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seems to be some cables in my new case that don't plug in anywhere?

#1DigitalIncisionPosted 2/13/2014 6:04:43 PM
there's some cables that don't seem to plug into anywhere. they appear to be four-pin and very fat, ad have a smaller connector next to them that also doesn't seem to go anywhere, which is three pins. any ideas?
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#2MaximoomPosted 2/13/2014 6:08:32 PM
Them are coming from your power supply right? Thats not a problem, just ignore them.
#3WerdnAndreWPosted 2/13/2014 6:12:16 PM
What case?
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#4DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 6:14:09 PM
no from my case.

http://img.imgcake.com/casejpgan.jpg

there's two sets of those, and I have two case fans. am I correct in assuming that's what these are? if so I see a spot labeled CHA_FAN1 and CHA_FAN2 on my motherboard, but nowhere for the bigger plugs to go. Also, that little cord doesn't even make it halfway to those ports ...
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#5DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 6:15:14 PM
sorry guys, here is my build, with mobo and case and all

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ninjames/saved/3ex0
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#6Flaktrooper123Posted 2/13/2014 6:17:54 PM
That looks like molex fan connectors. If you want to use those, check the box of your PSU. Look for 8 pin to molex converter cables and just plug it in.
#7WerdnAndreWPosted 2/13/2014 6:29:29 PM(edited)
Wait... Do these cables lead to the fans? If so, just connect the 4 pin to the power supply. Don't worry about the other 4 pin and 3 pin connected to it.
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#8DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 6:30:30 PM
OK

there are two case fans, each with two different molex 4-pins. one is holes, one is solid. My PSU came with one cable that fits that ... but it has like four different connectors. this is the cable:

pic 1: http://img.imgcake.com/cable1jpgnu.jpg
pic 2: http://img.imgcake.com/cable2jpgap.jpg

that's all one single cable with one single connector that goes into the PSU.

do I plus just one of the fan molexs into it (the solid that fits into the holes) or do I plug both in? do I leave the other part just hanging there -- the part that is not solid that would receive a plug with pins?

what is that extra smaller four-pin you can see in pic 2? that's attached to the one big monstrosity.

and the pins on my motherboard are 4-pin but the case fans that go there are 3-pin. help?
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#9DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 6:35:33 PM
to make it clearer those molex only fit into the power supply if they go through that cord. that cord has four of the same molex connectors, and then that smaller one that looks like it plugs into the case fan section of the motherboard, and of course, the part that plugs into the PSU. do I plug both fans into that one cord, and plug that cord into the power supply, and then the smaller part of that cord into a single fan slot on the motherboard?
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#10DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 6:47:42 PM
I'd like them to not run at full speed all the time. Do I even need the molex or should I just plug them both into the mobo and let the molex connectors hang? or should I plug the molex into the adapter (two into one) and then the one cord into my mobo and not the PSU at all? will two fans on one adapter into one spot on the mobo be fine

or is what I'm saying just total voodoo
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