molex

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  1. K

    Question Xbox one x motherboard SATA power connection question

    So I have an Xbox one X that seems to have some problems with its hdd connector cable and I want to create my own adapter. Thus as i state in the title i am trying to understand what voltage each pin is carrying. The motherboard hdd power connection is this. And the cable going in there is this...
  2. B

    Question I'm trying to power two 80mm fans direct from my power supply with molex connection.

    So basically I have two 80mm fans I stuck in the back of my pc and am wondering why they aren't turning on. Here is a picture of the connector I am using. The female molex on the fans seems to be straight negative positive connection, but the male molex has 3 pins. I don't know what to think. I...
  3. W

    Question Is it okay to hook HDD/DVD cables to my cpu cooler?

    So I just put my pc together yesterday and I was having trouble with the RGB on my cpu cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition). It needed a molex cable to hook to the psu (be quiet! Straight power 11 650w platinum) and the only one I had was a cable that came with the PSU which the...
  4. D

    Question Is sata to molex safe?

    Hi, i was wondering if i can power a 92mm fan and the rgb on the frontpanel on my case from a sata to molex splitter. Im selling this pc so i need to know if this is 100% safe. Idk how to add pictures but it is a goobay sata to molex splitter and a delta 350w psu. The psu has no molex cables so...
  5. LCCosmin

    [SOLVED] Fan Molex connector to 6 pin header

    Hello! Recently I got a new case and with it 2 extra fans (for a total of 9). I got 2 fan controllers: one that supports up to 8 fans (6 pin connector) + 2 LED plugs and the other one that supports 6 fans (6 pin connector). The extra 2 fans that I got only got a Molex connector (nothing else...
  6. C

    [SOLVED] Is it safe to connect all case fans to the cpu header of the motherboard through a splitter?

    Right now i have 1 chassis fan and the cpu fan, where the chassis fan is connected to a molex (running always at 100%), and the cpu fan is connected to the cpu fan header. Im looking into moving to a new case and I'll have to add some fans. New setup will be 4 case fans and a cpu fan. Im...
  7. [SOLVED] How do I plug my pump into the PSU to leak test?

    Sorry if I’m just being really dumb right now. I’m trying to leak test my first custom loop but I can’t figure out how to plug the pump into the PSU. I’m using this https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-classic-dp-front-pc-o11d-d-rgb-spc-pwm and the header coming off it is a 4-pin that goes into a fan...
  8. Benjamin0403

    [SOLVED] Need some help, missing pins!

    Hi guys! I have an old pc and I won’t buy a new one before ddr5 and the new chipsets are out. I just bought a crucial mx500 250gb. I have an old dirt cheap 400w power supply with 2 sata cables. My problem is that both cables are missing 3 pins next from the L shaped notch. I searched for answers...
  9. chapig_396

    [SOLVED] (Molex > 6-pin) + regular 6-pin > 8-pin power connector? Is this safer than just a 6-pin > 8-pin? GTX 1660 Super

    My first post on the forum, so please let me know if I've done anything wrong. My friend has offered me a GTX 1660 Super for a very low price to replace my current GTX 1060. The 1060 only requires one 6-pin connector so no worries there. However, 1660's need an 8-pin. I know people have used...
  10. VinceG.

    [SOLVED] HELP! Corsair LED Case Fans Connected to PSU not working!

    Case Fans: Corsair Case Fans AF120 Blue LED x3 Power Supply: XPG Core Reactor 650W Gold Modular Power Supply Cable used to connect to PSU: Molex to 3x3 Pin or 4 Pin Computer PC Case Fan Power Splitter Adapter Cable I was using the Molex adapter cable to connect the Corsair fans to PSU directly...
  11. N

    [SOLVED] What is my case fans amperage? (Can I use multiple on one header)

    hi my guys, anyone know the maximum amps for the NZXT case edition Aer F120s? (model number: RF-AF12C-XZ ; ones found stock in the h710 cases and others) - the stickers reads 12VDC 0.16 A but I doubt that's the max amperage, probably like the average as that seems very low compared to my...
  12. [SOLVED] Motherboard caught fire and now the system fan isn't working and the BIOS isn't showing up ?

    I was thinking of installing a new fan in my computer. I was checking what sort of connections my computer has and I noticed that my system fan is only a 3 pin even though my motherboard has a 4pin slot. I was checking out my PSU and I noticed that it has 3 molex slots and a 4pin input. Not an...
  13. V

    [SOLVED] How do I run this water pump without the molex cord that came with my PSU?

