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Rosewill RCFC-16002 appears to be a 4incher / 10cm (eBay: Rosewill RCFC-16002 Case Fan Splitter, PWM Fan Splitter Cable, 1 to 2 Black) www.rosewill.com/rosewill-rcfc-16002-pwm-fan-splitter-cable-black-sleeve-3-94.html

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Gotcha! I will definitely hit you up for one those adapters then.

Thank you!

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Awesome, thank you!

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So, after doing research, I think I found what would work. I want to confirm..

 

Fans: Corsair CO-9050039-WW 120mm ML120, 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation PWM Fan (2-Pack) - Newegg.com  

 

Splitter: Black Net Jacket Sleeved 6 inch 1 to 2 Motherboard PWM Fan 4-pin Power Splitter Hub Adapter Cable - ... 

 

Would I still need the molex splitter you listed above?

 

I may do this upgrade first, as it's the cheapest. Then, soon try to pull the trigger on the upgraded power supply and then  liquid coolers for both systems. 

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Yeah, looks good. ML120s are 0.2amps each, perfect. You don't need a molex splitter for the MLs 

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the fan holder bracket, the top / bottom 'clip on' latches, the fan frame (like ML120) has to be suitable in order for them to attach or clip into place.  I can't tell from the pic if they'll clip into place or not, Kane, you may not know that til they get there. A razorblabe might help mod them in, such is life

Youtube search = Alienware Area-51 R2: Upgrade/Replace Top Fan   

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Okay, cool. Thank you once again, you've been a HUGE help. I got all of the information I needed about all of the upgrades I eventually want to do, thank you so much. I will let you know once I do it and if they fit. Also, I will get with you for the one adapter you make, when the time comes. You've been great.

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Hey all! I wanted to post pictures of the successful upgrades.

Three Corsair Fans, top two are Corsair Premium Mag Levs, the bottom is a Pro Premium Mag Lev.


The Aurora R4 Premium Cooler:

The 1500w Gold Power Supply:

The additional hybrid drive (to the right):

The system ran great yesterday with the new cooler and fans, temps were solid, ran some benchmark tests and gamed heavily in 4K. Alllll good. 

Still waiting on my videocards to come in, upgrading to 1080 SLI, I'm currently on 1070 SLI. 

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Okay all, a late update.

I actually ended up going with the Corsair cooler in the Area 51 R2 and upgrading to two 1080s in SLI. I ended up using another splitter to run the two fans from the cooler on one header (thanks to the tips in this thread). I bypassed hooking the cooler up with the usb (as there wasn't a blank usb spot on the motherboard and I wanted to still be able to control the cooler from Alienware Command Center), so it all still works with Command Center (I just can't adjust the lighting or pump settings with the corsair software, any pump changes are done automatically with Command Center:

I then installed the premium Aurora R4 cooler in my R4:

The change happened due to how "tall" my PNY ram is, the Corsair cooler wouldn't fit into the Aurora R4. So, the premium cooler was a better fit and the Corsair cooler fit into the Area 51 case easily. 

Both systems run flawlessly now.