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

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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 connector I used had hdd/dvd on it. The cooler turns on and the RGB works but I’m worried that that cable might do something to the cooler rgb. Should I buy a different cable or just use that one since it works?
Specs:
B560 tomahawk mobo
i7 10700 cpu
GeForce rtx 3070 GPU
Deepcool Matrexx 55 mesh 4f
 
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Do you share the Molex cable with other devices than the cooler?
No it’s just to the cooler. It goes from the PSU, to the RGB controller for the cooler. I have a molex cable that comes from my case and it has a female and male side but idk if it’s an extra or if I should hook it up to the cable also.
 
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No it’s just to the cooler. It goes from the PSU, to the RGB controller for the cooler. I have a molex cable that comes from my case and it has a female and male side but idk if it’s an extra or if I should hook it up to the cable also.
The Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition has a power consumption of 1.9W, it's a very small amount of power compared to what a standard Molex cable can carry.
 
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There is no problem having several devices connected to Molex outputs all on the same set of wires from the PSU. It is designed for uses like that. A Molex output typically can supply a significant load - up to 11 A for each of the 12VDC and 5VDC supply lines. The HDD and DVD you have typically can draw up to 2 A each max, and the lighting Controller less than 1 A for that single load, so no problems.
 
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There is no problem having several devices connected to Molex outputs all on the same set of wires from the PSU. It is designed for uses like that. A Molex output typically can supply a significant load - up to 11 A for each of the 12VDC and 5VDC supply lines. The HDD and DVD you have typically can draw up to 2 A each max, and the lighting Controller less than 1 A for that single load, so no problems.
Okay sweet thanks. I’m new to all this and I just didn’t want to fry anything.
 

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