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August 21, 2013 3:53:21 AM

Hello there ! :) 
I need help I've recetly brought the zalman Z11 plus case and i am waiting for my motherboard bundle to arrive.
Whilst waiting for the motherboard I've been putting my 600w psu, HDD and dvd rom into that case and i notced that there are a lot of cables for the fans and the thing that confused me the most is how do i connect them when the mobo arrives ? :( 
both side fans and the fan on the rear are 4 pin and the front fan is 2 pin
I have no idea where or how to connect these fans its the first time am doing this and the 2 fans i had on my last case where not plugged anywhere on the mobo pls help my mb bundle should arribe tomorrow or day after and i would really like to know how to install them

Also can someone tell if the OCZ MODXSTREAM 600w can pull this build off ?
intel i5 3670 k motherboard bundle with 8 gb ram and Radeon 6970 HD 2B XFX edition
a reply to that would be highly appreciated
here is the bundle i brought http://www.powerc.com/uk/ps/Intel%20Motherboards%20-%20...
And the Power supply i have http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936

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a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 4:16:09 AM

You connect the 4 pin fans to the 3or4 pin connector on mobo labeled "CPU FAN1" "CAS FAN1"..If you plug in a 4 pin fan to a 4pin end then your system can self regulate fan speeds, if it's 3 or 2 pins then you got to manually adjust fan speeds.

650W is plenty for a 6970 + i5-3570k. I'd get at least 600W for this system. 550W would be too low.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
August 21, 2013 4:30:14 AM

envy14tpe said:
You connect the 4 pin fans to the 3or4 pin connector on mobo labeled "CPU FAN1" "CAS FAN1"..If you plug in a 4 pin fan to a 4pin end then your system can self regulate fan speeds, if it's 3 or 2 pins then you got to manually adjust fan speeds.

650W is plenty for a 6970 + i5-3570k. I'd get at least 600W for this system. 550W would be too low.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


Oh ok so i should have a place to plug thos fans on the motherboard but the 2 pin fan where do i connect this one mobo as well ?
sorry i ve never done this stuff before complete newbie :) 
also you said i can plug one onto another does that mean i can for example plug side fans and rare into the "CAS1" while stuck onto each other can i do that ?
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a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 4:50:06 AM

Can you list the mobo?

There are many options when connecting fans. I have a 4pin fan connected to my CPU_FAN1. I have another 4 pin fan plugged into my 3 pin (on mobo), this fan I must manually control speed for performance and quietness. Lastly, I have a quiet fan that I want running at full speed all the time, this one is connected to my PSU.

To answer your second question. You can plug any fans into mobo or into PSU cabling. Plugging into mobo is preferred cuz of extra control of speeds/sound. So, you can plug any non-MOLEX fan into the mobo.
August 21, 2013 4:54:54 AM

envy14tpe said:
Can you list the mobo?

There are many options when connecting fans. I have a 4pin fan connected to my CPU_FAN1. I have another 4 pin fan plugged into my 3 pin (on mobo), this fan I must manually control speed for performance and quietness. Lastly, I have a quiet fan that I want running at full speed all the time, this one is connected to my PSU.

To answer your second question. You can plug any fans into mobo or into PSU cabling. Plugging into mobo is preferred cuz of extra control of speeds/sound. So, you can plug any non-MOLEX fan into the mobo.


Well here is the MB that comes with the bundle ! :D 
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61MX/
I just want to know if i can connect all fans to that motherboard otherwise i have no idea how to make them work :( 
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 5:09:54 AM

That mobo has one CPU fan connector and one Chassis fan connector. So, you can plug 2 fans into the mobo. I'm guessing the CPU fan will be on top of mobo and CHA fan on the bottom.

One issue. You can not overlcock the CPU with a H61 mobo. If you get a H61 mobo then don't get a 3570k, instead get a 3570 or 3330p. If you bought it already it's ok. It's just that you can't overclock the CPU, instead you can only hit 3.8GHz with turboboost. Understand? The "k" models are for overclocking. If you don't then it's kinda wasted money.
August 21, 2013 5:14:12 AM

envy14tpe said:
That mobo has one CPU fan connector and one Chassis fan connector. So, you can plug 2 fans into the mobo. I'm guessing the CPU fan will be on top of mobo and CHA fan on the bottom.

One issue. You can not overlcock the CPU with a H61 mobo. If you get a H61 mobo then don't get a 3570k, instead get a 3570 or 3330p. If you bought it already it's ok. It's just that you can't overclock the CPU, instead you can only hit 3.8GHz with turboboost. Understand? The "k" models are for overclocking. If you don't then it's kinda wasted money.