    My power supply is the corsair AX1500i and I no longer have all the cords that came with it. AX1500i Digital ATX Power Supply — 1500 Watt Fully-Modular PSU (corsair.com) I'm trying to run a pump but I'm not sure how to connect it without the needed molex cord: Amazon.com: Alphacool VPP655 - PWM...
  14. Biggest_Cheeser

    [SOLVED] Daisy chaining two (or more) fans - Molex, Molex, 3pin

    I hope the title was clear, I'm planning on connecting one fan into a port on the motherboard (z490) and running the molex that hangs off of it to the second case fan. Will this allow me to adjust both fans, in terms of RPM? Or will it cause the fan connected to the first one through the Molex...
  15. AlterEg00

    [SOLVED] Advice please -14 pins into 16 pins for GTX 1660 super

    Hi all the current PSU I have in a 12 year old rig is 14 pins and is currently supporting a GTX 670. I want to upgrade to GTX 1660 super (16 pins 2x8). I have a 2x 6 pin and 1 x 2 pin. (14 pins) After some research i can see that it might be possible use a molex adaptor. But most adapters i...
  16. Dexxly_uk

    [SOLVED] is this sata or molex

    do i plug this into a sata or molex cabel. View: https://flic.kr/p/2kk3vP8
  17. R

    [SOLVED] 6-pin PCI-e connector alternatives

    So I've bought Gigabyte 3060Ti Gaming OC Pro, but didn't noted that it comes with extra 6-pin PCI-e connector compared to non-Pro version. Problem is I have older PSU that comes only with single 6+2 PCI-e connector, which if possible I would rather avoid to replace. PSU in question is Chieftec...
  18. L

    [SOLVED] PSU has female molex and Fan Hub also has female molex?

    I have modular PSU Antec NeoEco 550M which comes with Female Molex at the end of Sata Power cables ( may be for older HDD's). My case had Fan hub with it, but its power cord is also female molex :( I am not able to get male to male molex cable where I stay.. Any suggestions on how i can make...
  19. Question RGB Fans, SMPS, Hub assembly problem

    Hi everyone! This is my first time building and I am a complete beginner. Please kindly excuse any dumb questions that might come your way. I connected the radiator and system fan to the motherboard (both LED and power) Apart from that I have two RGB fans: 1. 2x Apevia RGB fans These are the...
  20. itz_nsn

    Question PSU Molex to multi-sata connection

    I am building a desktop with a bunch of old had disks, but am running out of PSU to sata cable connections. My PSU has 2 additional PSU to Molex connectors lying around. Can I use these to connect power to 4 additional hard drives ? See pic link: PSU and Molex PSU Model: Cooler master 800W...
  21. S

    [SOLVED] PSU Molex Cables

    Why do PSU Molex cables generally provide than 3 Molex connectors at the other end? Is it because you can connect more than one device, i.e., D5 pump and fan controller, to one cable? Can anyone please provide a good resource that provides additional information.
  22. P

    [SOLVED] Which cable to power HDD?

    I have a modular power supply (Corsair CX550M). I bought a seagate barracuda 2tb. It didn't come with any cables and I realised I needed to buy them so I bought a sata cable and also this cable which I though would power my hard drive. Turns out it's male and I need female. I cannot for the life...
  23. Trytomiss2

    [SOLVED] Can you power a DVD drive with Molex to Sata adapter

    Can it do it or i am assured to have problem if i do so. If possible can i put it on my SSD too?
  24. S

    [SOLVED] Converting SATA to Molex

    Hello, I am planning on using a Cooler Master CPU cooler in my PC, and since my motherboard does not have a 4 pin RGB controller I would be using their included RGB button controller which is powered from Molex. I do not have any Molex connectors on my power supply, so I was wondering if it was...
  25. [SOLVED] Question about Molex to SATA cables

    I am aware of the old adage "Molex to SATA, lose all your data." but I don't have enough money for a good PSU at the moment, so I have no choice but to use one of these adapters. I understand that I should buy the punchdown-type cables instead of the molded ones since the latter always ends up...
  26. Loz M 1985

    [SOLVED] Old PSU vs newish GPU (pcie power adapter worries)

    Hi this is my first full rebuild pc. Need some advice I have a 650w ezcool PSU i have an RX580 sapphire GPU which needs a 6pin and a 8pin (6pin+2 pcie) the psu I have only has Molex and SATA and two 6pins Can I use one of the 6pins to power the GPU, and either one of the following...
  27. R

    [SOLVED] What is the best way of powering the GTX 770's 6 pin and 8 pin power inputs from a single 6 pin and 3 spare molex cables from my PSU?

