech, Silverstone and Phobya sell those. They take the PWM signal of a single header and splitt it for up to 8 ports, but the power comes from a Sata or Molex power connector.




u/Tsimmz · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just get one of these fan hubs. I put one in mine for all the extra fans I have and it works great!

u/AlanMW1 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can get your self a fan hub for fairly cheap on amazon. Like someone else suggested the NZXT hub will run you $30 and give you more control, if you have another USB plug on your motherboard that's not being used.

u/Oh_Ludicrous · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hi everyone, i recieved a few case fans as a gift for christmas, but my motherboard (gigabytye GA-H110M-A) only has enough headers for 1 case fan. I am currently using a splitter but i am looking to add another fan soon so i ordered a silverstone fan hub https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00VNW556I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is it safe to run this fan hub off of my motherboard's header? i have read from some places that it isn't..

u/sanbornton · 1 pointr/buildapc

On my Nov 2016 build I bought a "Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard" which only had two fan support. Since I wanted to run five fans I purchased a fan hub:


Nothing special about that fan hub; it's a generic simple piece of kit and plenty of other vendors make equivalent devices. You should be able to get a fan hub under $20.

It's been a while since I installed, but I believe power to run the hub comes from a computer PSU cable so it doesn't put extra load on the motherboard to run all the fans. It uses the motherboard fan connector as the switch to turn the cluster of fans on/off.

u/Mufinz1337 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use this to give me access to more PWM slots, and it works wonderfully. It just uses a sata power connector and needs to be connected to one PWM slot on your motherboard. From that it gives you 8 PWM ports to use your fans.

u/joebacca121 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I've added a second fan to my build to help cool the lower half (the GPU is long enough that there isn't ample airflow between upper and lower) but my MOBO only has one system fan connection. I bought a fan hub (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNW556I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) that says it supports fan control, but only monitors speed of 1 fan, it doesn't control speed at all and as a result both of my fans are spinning at 100% all the time. Does anyone else have this product and could give me some insight on how to control the fans with it, or have suggestions for another fan controller/method of controlling both fans with 1 sys_fan connection?

u/cjsenecal · 1 pointr/buildapc

That means I would have to power 3 case fans off a single mobo sys fan header. In that case, should I get a fan hub?

u/ScienceGeek386 · 1 pointr/Immersion_Cooling

LOL!!! > http://lmgtfy.com/?q=3+way+fan+splitter+amazon

I wonder how you did that hahah awesome! ok yeah that controller looks amazing I guess one of those and a three way spittle will do, I was looking onto some usb to 3/4 pin connector adapters that run at 5v which will bring down the speed of the fans by at least 60%. It will make it less noisy, I am thinking in using this controller for that though: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNW556I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

which will get hooked on a 12v 2amp dc outlet : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NRXM6TH/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2J89ND18SD80N&psc=1

I was also thinking in using a potentiometer to increase the voltage if I want to increase the speed, but the one fan controller already comes with 4 potentiometers so perhaps I need a 12 dc power connector with an output of at least 4 A to be safe and account for the blue LED... what do you think?

u/sativa_got_me_down · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ya my thought is just storing some larger steam games, photos, videos and other stuff like that. Any recommendations on a drive at that size?

From what i understand the controller is only for the LEDs. I've been looking for a fan hud but can't really find anything that i like. This is what i was thinking about getting for those purposes.. I can't control the PWM fan speeds individually from this either, isn't that big of deal though.

u/dxrion · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have 7 Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High Performance Edition Fans all plugged into the SilverStone PWM Fan Hub. The Fan Hub is plugged into my Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Motherboard on a 4 pin sys_fan header.

the problem is, i can't control the fans no matter what i've done so far, so they're just running at 100% speed all the time.

i went into my mobo's bios setting and changed the system fan speed to quiet and nothing changes. i've tried using SpeedFan but my fans don't show up at all. i've seen some people say that some mobo's 4 pin sys_fan header isn't actually pwm? is that the case here?

is there anything i can do to turn the sound down on this jet engine next to my ear.


u/Kavari · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That would be fine. You do want more air going into the case than being removed. Check out this fan controller

u/Pcperson122 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

mine says one. I'm looking at this fan header. What thermal paste do you recommend?

u/s1n1c · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I am using the the one linked below. I am running 8 of the fans you mention. You can check out my build at http://imgur.com/a/GMjVx. It is also up on r/pcmasterrace.


u/__PETTYOFFICER117__ · 1 pointr/buildapcsales
  1. Yeah, I'm pretty sure you could even fit 3 140s...

