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Works well but ugly and needs to have an exposed pin taped off
on October 30, 2014
I added an additional fan to my computer and needed this adapter to power it as I only have one MB fan header and didn't want to try to split that. This does exactly what is advertised in allowing me to hook up my fan directly to the power supply.
This adapter works equally well for three or four pin fans (which will only use the three pins supplied), and will likely work with two pin fans as well.
The third pin is not connected, as this one would be used to provide speed info to the MB which is not necessary in this case. However, the third pin sticks out past the plastic bracket, and may short if it touches the case or another component (I'm not completely sure if this could happen, but the fan should send pulses down if with speed info, so it probably can). I am going to cover the part of the pin that sticks out with electrical tape so it can't contact anything. Because of needing to do this, I am taking one start off my review.
Additionally, the one that I received does not look like the picture. It has the two ends of the molex connector connected by long wires between them. This could be an advantage for some people on acting like an extension, but I consider it ugly and a bit unwieldy, because of this I took another star.