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How to connect Stryker fans to GA-Z87X-UD4H motherboard

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July 9, 2013 6:22:06 PM

I'm embarrassed to ask this, but I haven't done a full build for several years, and can't figure out how to connect the fans on the Stryker case to the connectors on the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H motherboard, and/or the Corsair AX760 PSU. Help, please!
a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2013 6:38:17 PM

Sys fan#1 next to the 8 pin molex, sys fan #2 next to the 8 sata ports, sys fan#3 under the bottom pcie slot, cpu fan & cpu optional next to CMOS battery.
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July 9, 2013 6:56:41 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Sys fan#1 next to the 8 pin molex, sys fan #2 next to the 8 sata ports, sys fan#3 under the bottom pcie slot, cpu fan & cpu optional next to CMOS battery.


I can see where the connectors are on the mobo. What I want to know is how to connect the fans to them. Or is this all somehow done through the fan controller in the top of the case? The instructions that come with the case are absolutely worthless. Those that come with the mobo are a masterpiece of English literaure by comparison.
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a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2013 7:32:28 PM

If it's like mine, the fans connect to the controller and it is powered by a molex. No mobo involved.
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July 10, 2013 6:36:41 PM

The fans on the HDD cages connect to the fan controller. The top and back fans have 3-pin connectors that connect to extension wires and in turn to Molex connectors. The mobo has 4-pin connectors. Are the top and back fans supposed to run continuously? And I thought the idea of this kind of case design (and modular PSU) was to avoid the usual rat's nest of wires.
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July 10, 2013 6:51:10 PM

Yep - all fans should be continuous. Looks like you can plug the fans into 4-pin headers if you don't want to use molex adapters. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266476-29-difference-...

If u use the molex you'd hide them behind the mobo area.
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July 11, 2013 5:25:50 AM

Thanks - that's very helpful. There are two remaining loose connectors left coming out of the fan controller, but I'm not working tomorrow so I'll try CM support, and hopefully be up and running Real Soon Now...
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