Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2016, 04:21 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

Hey everyone, this is my first thread ever, so hopefully I don't botch this too bad... haha, anyhow I purchased my new full sized tower the other day and began the build on my new rig.

Everything when smooth, and booted right into the UEFI BIOS, so I'd say my build was (for the most part) a success! Anyway, I'm greedy when it comes to cool looking fans.

I bought 3 more red LED fans, and I plan on having one as the exhaust in the rear of the case, leaving the two original red LED fans on the side, and installing two more red LED fans on the front of the case.

My question is this, does anyone now of the best way to wire these fans into the LED and fan controll on the case itself? The two pre installed red LED fans are already wired into that controll and it's very handy. I was wondering how I would get these 3 other fans to run off that same control?

Thanks in advance!
__________________

PronouncedWiebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 05:25 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
BikerEcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,013
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

A Y-splitter should do the job.
Though, you should look after if the already installed fans looses some of their maximum RPM.
That might happen because they are sharing electricity.
__________________

__________________
MOBO: Asus Maximus 6 Hero - GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980ti xtreme - CPU: I7-4770K - PSU: Corsair AX760
RAM: Corsair Vantage 2x4GB - SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 512 + LiteOn LCS-256 - Case: NZXT H440
BikerEcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 03:57 PM   #3
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

You can split the terminals and as long as you don't have a fan with a ridiculously high amperage draw you'll be fine.
Most mainboard fan terminals are rated at around 3 amps and a fan is normally under 1 amp. If you are splitting off a controller, you need to know the amperage of the input to the controller and what the total output is after adding the fans you want.
You can also add another controller for the new fans if the required amperage exceeds the total available.
Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:02 PM   #4
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

Hey Technician, the fans I bought are just 120mm cooler master fans. Would those exceed the amperage?
PronouncedWiebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

What model? Jetflo? Sickleflow? Superfan?
You can type into google: "Coolermaster [modelname] 120mm fan amperage" to get the data odr go to the coolermaster site.

Cooler Master
Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:21 PM   #6
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

Oh yes, they are sickleflow. I just looked it up, they don't consume much at all. I just have to find out what the fan controll on the tower is rated for. I haven't been able to find that on their website...
PronouncedWiebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:29 PM   #7
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by PronouncedWiebe View Post
Oh yes, they are sickleflow. I just looked it up, they don't consume much at all. I just have to find out what the fan controll on the tower is rated for. I haven't been able to find that on their website...
It should have a label on the back of it. A UL label listing the input and output.
Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:40 PM   #8
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default Re: Cooler Master Trooper (windowed) extra case fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technician View Post
It should have a label on the back of it. A UL label listing the input and output.
I'm off work in 20 mins, I'll run home and take a look. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks for the help!
__________________

PronouncedWiebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wiring case fan control

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0