  2. I have an 8-way fan splitter since I have too many fans to run off my mobo, which also helps with cable management... so it reaches to that, which is in the back section of the case. I imagine they'd still reach without the splitter, but IDK for sure. If nothing else I'm sure fan extension cables could be had for cheap.

    This is the splitter I'm using, BTW. If you're wanting to cram your case full of fans, I absolutely recommend it. It's pretty overkill, but makes things so much easier.
u/wicken-chings · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Is this a fan hub and not splitter? Pretty sure just making sure

u/gd2246 · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

That case will probably work, most any one will really. But it only has 10 drive bays at most, and it doesn't look like there'd be any way to secure 5-in-3 cages. Although you'll have so much empty space you can probably find some way to jury-rig them in the future.

The main thing I worry about though is the large hole that would normally give you easy access to the back of a motherboard. The power board is so small IDK if there will be enough screw holes close enough together to secure it.

The power board has two connectors for 3-pin or 4-pin fans. If you need more you can always add a fan controller or even just a splitter cable.

u/ipu42 · 1 pointr/watercooling

You would want to double check on how much power each fan draws and the max output of your motherboard fan head. I think most quality mobos can easily support 3-4 fans. If you want to control more you could get a basic fan controller like this.

u/poblopuablo · 1 pointr/sffpc

https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I?th=1&psc=1 this is cheapest small fan hub I know of.

The only one smaller is the aquacomputer quadro, but it's pretty expensive and uses molex, that being said you can download their software to finfigure any fan to any RPM you want. It's more of a fan controller than a fan hub. it's also about 3x the price.

If you plan to go dual aio at some point, I'd recommend the Quadro, because you can easily control RPM of each individual fan (or even use a splitter for 2 fans on one header so they run at the same RPM)

u/babyFwank18 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would you also recommend the Phantek HUB that another user mentioned earlier or possibly "future proofing" with this one from Amazon due to it having 4 pin connections instead of 3 and being cheaper than the one you listed previously.

u/ASTAR2012 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I had the same thing. It was easier to just use this.

u/Toman128 · 1 pointr/buildapc

BTW, would connecting four of my fans to this and then connecting that to a fan controller be a bad idea in terms of too much power usage for one cable?

u/UniqueWisdom · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would something like this work well? Link.

EDIT: Or should I get a fan controller, so it works better with PWM fans? Link.

u/itrTribute · 1 pointr/buildapc

Looking at your motherboard layout I only see that one 4 pin (not counting the cpu 4 pin). If all your case fans are 4 pin, a good option would be to get a pwm hub. This would let you adjust all the case fans together off one pwm fan curve.


4 pin just gives your more granular control over the speed. 3 pin speed can still be adjusted (mobo options not withstanding) but usually only in like a high or low mode.

u/5H4D0W_5P3C7R3 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You have to get a fan splitter that also plugs directly into your PSU via SATA or Molex in addition to your motherboard's PWM fan header, like this one. This way it gets orders for fan speed control from the motherboard while drawing power directly from the PSU rather than siphoning it through the MB's wiring.

u/vagabond139 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Just use a fan hub.


Also that only happens if you go over 1A per header or(2A assuming its a typical water pump header)

u/Sefku · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Honestly, if you're looking to plug in more than 2-3 fans, I would just pick up a cheap PWM fan hub and not even worry about the fan headers on the board.

Here's one from Silverstone:


u/SilentBobVG · 1 pointr/buildapc

Something like this if you want to hook multiple fans up to it

Alternatively, you could always just get a fan hub like this. It's neater, and allows for more fans

u/Ashihtaka · 1 pointr/CanadianHardwareSwap

I've got a Silverstone fan hub I'd sell for $10

Also have 2x 140mm and 5x 120mm fans.
Send me a pm if still looking

u/DZCreeper · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you haven't already purchased that power supply and those case fans I suggest you just get a better power supply and ditch the overpriced case fans. You can always add some good ones later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $92.61 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $92.61
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-12 03:06 EDT-0400 |

If you have already made those purchases then get a fan hub.


u/interrupt64 · 1 pointr/Amd

When using such a splitter, make sure the fan header is actually able to provide enough current for two fans.
In case it isn't, get something like this, which supplies additional power: https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/

u/dweller_12 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can approach this in different ways. You could get a big hub (or two) and have everything powered directly from that. Or you could use splitters and have them directly connected to the board.