Ok i understand but i can only connect 2 fans ? :o  and i have another 2 left :( 
Together that is 5 fans i have 1 for each side 1 on the rare 1 to the front and 1 on the cpu that is PEAK if i cant make them all work ! cuz thats why i got this case for to have all these fans work :( (((((
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 5:21:43 AM

You can plug the other fans into the PSU, but it'll run at full speed. Can you list your fan models?
August 21, 2013 5:26:36 AM

envy14tpe said:
You can plug the other fans into the PSU, but it'll run at full speed. Can you list your fan models?


OHHH great !
am feeling really stupid now but how do i connect them with the PSU ?
sorry i have no idea never done anything with the fans and MB before :L
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 5:30:52 AM

I'm trying to find a picture to help you. Bu you gotta list your fans.
August 21, 2013 5:33:27 AM

envy14tpe said:
I'm trying to find a picture to help you. Bu you gotta list your fans.

Front: 1 x 120mm Fan
Rear: 1 x 120mm Fan
Side: 2 x 80mm Fan
they all aer zalman mark fans allready built into the case
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 5:39:16 AM

please post a link so i can see the fan connectors.
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 5:59:32 AM

According to the website. It comes with front, rear, and side fans. You can plug the CPU fan into the CPU_FAN (on mobo). Then you can plug the front fan into the CHA_FAN (on mobo). The rear fan and side fan will need to be plugged into the PSU.
August 21, 2013 6:08:01 AM

envy14tpe said:
According to the website. It comes with front, rear, and side fans. You can plug the CPU fan into the CPU_FAN (on mobo). Then you can plug the front fan into the CHA_FAN (on mobo). The rear fan and side fan will need to be plugged into the PSU.


Ok great thanks for the info but could you please tell me how i plugged them to the PSU please
August 21, 2013 6:13:07 AM

The Side exhaust fans on my Zalman Z11 Plus case have 4-pin Molex Connectors, Your power supply comes with 4-Pin Molex power cables.

So unless the fans in your case are different to mine then you will just connect the two side fans directly to the Power supply using 4-Pin Molex power cable.
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 6:13:43 AM

It's kinda hard to explain, but once you see the PSU cables and your case fan ends you'll see how it fits together.
August 21, 2013 6:24:59 AM

OMG thnk you all sooooooooooo nuch !!!! and i was beginning to think that i ve fooled this up thanks a bunch guys !!!!!!! much love xD i ll come back to this post when i get my bundle and start connectinf things if i am stuck on everything i ll write here thanks again ! :) 
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 8:21:04 AM

I'll try to help you then....but once you see things in your hands then things will make more sense.
August 21, 2013 9:42:57 AM

envy14tpe said:
I'll try to help you then....but once you see things in your hands then things will make more sense.


Ok i ve just encountered first problem i just got back from work and the problem is that none of the cables coming from the PSU fit the Molex 4 pin cables they may be the same but ! they are much smaller and the molex 4 pin from fans are muh larger any ideas ? :( 

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a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2013 8:33:26 PM
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look for adapters to fit in between. What about "sata to molex adapter" ? There are cables for everything you can imagine. So don't sweat it. There is a cable out there that will connect your PSU to your fan.
August 22, 2013 3:37:49 AM

11400353,0,699111 said:
look for adapters to fit in between. What about "sata to molex adapter" ? There are cables for everything you can imagine. So don't sweat it. There is a cable out there that will connect your PSU to your fan.[/
am giving the pc to a spec that would do and buy anything needed for the fans to work this is solved :p 
a b V Motherboard
August 22, 2013 7:00:41 AM

If it's solved then Choose the best answer so they'll close the thread.
August 30, 2013 6:18:56 AM

Ok now am having a problem and it REALLY BOTHERS AND ANGERS ME !!!
so i got all the parts the new motherboard bundle and this case everything is working now yeah great but ..... :( 
this case hasnt improved anything the only reason i brought a new case with more fans is to keep my GPU much cooler and so that i dont have to run it on 45% fan speed and there it is my last case had only 1 fan ! which was in the back of the case now i have this case with 4 fans and didnt change nothing my GPU still has to run on 45% fan speed so that it doesnt overheat few minutes ago i went on shogun 2 and with 45% fan speed the temp went up to 81 degrees it really is pissing me off because it is the same temp i was getting with a case that had only 1 fan on and this one has 4 and no change made still have to run it on high fan speed and listen to this loud gpu pls help :( 
a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2013 7:45:25 AM

Was this GPU used? Temps of 81C are really frickin high! With proper cooling and at stock GPU settings I'd assume the max temp would be 70C.

Are you using the Z11 fans or did you buy special fans?
August 30, 2013 8:35:55 AM

Yes buddy am using the dafault fans from the case am gonna take the card and fully clean it havent done it in a while brb i ll keep u posted after the cleaning !
August 30, 2013 8:36:00 AM

Yes buddy am using the dafault fans from the case am gonna take the card and fully clean it havent done it in a while brb i ll keep u posted after the cleaning !
December 31, 2013 2:21:58 PM

the side fans are molex connectors
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