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    Sorry if this is the wrong section to post, but i was wondering if anyone would know what type of connector this is? i have an asus rampage iii board and want to connect this 5 pin on the board but there is no 5 pin connector to be seen. the 5 pin is coming from a water cooling kit. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    What is the make of the cooling kit?
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    alienware, but asetek makes it.
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    Cheers im having a look now to see if i can find anything about it.
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    Thank you very much. i really appreciate it.
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    IS it the area 51 thing? If so i found this.

    for the Area 51 the pump has one 5-pin that connects to the PCB board on the top back of the system.

    If there is nowere on the system to put this cable then it might be possible to get some kind of converter. I'm just reading up on it some more just to make sure this 5 pin thing is some sort of fan connector.

    Take a look here http://fanadaptors.ecrater.com/p/8485388/dell-5-pin-4-wire-fan-connector

    Am i right in thinking you had the dell/alienware system originaly then replaced the mobo?
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    close =) purchased an alienware case and water cooling system and just stuck after market stuff in. the link you provided definitely looks like it from a far, but wondering if they would have a male connect since the images show a female if im getting it correctly. thanks again for taking the time to help me out.
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    Sorry dident take a proper look at the adaptor, looks like we need to find a 5pin to 3/4pin mobo adaptor or at least to 4 pin molex maybe. im gonna keep looking around tho.

    Hmmm i wounder if them 4 wires can be splitt and connected to a normal 4 pin fan header or is it 3 pin lol can't remeber now, I just need to make sure that the cable is defo a fan connector and if it is then i need to work out what wires are witch lol.

    I see 3 main wires and one wire that is looped over into the 5th pin so my guess is.

    12v power or what ever it uses
    ground wire
    maybe temp sensor for 3rd wire
    could the loop be some kind of voltage (pwm) thing hmm need to find more info hehe
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    looks like this with the wire coming out of the block

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    After reading a few more things it defo seems to be for the fan, The prob im reading is the fan uses a lot of amps (2.3 if this info i read is correct) so might not be a good idea to mod it to fit directly to the motherboard, The other 2 main wires do seem to be ground and sensor.

    Im still trying to find more info but not having much luck atm.
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    i believe the 5 pin is to circulate the pump cause there is a 4 pin or 3 pin i forget that is for the fan that is attached to the radiator.
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    Ahh i see, So if its for the pump then i need to look at diffrent info.

    I think your right about it being for the pump because if it was for the fan im sure it would have black/yellow/blue wires.
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    chances are its
    +12volt
    Ground
    RPM Sensor
    RPM control


    there are only 4 wires.



    EDIT:
    on 2nd inspection, its only 3 wires....
    likely
    12 Volt
    Ground
    RPM Sensor
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    Yup i understand that but now it seems its not a fan connector but maybe a power connector for the pump itself.

    Also i have just noticed that the cable only realy has 3 main wires, the 4th is looped over from pin 1 to pin 5.

    lol you edited ya post before i got my reply in :D
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    its likely Power input for the pump...
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    Looks like that cable goes to the psu in the pics but its hard to see so i could be wrong.

    Lets assume its for the pump, Could it be moded to a 4pin molex?
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    yes, very easily.

    if it is indeed for powering the pump using 12 volt,

    all you need to do is connect the 12volt line to a yellow molex and the Ground to black.
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    how would i go about doing that?

    thanks again to both of you for taking the time to help me out. let me know if i need to provide more photos that could possibly help out.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_connector

    shows pics of the layout ill update this post in a few mins to.

    Ok in your first lot of pics it looks like one of them wires is red and black? If so im guessing this is the 12v power line, Next to that should be ground wire, not sure what the 3rd wire is yet inless its a second ground wire.

    Now if we take your pic and take the red wire and call it pin 1 then the molex will be as follows.

    Pin 1 = +12v power
    Pin 2 = ground
    Pin 3 = ground
    Pin 4 = +5v
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    hehe just wanted to make sure.
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    Can you check the wires on the cooler and see if there is any writing on the cables, I know some cables have things like +12v / GND on them.

    Also what colors are the wires exactly :)
    cheers
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    one sec. let me get those for ya. thanks again for the help. can't say it enough =)
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