by David, 23 August 2002
Being an overclocker
often means you would almost certainly have a ton of fans in your
system, moving the cool air in, and the hot air out. Having many
fans also means having to somehow manage the clutter of wires and
cabling that comes with the fans themselves. Another problem would
be finding enough molex splitters to cater for all those fans.
This is where
a fanbus comes in. A fanbus is basically a device that allows for
centralised wire management for your fans. All the power cables
for the fans go to one spot, where you will only need one molex
connector to power up your fans.
There are many
places you can source a fanbus, one place is from Cliff's
Fanbus, the home of the original fanbus. You can also source
for pre-made fanbuses from online stores all over. The only downside
is price. You pay quite a high price for those things, although
they are usually very well made, and have a neat and professional
of course, you're like me. Trying to skimp where I can. Being cheap,
basically. Generally, a fanbus will cost you upwards of USD
10 (RM 38), and thats not including shipping. I will show
you how to make yourself a fanbus, which looks pretty much decent,
at a fraction of the price.
goal? A fanbus for under RM 10 (USD 2.60+).
made one before this, as per the pic below, though I will redo another
fanbus for the purposes of this article.
pictures might seem a litle blurry, blame that on my crap digicam,
sorry about that. They are clear enough to get the point across,
though. Without further ado, lets get it on!