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Old 08-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply y connector splitter good idea?

Im building a new pc right now and I decided to get 2 case fans and a neon light kit for cheap. Anyways I am wondering if those y connector splitters for the power supply that connect to the hard drive, cd rom etc... are a good idea? I dont want to fry anything. Basically what they do is split 1 connector into two. My power supply only has 4 power connectors and I have 2 hard drives a burner, 2 case fans and a neon light. Im willing to just use one case fan and only use the split cable to run my light and fans so i dont fry my hard drives or cd burner somehow.

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As long as you don't use too many of them, they should be fine.


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Yeah. You can use the "Y-Splitter" for fans & lights. That's probably the best use for them actually. You always want to have unsplit connectors to major components like HDD's, Videocards and Optical Drives. Anything that requires 25watts and up.
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I actually used a Y splitter on an optical drive for awhile, but i replaced it cuz it was slipping in and out of the power socket on the drive. It can be done, but its best use is definitly for fans/lights.

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