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I'm having trouble figuring out where to plug in the fan on my mobo (Fractal R4)

#1GalaxyNexusPosted 10/1/2013 1:29:25 PM
The front of the R4 has one fan and it's a 3 pin connector. "OK" I say to myself. I try to plug it into the mobo in "chassis fan 2" but the wire isn't long enough. It doesn't reach any of the fan plugs on my atx mobo. So I try plugging it into the 2 pin connector and that obviously doesn't work and I don't know what it's for how to use it. So what I am wondering is how the hell am I suppose to plug this fan in (and if I get another one on top)?
#2WerdnAndreWPosted 10/1/2013 1:35:16 PM(edited)
I think your case has a fan controller, connect your fans to that.

Edit: It does, found this image.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Fractal_Design/Define_R4/images/innercablesfan.jpg

Make sure you connect the molex plug to the psu.
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#3GalaxyNexus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 1:40:09 PM
Ohhh ok so the molex cable that came with the case, plug that into the PSU's female molex cables then plug my female 3 pin fan to the male 2 pin that is shown in the picture?
#4WerdnAndreWPosted 10/1/2013 1:54:13 PM
Correct.
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#530aught6Posted 10/1/2013 2:09:45 PM
Yep. My case is a Fractal Define XLR2; same deal with the molex fan controller.

I'm not sure if your case came with low-voltage fan adapters or not (I can't remember if they came with my case or the extra fans I bought), but they make their Silent Series fans whisper quiet.
#6NicodimusPosted 10/1/2013 3:27:35 PM
Huh. I had length to spare plugging in my front fan with the R4. Maybe it's the layout of our motherboards being different.
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