    I'm upgrading the GPU in my HP Pavillion h8-1170uk (sorry). I bought the GTX 1660 only to find out my mobo isn't compatible thanks to the lack of UEFI Bios. With this in mind, I'm trying to find a non-UEFI compatible card that will run on a 460w PSU. I'm also wanting 4GB of GDDR5 for some of...
  28. W

    [SOLVED] My PC turned off suddenly, help!

    My pc turned off suddenly and didnt want to turn on immediatley, it turned on after 2 mins. PC Spec: Ryzen 3 2200g no OC 8gb ddr4-2400 RX 480 8gb no OC (connected via 2xmolex to 8 pin) 500w no certificate, model: MS-500
  29. TarikS

    [SOLVED] MSI R9 390 Gaming with molex

    Hi guys and girls, I am planning on upgrading my rx 460 to an MSI R9 390 GAMING card. But I have a question. On my PSU I have a 6 pin connector and 2 molex connectors. I do not have an 8 pin. So I was wondering if I could buy a molex to 8 pin converter and use that. Buying a new PSU is out of my...
  30. [SOLVED] DIY power switch for HDD's and SSD's

    Hello, so I would like to be able to shut off some drives from booting up. My setup was like this before: #1: School SSD: Windows 3tb sata for storage #2: Gaming/Movies&Series SSD: Windows 3tb sata Raid 1 3tb sata Raid 1 I was able to switch between the two by turning off sata connections...
  31. A

    [SOLVED] Using Molex to SATA adapters for Corsair RGB Hub

    Hi everyone, I recently bought myself the Corsair Obsidian 1000D case and I am looking at kitting it out with several fans all with RGB features. The case comes with the Corsair Commander Pro however doesn't come with the RGB controllers that are required for the RGB. Due to the amount of fans...
  32. AMD191

    [SOLVED] Fan controller connector to PSU?

    I have a new pc case from Empire Gaming and it has a fan controller with all the fans connected to it. On the inside is a molex connector but it has 2 connections? It is both types of molex almost like a connector but i have no idea how to connect it, Because there are 2 molex do I need one in...
  33. Svalkash

    [SOLVED] Control 3 pin? 3-pin vs Molex?

    Hello everyone. I need your advice about fans. Already bought a motherboard ASRock Fatality B450 gaming K4 and Midi-tower case with 4 vents. The problem is that all vents have 3-pin and Molex ports. Mobo has 3 ports for 4-pin vents, power supply - 2 Molex. Recently heard that some motherboards...
  34. R

    Question Controller to PS/MB

    Hello, I'm wondering if it is possible to connect a temperature sensor to molex or 12, 5 PINs ? It has a Line and Neutral lines out, also it has to be powered by 4-24 V DC In that case, can I plug them directly into molex or sata or even Motherboard pins? Is it save for my PS/MB? Thanks in advance.
  35. B

    [SOLVED] Is this ok for now?

    So I bought a 980ti but I realised I needed a 8 pin connecter but I only have 2 6 pins. I have 2 free slots.so I got a 2 Molex to 8 pin and then I realised I only have 1 Molex so I bought a Molex splitter. So it goes like this Molex - Molex splitter - 2 Molex to 8 pin - graphic card Is this...
  36. M

    Question First time build! I don't have enough fan headers on my motherboard.

    So my mobo only has 2 fan headers. 1 is for my cpu but I still got 3 more fans to go. the stock fans i got has a molex socket in the middle and ends in a 3-pin. This might sound stupid but can I connect the 3 fans through their molex sockets back to back (like the human centipede) and then plug...
  37. F

    [SOLVED] How does this molex PWM fan splitter work?

    Hey guys I found this fan splitter , and I have some questions about it. What will happen If I connect 6 PWM fans via this adapter? Do all fans run at same speed because they get same PWM signal? If one fan's speed increases due to heat, speed of all other connected fans will also increase...
  38. S

    [SOLVED] I have a weird molex cable but with 2 pins going out of my case.

    I have a weird molex cable but with 2 pins going out of my case and i don't know what it does. Can you help me. Do i need it or not cuz my new psu for some reason doesn't have any molex cable. Power supply is LC600H-12. I don't know what case it is. PS It's not a fan connector.
  39. G0LD

    [SOLVED] How to plug fans on psu?

    I bought a 3 fan of Amazon ( 3 pin connector or molex) and i would like to connect them to my psu because i only have one "sys_fan" on my motherboard and its for my defaut case fan and i was wondering do i plug the 3 molex cable back to back (on the back of each other) or do i plug them on 3...
  40. Question Can a 4-pin (Molex) connector power a hard disk drive safely?

    I built a computer for my father with an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and 8 GB of RAM recently; I'll call this computer the "Ryzen 3 PC". My father's old computer that has about 1 GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium D 805 recently stopped showing anything on screen; I will call this the "Pentium PC" for...