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weird.. my plastic case fan doesnt work

#1Grey_AsakuraPosted 6/25/2012 8:35:06 PM
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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#2mafiafunPosted 6/25/2012 8:55:12 PM
Power supply cable ---> case fan cable. Should be molex.
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#3MonkeymagePosted 6/25/2012 8:56:08 PM
From: mafiafun | #002
Power supply cable ---> case fan cable. Should be molex.


Or not, because, yknow, it makes zero difference.
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#4Grey_Asakura(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2012 10:05:44 PM
wut? so it doesnt go to mobo at all?
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#5ivanwind15Posted 6/25/2012 10:07:53 PM
Pwr_fan is if you want to monitor the power supply's fan speed. It won't power a fan.
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#6mafiafunPosted 6/26/2012 6:43:03 AM
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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#7Grey_Asakura(Topic Creator)Posted 6/26/2012 8:54:24 AM
But its those tiny 3pin cable tho
They'd nothing from power supply that can connect it
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#8wizardmonPosted 6/26/2012 8:57:37 AM
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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#9mafiafunPosted 6/26/2012 9:04:10 AM
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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#10NicoC96Posted 6/26/2012 10:32:00 AM
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.