You don't need a 5.25" controller, and even if you got one, none supports 14 fans. There's a good Silverstone PWM hub that can control the fan speed based on one header that goes to the motherboard. You could grab two of these and have up to 16 PWN headers while only using two headers on the motherboard for speed control.

u/rerestart · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the reply!

> Depending on the games but a 1080Ti may be needed for that.

I'm paying a bit more than I'd like already, so I'd prefer to stay at the standard 1080 if performance isn't that much better--is that a mistake? After looking into possible cooling problems with my build, I've decided on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Hybrid Card. Will it be a problem if I put it on the rear exhaust right behind the air-cooled CPU?

> Is that motherboard locked for a reason?

Locked BIOS? I'm not sure how to tell if one's unlocked--I stuck with that motherboard because it comes with bluetooth, wifi, and a sound card. Any good alternatives?

> Portability / cooling

I plan on adding a case fan splitter (link here) for the 1 case fan and two corsair fans, as there's only 1 chassis fan connector on the mobo. Will be fine even though they're differently sized fans?

u/internet_observer · 1 pointr/buildapc

there should be numerous fan connectors scattered all around your motherboard they aren't just all in one place. There are also fan expander boards. Another option is to get a fan controller and plug them into that and yet another option is to just get a molex adapter and plug into that.

I would personally either get a fan expander or a fan controller

u/OAABeyonderLT · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

You'll need this then:


Otherwise you'll need a y-splitter capable of powering all 5 fans. Keep in mind the wattage of the fans too (shouldn't overload it but if you use different fans note the wattage/amperage).

u/emperl_arct · 1 pointr/buildapc


I have this one. It powers 5 of my fans. Its a great device if u wanna upgrade into more fans.


Those fans are not bad. Their cooling is better than the ones i mentioned by a small amount, but if spending an extra $10 doesnt bother you, id say go for it.


u/techentalks · 1 pointr/buildapc

its only attached with 2 screws so you could move it but then it would just be hanging there. the thing i didnt like about it is only 3 of the connections are 4 pin the rest are 3. i use a silverstone sata powered fan hub in my build.


u/AWastedClown · 1 pointr/buildapc

It should have 2 one for the cpu fan one for the case fan, either way you will probably need to add one of these in your purchase of extra fans

u/Daronmal12 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Lots of fan questions today huh? :)

As long as the fans have power they can work, if you need them for PWM fans, get a PWM fan hub that will extend the amount you can use.

u/THRiLLKiLL2666 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

yeah that scares me.. I am swapping out 6 sp120 fans. and these are 4pin fans and i think the old ones are 3 pin.. i am replacing my current fan controller https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992006 to https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I

u/vrpc · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

You can for the CPU fan, but also use some GPU overclocking software to modify its fan. If you want to control more fans, you can either get a manual fan controller(can use regular fans) or get a PWM splitter(will need all PWM fans) to use the motherboards CPU PWM control to control all PWM fans.




u/samcuu · 1 pointr/buildapc

That one should work. However running 3 fans off a motherboard fan header isn't recommended. Best way is using a fan hub that draws power from the PSU (either via SATA or molex cable), like this one.

u/riverblink11 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thank you is this https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I fan hub fine? I was reading one of the bad reviews and theyre claiming it "broke their pc" O.o

u/glaceo · 1 pointr/buildapc

2nd this. Im unfamiliar with speed fan, but if you have no other option, you can try a fan hub/controller. Mostly they are just powered by sata/usb off the motherboard. Here is an option:


Some versions are fancier and mount into the drive bay with controls.

u/TesicAntonio · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Can I use a fan hub as another user below said and staying below the 1 Amp that those connectors can usually output

EDIT: maybe something like this

u/taijabba · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ohhh ok, I´m planning on using 3 of those 5 fans. maybe 4. So you´re saying buy those fans and also [buy this](https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I) instead of the fan splitter, right?

u/AccurateTemperature · 1 pointr/buildapc

Looks like an awesome build. If you do end up adding more fans, RGB strips, etc, I'd get a fan hub like this one and then plug it into the Commander Pro.

u/JaviJ01 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Only other thing you would need is a PWM fan splitter, unless your mobo supports up to 6 fans on it's own.

