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Old 01-20-2004, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll get straight to it. My psu has 4 wires coming out, 2 of which are the main power cords(4 pin) which have 2 connectors on each wire so a total of 4 connections. The other 2 wires I don't know what they are for but I didn't find anything that they'd even be able to hook into but that's neither here or there.

My main dilemma is that I have 4 connectors with 7 things that needs be have power(hd,cd,floppy, 3 fans, front led). I haven't powered it up with the way I have it b/c not sure if it will damage anything.

I did get everything connected but only with connectors that came with the fans. They have a male and female 4 pin(standard) connector with what I think you call a molex which I'll call "tri" in the setup below.

The setup is:

1st psu: FAN MOLEX to molex in "tri", female 4pin in "tri" to HD, male 4pin in "tri" to psu cord to CD and molex from psu cord to FLOPPY. I hope you're following so far.

Second psu cord: one of them are going to a FAN via 4pin and the other is going to a "tri" with a FAN molex connection and the FRONT LED via 4pin.

I don't know if this would be overloading the wires or if it's legit. If anybody followed this jumbled mess tell me if it's good or not.

A HUGE thank you in advance.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, then I think mine will be fine. I just wasn't sure about using the connectors that came with the fansas relays. Looking on xoxide.com they call them 3 to 4 pin adapters. I didn't know if what you call the pigtails needed to be directly plugged into the devices(cd,hd) directly.

I was looking at it again last night and I think I'm going to put the hd, cd, and floppy on one pigtails just with straight connections. With the other pigtail I'll put on the fans and front led. Sound good?
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sounds like you need a better PS ive seen that on older obsolete PS .Todays hardware needs a good PS
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Enermax is a good choice
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