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Pros: - Only product I'm aware of that does this. Splits one PSU into two motherboards - Completely transparent. I haven't noticed any difference between this and using a PSU directly - Work well with the Phanteks drop and lock spot in the Mini XL - Stable, no glitches, works fine even with turning the computers on/off independently.
Cons: - Cable management could be better. Cramped in the upper left of a Mini XL - Input sockets could be better. Particularly the motherboard connector socket seemed a little bit off
Other Thoughts: Thought I had a dud at first because one computer would shutoff when the other started. It turns out the motherboard input socket is just very tight and needed reseating. Doesn't seem 100% thought through even though the Mini XL should be designed for it. Some right-angle extension cables would have helped.
After a few rewiring passes everything works and the case doors shut without too much effort. The nice part is that the Mini XL conceals the wiring mess nicely. On a large modular PSU like the one I'm using, it's a bit of a mess to pack the splitter, all the large cables, and the power supply in the upper side of the back of the case.
Minor issues though. I'm happy with it.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,2/14/2016 11:35:43 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Cons: Could not figure out how this was to be utilized within the Phanteks Luxe case I purchased. Additionally I purchased two other Phanteks 140mm fans and was wanting to run those with the three existing case fans, using the included controller device included with the case purchase.
Instruction booklet was extremely vague in how to use this splitter, so I did not. Kind of a waste of $5.00 in my situation.
Other Thoughts: Instructions were to connect the PWM header to the CPU 4-pin board header. Perhaps on newer mother boards there is some benefit to this configuration. On my older AMD/MSI 790fx-gd70 - it is easier to control fan speed within the bios off one of the 3 pin headers through voltage regulation, while providing 100% power to the 4-pin header for the Corsair H70 pump situated on the CPU cooling block.
This 3 pin Y Splitter cable was of no benefit with my final fan power configuration. The instructions on Phanteks site and elsewhere are not clear. I purchased it thinking it would be better to have and not need than need and not have, as a result.
Reviewed By:Cheb,2/10/2015 11:44:31 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Great for the Phanteks PWM fan hub, which is what these were specifically designed for. This product is not to be used as a standard fan splitter as it is designed to be pared with a PWM fan hub which then gets it's voltage from the motherboard fan connector, allowing it to control all fans even though these only use 2 pin connections. They work great in my Enthoo Primo case which came with them and the fan hub together.
Cons: None, they are sleek, and built really well.
Other Thoughts: Ignore what the other reviewers have said about these being only working with 2 pins and giving you no control, that is a purposeful part of the design as they are built specifically to be used with a PWM fan hub.
Reviewed By:Planedrop,10/27/2014 3:38:15 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Very high quality construction and materials.
Cons: It's 2 wire, but still works great.
Other Thoughts: The new motherboard has only 2 fan headers and now with this accessory I can get both case fans going and cpu fan. The fans are large and low speed. Since this does not have speed control wire there still is no increase in noise, they are perfectly silent.
Reviewed By:Cimmay R.,10/11/2014 2:39:09 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product less than 1 day.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.