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Ran out of space for fans on MB. Connect them to PSU?

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July 10, 2013 11:18:02 AM

I have this PSU:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

And I wish to have another 3 fans in my case since it only came with one and now it's summer it's overheating. However there is no space left on my motherboard for more fans. If someone could give me an example of a 60mm fan and how to connect it I would be deeply grateful :) 
July 10, 2013 11:29:33 AM

Your PSU comes with "molex" connections. Most fans connect this way. Just know that whichever fans you connect to the PSU will run at 100% all the time. I would recommend putting any exhaust fans on the PSU and let them run 100%. That's if you want to use a fan controller for some, it works best to keep the exhaust off the controller and let them run 100%.
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July 10, 2013 11:30:59 AM

Hello,

There are a couple options in the situation. Depending on the number of fans you need to add typically a Y fan splitter like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is a viable solution. That should also allow the fan speed to be controlled by the motherboard. Connecting the fans via molex adapters to the PSU will work, however the downside is that those fans will always spin at 100% which can get quite noisy.

Hope that helps


HumanSheeps said:
I have this PSU:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

And I wish to have another 3 fans in my case since it only came with one and now it's summer it's overheating. However there is no space left on my motherboard for more fans. If someone could give me an example of a 60mm fan and how to connect it I would be deeply grateful :) 

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July 10, 2013 11:33:52 AM

JobCreator said:
That's if you want to use a fan controller for some, it works best to keep the exhaust off the controller and let them run 100%.


Well I don't have space on my motherboard so only 1 fan can be connected to it. So the other 3 wherever they are will have to run at 100%
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July 10, 2013 11:34:49 AM

Great thanks everyone :) 
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July 10, 2013 11:34:49 AM

Great thanks everyone :) 
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