I personally bought this one, it's supposed to arrive tomorrow.

u/ADirtyScrub · 1 pointr/PC__MasterRace

I have a Corsair Obsidian 450D that came with a ton of very loud case fans. I switched them all out for PWM fans, which I hooked up to fan controller which runs all the fans at the same speed as the CPU fan. This solution only cost me 8$ for the fan controller and the price of the fans. It is all automatic and I don't need to actively change the speed of any of the fans. It runs at the minimum and nearly silent idle/light browsing and still remains fairly quiet gaming considering my OC'ed CPU and GPU. Here are the parts I used.

Here is the fan controller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNW556I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The CPU fan (best static pressure fan I've yet to find): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VYEI17U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These excellent, cheap, quiet fans for the case:

u/Rullerr · 1 pointr/buildapc

whatever you do, don't only have exhaust fans going. You'll have better temps and less dust with more intake than exhaust, as air will still escape the case through all the holes and cracks in the case.

I would suggest going with a PWM fnn hub like this though. https://smile.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I?sa-no-redirect=1

u/SpaghettiQube · 1 pointr/Amd

I use one of these to control all 7 of my fans with PWM.

u/RidleyScotch · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have 3 SYS_FAN headers on my MOBO but i want 5 or 6 fans.

How can i control them in the best way? I know that there are fan header splitter cables but then that forces the BIOS to run each fan at the same speed/settings as it doesn't recognize 2 fans, just 1. I'm knew to PC building and i'm not doing some super-fancy PC set-up so i'm not even sure if it's that big a deal to worry about the individual fan controls.

Is that what the Corsair Commander Pro does? Being able to set the speeds individually through the LINK software?

Does this Silverstone product do the same as the CCP?

SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables

u/KERAMI · 1 pointr/PcBuild

As a different note you could try a 1-to-2 splitter like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdb_x_BLjOybBPF338A

They make different options from a single splitter to a fan hub

u/yosoldja · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have this SilverStone Technology All Black 1-to-8 PWM Fan Hub (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_NQq5wbZ6QPEVJ


u/traken · 1 pointr/buildapc

Which of those fans did you read takes 0.4 amps? That is a bit ridiculous for any kind of fan.

Edit: okay, those JetFlo fans qualify as ridiculous. Wow... You might look into a PWM fan hub/controller to power those.

u/Ratatattat44 · 1 pointr/computers

AMD 2700 vs 2600 - more cores

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo vs Stock HSF - Can overclock 2700 to 2700x levels with ease

MSI vs Gigabyte motherboard - Gigabyte is a failing company, I would be surprised if they still exist without being bought out 2 years from now. MSI quality is vastly superior to Gigabyte. Mobo also has wireless built in

G. Skill vs Team - name brand vs new brand

1TB EX920 SSD vs 512GB SATA SSD + 2TB HDD - EX920 is 5-10 times faster vs the Devo + the HDD you selected is from a 3rd party seller on Amazon selling used drives as new. Wait and get a good 4TB or bigger. A cheap route is to "shuck" a western digital external drive. You can get an 8TB for around $120 that way.

Cases - Just chose something that would fit an ATX motherboard since your choice was mATX only

PSU - Better deal, similar quality

Monitor - Better deal + LG is a better brand for QC

Keyboard - Better deal, both Cherry MX Brown

Mouse - G602 is the best budget wireless gaming mouse, period

You WILL need case fans. This is kind of a hidden expense with building a PC.

Cheap options:

5 Pack of good fans

Fan Hub

u/theosinc930 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can buy a cheap SATA powered fan controller. It powers the fans from a Sata power cable from your PSU.

Here's one https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I

u/frostfiree · 1 pointr/Phanteks

Did the change the fab hub from the old Evolv ATX? If so, that's a shame. I recommend this one if you plan to use a different one or go towards the splitter route.

u/br0wniez · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can use a hub

SilverStone Technology All Black 1-to-8 PWM Fan Hub (CPF04) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2zMxCbPXEEHQP

u/petascale · 1 pointr/Corsair

I would go with one commander pro and a PWM y-splitter (example), so you run two of the fans off the same header.

