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Topic # 86501 7-Jul-2011 18:47
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Hi I'm helping a friend put together a gaming PC and I just wanted to clear up something in terms of installing multiple case fans. I've brought a pack of fans that all have a 3 pin connector that's intended to be plugged into the fan controller connection/header on the motherboard. But motherboards normally only have one or two of these connections. I'm ok with only 1 or 2 fans being controlled by the motherboard and the rest of the fans to simply always be on full. I can't really find a clear explanation on how to do this, I think I need to get a converter that will let me plug the small 3 pin fan connectors into a 4 pin molex plug straight from the PSU. Is this right? (if so where can i get them?) Sorry if I haven't been clear I'm definitely trying. I will definitely appreciate any help. Cheers

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  Reply # 490731 7-Jul-2011 18:51
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Where about's in the NZ are you?
Most of the case fans I've used come with the adapter to plug in to a molex plug.






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  Reply # 490736 7-Jul-2011 18:58
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I'm in Hamilton , I brought the fans (CoolerMaster 4 in 1 Value Pack) online. Where can I buy 3 pin to 4 pin molex adapters? So yor saying those adapters normally come with the fans?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 490738 7-Jul-2011 19:00
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All the CoolerMaster ones I've seen, yes they had the adapters.
I've got a dawer full of them in the workshop so if you can't find any locally then I could always send you some.

Check with PBTech if they have any.






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  Reply # 490749 7-Jul-2011 19:33
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Found what I'm looking for (right?)

http://www.globalpc.co.nz/Computers/Cables-(Ready-Made)/Int-Power-Cables/Product-Specification-CB010...

http://www.globalpc.co.nz/Computers/Cables-(Ready-Made)/Int-Power-Cables/Product-Specification-CB010...

I don't understand why it was so hard , every high performance gaming pc would have these in it. I'm guessing like you said they normally come with the fans.



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  Reply # 490753 7-Jul-2011 19:39
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sweet this is what i wanted
http://www.techworld.co.nz/ocnz-molex-header-converter-cable-long-p-19865.html
$2.19 + GST

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  Reply # 491028 8-Jul-2011 12:35
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my fans didnt come with them, but just bought from local pc store




gz ftw


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