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

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

    do you have a molex to 3 pin adapter?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.

    Casey
  4. 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.
  5. J_E_D_70 you still here and have the 500R case?

    I have a question about the 4 pin molex coming from the front header (which only has 2 black wires in it); does it go to power and not the mobo? I have a Corsair HX750 psu
  6. k2skier said:
    J_E_D_70 you still here and have the 500R case?

    I have a question about the 4 pin molex coming from the front header (which only has 2 black wires in it); does it go to power and not the mobo? I have a Corsair HX750 psu


    It connects to a cable coming from the case itself, connecting to the psu. The mobo is not involved
  7. Maxrinus said:
    k2skier said:
    J_E_D_70 you still here and have the 500R case?

    I have a question about the 4 pin molex coming from the front header (which only has 2 black wires in it); does it go to power and not the mobo? I have a Corsair HX750 psu


    It connects to a cable coming from the case itself, connecting to the psu. The mobo is not involved


    Thanks. I thought it was a power connector to the front header.
  8. Nope - power to the fan controller on the front.
  9. Rocking. Thanks so much for posting that. Had this exact issue today. Didn't even see that cable coming out of the case.
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