You could also use any powered PWM fan hub (example) and plug it into the PSU (for power) and motherboard (for fan control), if the PSU has a spare molex- or SATA power connector and the mobo has a spare fan header. You can't use iCue to control fan speeds here; instead you'll use BIOS, or the motherboard fan control software, or third-party software like SpeedFan.

That's for controlling fan speed, assuming you know how to set up the RGB part.

u/cdmtx01 · 1 pointr/Corsair

This is a handy splitter. Sata powered. Turns one connector into 8.

SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/solo_jazz_pattern · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the suggestion but I don't have a port like that in my case. Currently have a Fractal Nano S case and am using this.

u/littleemp · 1 pointr/buildapc

Don't get molex adapters for 3-4 pin fans, get a hub or a fan controller instead.


u/AlcoholEnthusiast · 1 pointr/sffpc

This was immensely helpful, thank you very much.

To comment on your points,

Very good to know about the fan controller. I suspected it wouldn't be able to power the fans. That seemed a little too easy. However, I will likely go for a 1 > 4 splitter so there is no wires that are unconnected. That would bother me.


Would something like that work for the 4 fans? Then I would use the CPU fan header for the 5th that was attached to the CPU cooler?

Also thanks for the heads up on Corsair PSU > Silverstone. I was actually already planning on that, but for some reason, Corsair SF6000 isn't showing up in PCPP right now, and I wanted a placeholder so I knew where I was at financially. So I will be getting the Corsair SF600 + ATX -> SFX adaptor.

In regards to the front panel/header, I was going off comments like this that I had read:

"Nice but USB headers 3.0 and 3.1 not a good combination with Fractal Nano S (3.0) and Corsair H80i v2(USB 2.0). Z170i is better if you are going with these two items."

"But you can't use the front USB right now because new 3.1 to 3.0 adapter is not yet available AFAIK."

So yeah it didn't make sense to me, but since I heard a few people mention something about it I just figured there was something I was missing.

Thanks for the heads up on the RGB header. So that is a header that is in place specifically 100% for people who want to add aftermarket RGB lighting, and they would plug it in to that header?

I will not be getting an NVME SSD, as of right now I am getting the 850 evo 500g. Shortly after I build my computer and get another paycheck I will likely go back and get the Crucial MX300 1TB M2, so lessen the wires and get a good bit more storage.

And noted on the amount of accessories. I am not really bound by specific budget. I could upgrade to the 1080ti and still keep everything else if I thought there were a legitimate reason to spend another 200$ on a GPU. I am getting a 27'' 1440p 144hz G Sync monitor, and from what I can tell the 1080 should handle that at high settings pretty easily If it can do that then I really don't need to dish out the extra money for a 1080ti imo.

Plus part about building a PC (for me at least) is the aesthetics. Having parts that you love, and love to look at. I will have an open window case, so I wanted to use parts that I liked and made the computer look good - without compromising on space. So after looking at every Define Nano S build on PCPP I decided the one I linked above best represents what I'm trying to do on a computer (both aesthetically speaking and performance wise).

Thanks for letting me know about the 3 main cables I'll need too. What does the 4+4 EPS CPU cable connect, and what does the 6+2 PCI-E cable connect?


u/DecrepitBob · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

something like this - can control up to 8 fans individually with custom fan curves easily within software.

u/Ipad207 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Where do I plug [This] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_0cRAyb5XJ2ZM8) into my mobo though? The name of the plug im not sure what it is

u/DevB1ker · 1 pointr/Corsair

Another option for you would be to use a PWM hub for the fans on the radiators - since you'd like want all of the radiator fans at the same speed. This hub (https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I), for example, takes a single PWM signal in and the duplicates it to all of the connected fans. Since it has its own power supply, you don't have to worry about overloading the CoPro's fan headers. Two of those would cover the 12 planned radiator fans and take up only 2 connections on the CoPro. You'd still need a Lighting Node Pro for the RGB control. Unfortunately, the HD multipacks do not come with a NoPro.

u/CaptainPlummet · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Ah, that explains it. Probably safe to say those different 4pin headers are set to different speeds. If you want them all going the same speed you should be able to change them all in the BIOS.

