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Case fan powers connectors. Help Please!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by me666, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. me666

    me666 Member

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    Hiya,
    I just finished building my first ever home built pc and am very happy with it. However I have used the Antec Ninehundred pc case for my build and all the fans inside it (4 in total) use 4 pin molex connectors. I want to connect them all to the 3 pin connectors on my motherboard (which are all male)so I can control there RPM but I don't know if this is possible. I have searched and there only seems to be molex to 3 pin fan adapters, I want 3 pin fan to molex. Could someone please tell me if I can do this?
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    The Antec 900's fans use quite a lot of power. Unless you can run one fan off each header (very few motherboards have 4 fan connectors) I recommend getting an external fan controller such as the Vantec Nexus or Sunbeam Rheobus, otherwise you might damage the headers.
    One thing I would say, the 900 case is superb for cooling, I think you'll find if you leave all the fans on low the PC will still run fine.
     
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    hi again
    thanks a load for yor help, my motherboard is the P5N32-E sli and actualy has an extra 6 3 pin fan headers (not including the CPU one). So is it still possible to connect them to the motherboard?
    Thanks
     
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    thanks again,
    much appreciated
     
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    No problem.
     

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