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New case, want more fans, but no more connectors.

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May 11, 2013 1:50:05 PM

I just got a new Coolermaster Storm Scout case, and it comes with 3 case fans. The fans use up all of my Molex connectors from my PSU, but I wanted to install atleast 1 more fan for the side panel, to blow on my HD 7870, because it has been getting to about 75c when playing Bioshock Infinite(I know thats not terrible, but its also just starting to get warm here). Should I be buying a fan controller, and if so, should I also be buying Molex to 3 pin converters? Because the case fans that came with the case already have molex connections.

Specs:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V
XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
BIOSTAR A870 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W (4th core unlocked)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight

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May 11, 2013 7:20:42 PM

How many fans do you have in that case? More fans doesn't help. That usually create more turbulence than better airflow. Blowing air at the GPU doesn't help unless you have bad airflow or your ambient temperature is already fairly cool.
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May 11, 2013 9:27:38 PM

ksham said:
How many fans do you have in that case? More fans doesn't help. That usually create more turbulence than better airflow. Blowing air at the GPU doesn't help unless you have bad airflow or your ambient temperature is already fairly cool.


3 case fans, all of which came pre-installed. a 120mm intake at front of case, a 120 mm exhaust at the back of the case, and a 140mm exhaust on the top of the case. So even though it has 2 mounts for fans on the side panel, i should not use them?
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May 11, 2013 9:35:32 PM

I guess it's not a terrible idea since your front intake fan is kinda useless because very little air actually make it past the HDD cage.
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May 12, 2013 2:04:56 PM

Well then I guess I still need an answer for my first question... To get more fans, I would need either a fan controller or a molex splitter? And if I go the fan controller route, do I then need to get molex to 3 pin converters? Also, any recommended fan controllers?
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May 12, 2013 2:20:14 PM

1. Most fans that you buy comes with a male and female molex connector.
2. You don't want a molex to 3-pin fan controller. I don't even know any.
3. NZXT Sentry Mesh.
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May 12, 2013 10:21:05 PM

NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watts Channels
8th item on list " Connections: 3-Pin "
The 3 case fans I have are molex... even the pictures show 3 x 5-pin connectors and 1 molex... Sorry, just a little confused, considering I've never needed a 3 pin except the CPU fan and my PSU has no connections for 3 pins...

Tomorrow after work I will open my case back up and look for 3 pin connections somewhere along their wires...
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November 10, 2013 5:20:40 PM

ksham said:
I guess it's not a terrible idea since your front intake fan is kinda useless because very little air actually make it past the HDD cage.


you are not answering the question...
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