You could also purchase a pwm fan hub like this one, or you could purchase a commander pro which is connected via usb and controls your fans through iCue.

Hope this helps.

u/Sand_Triangle · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you want the lazy man's way, you can get a fan hub like this and connect all of your fans (including the CPU ones) then plug in the fan hub into the CPU header to control them all at the same time.

Otherwise you can connect all the fans from one side into one splitter, then connect the splitter to a fan header.

For example connect all the front intakes together into one hub, the side intake will have it's own hub, and the exhaust(s) will have it's own.

u/knollexx · 1 pointr/buildapc

Your board has one CPU header for the fan on your CLC, and one SYS header for a case fan. Since you have three case fans you need something like this.

u/01001001100110 · 1 pointr/buildapc

From what i gather in these forums, Noctua fans are highly praised. It all depends on what you are looking to do. Also depends on if looks matter (color, RGB, LED variants)

Depending on what signal you want to split, a fan hub may work in your case as well. I have one hooked to my CPU cooler, as i have 4 fans on it.

u/IDrinkUrMilksteak · 1 pointr/buildapc

This Silverstone hub will be the cheapest simplest solution. Had to use the CPU fan header to get the PWM control working right on mine, seems to be a common thing for a lot of people, but you may get PWM control off your regular headers. CPU fan works fine flip-flopped with the other ones.


u/wuzzywezzer · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can buy a PWM controller. This silverstone pwn fan controller can control up to 8 fans.

u/XorFish · 1 pointr/watercooling

You can also use voltage control, it is not too bad. Check the review of the silent wings 3 from thermal bench for more information about the PWM issue.

About your concern about the parallel rad. Take a tube and fill it with water. Where is it more difficult to blow out the first few drops of water?


If you have it vertical it will become harder and harder to blow out the water as you need more pressure to counter the weight of the water on the other side of the tube, but at the beginning there won't be a difference. Same thing holds true for the radiator.

The only downside of the rads is that they have a high resistance. They outperform many thicker rads at low rpm^([1]). I personally don't like the look of thick rads, but to each their own. As the performance is not that mach different, you can go for looks.

If you look at the techpowerup review of the titan x, you can see how well it will perform under water. It can be overclocked around 20%^([2]) so an OC Titan X is about 40% faster than an OC GTX 1080. At 3440x1440, the titan x OC should get around 100fps in Witcher 3.

I also wouldn't worry about the temps of the motherboard.even with low rpm fans, you wqill have enough air that will get pushed over the heatsinks.

Well you have to know, it is 500€ for a motherboard. All you need is one fan header for the fans and a splitter like this:


I doubt that you need pwm for the pump, you can adjust the speed with the vario.

[1] http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/5/

[2] https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/Titan_X_Pascal/27.html

u/oxleyca · 1 pointr/sffpc

I've added: this to the list.

u/lancefisher · 1 pointr/gpumining

Check this out: SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VNW556I/

Search for a “fan controller”

u/ISkypeWithMyCat · 1 pointr/watercooling

No problem. I'm using the Silverstone 1-to-8 PWM hub to control 5 ML120's and ML140's, it only costs a little more than a splitter cable - would recommend


u/PCbuilder59 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the response! So (-MiN-) My case fans claim to be PWM, but they only have three pins... and I thought PWM fans have to be four pinned. Am I wrong? I'm pretty sure that I can't control my fans from a bios without four pins. Does this adapter allow me to do that somehow? 🤔

[Amazon] (https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=pd_sbs_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00VNW556I&pd_rd_r=A838AM6X35GBG0GD4VNM&pd_rd_w=Hqh1P&pd_rd_wg=x9ZeT&psc=1&refRID=A838AM6X35GBG0GD4VNM) Does this adapter do the same thing?

[allpinouts.org] (https://allpinouts.org/pinouts/connectors/motherboards/motherboard-cpu-3-pin-fan-connector/)
This website says that if you connect a 3-pin fan to a 4-pin header that you can't control the speed.

u/wuverul · 1 pointr/pcmods

Agreed 100%.

The one I use is this: Click me!

u/WUMBOWAMPAS · 1 pointr/buildapc


I believe NZXT also makes something like this. Just search for a 3pin fan hub.