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3 pin case fan 4 pin MB

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Scrappy22, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Scrappy22

    Scrappy22 Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am building a new pc & am having a case fan problem. All my case fans or 3 pin & my MB only has 4 pin. The 2 front case fans actually have an odd connector, it has 3 male & holes for 3, which means it is not staying hooked up to the MB. Id rather not have to replace all the fans. any1 have this issue?
    CASE - Corsair 500R
    MB - Gigabyte z77x-ud3h

    thanks!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what do you mean by "3 male & holes for 3"? a 3 pin female connector will fit on a 4 pin male connector as the male connector back tab is only 3 pins wide so it is keyed for a 3 pin female connector.
     
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    the one connecter thats odd looks like this...It has 3 male pins on top, then 3 female holes underneats..[​IMG]

    actually, not sure if its a fan, but i have no idea what this is or where it goes...
     
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