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Corsair Carbide 500R, Big Fan connector won't fit on motherboard?

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October 4, 2013 11:16:27 AM

Hey, thanks for reading!

I've bought a new corsair carbide 500R together with a Asus Sabertooth 990FX Rev2.0 Motherboard.

Everything works fine, but I can't seem to connect the 3pin connector for the Big side fan properly. It's a black connector with two clips on the side(To lock it on or something)

Problem is, when I attach it to a 3pin slot on my Mobo, My pc won't even boot and shuts off after a few seconds..

I've also tried connecting it to the PSU directly, but it won't even fit into the extension.

What kind of connector is this?

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October 4, 2013 11:29:40 AM

hmm.... thats odd. I assume you've tried several different 3 pin slots?

do you have a molex to 3 pin adapter?
October 4, 2013 11:47:01 AM

Can you plug in a different fan in that slot and still boot? The fan connector should be a standard 3pin connector. Make sure you aren't plugging it in upside down or something weird like that. The two little side pokey outey bits (technical term) should go on either side of the bigger pokey outey bit on the mobo.

Maybe take a picture of the connector?
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October 4, 2013 11:47:27 AM

Is it possible that you could provide a picture of the fan connector? I'm having trouble picturing what type of connector it could be.

October 4, 2013 11:54:07 AM

The side fan connects to exactly one cable that comes off the fan controller cable bundle. It doesn't interact with the mobo in any way. Controller connects to 4-pin molex from PSU, side fan, and front case fans.