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3 years ago#1
aftermarket cpu fan goes to CPU_FAN
tOp case fan goes to CHA_FAN2
back case fan goes to CHA_FAN1

yuoud think the fan in front goes to the PWR_FAN slot
but nope
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3 years ago#2
Power supply cable ---> case fan cable. Should be molex.
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3 years ago#3
From: mafiafun | #002
Power supply cable ---> case fan cable. Should be molex.


Or not, because, yknow, it makes zero difference.
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3 years ago#4
wut? so it doesnt go to mobo at all?
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3 years ago#5
Pwr_fan is if you want to monitor the power supply's fan speed. It won't power a fan.
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3 years ago#6
From: Grey_Asakura | #004
wut? so it doesnt go to mobo at all?


All of my case fans are plugged directly to my power supply.
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3 years ago#7
But its those tiny 3pin cable tho
They'd nothing from power supply that can connect it
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3 years ago#8
mafiafun posted...
From: Grey_Asakura | #004
wut? so it doesnt go to mobo at all?


All of my case fans are plugged directly to my power supply.


Your assuming that all fans use the archaic four pin MOLEX (non KK) connection, however, modern fans mostly use the PWM (molex KK) fan connections - which either plug directly into the motherboard fan ports or a fan controller.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_fan#Fan_connector
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3 years ago#9
From: wizardmon | #008
mafiafun posted...
From: Grey_Asakura | #004
wut? so it doesnt go to mobo at all?


All of my case fans are plugged directly to my power supply.


Your assuming that all fans use the archaic four pin MOLEX (non KK) connection, however, modern fans mostly use the PWM (molex KK) fan connections - which either plug directly into the motherboard fan ports or a fan controller.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_fan#Fan_connector


Yea you're right, all my fans in both of my cases used molex (at least thinking off the top of my head they did). I imagine there are adapters to convert the 3-pin to 4-pin molex though if you need it for your last case fan.
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3 years ago#10
Your case didn't come with a fan connector to molex converter? I have a ton because every fan I got came with one minus the CPU fan.
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