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motherboard does not have enough fan plugings what to do?????????????

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November 7, 2013 4:53:24 PM

ok so i built this pc and there is 3 chassis fan connectors(chan_fans) i have 5 case fan. The only other plugs for fans i have are power fan(pwr_fans) (note that my power fan does not need to connect to the motherboard) and the other plug for a fan is the second cpu fan plug(cpu_fan2)(note that i already have a fan connect to the cpu).

so here is my question can i plug in my 2 other case fan into the power fan and the cpu fan???

here are is a video of my motherboard and a pic of the connectors.


the video

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November 7, 2013 5:05:31 PM

As long as the pins match the plugs, there shouldn't be a problem. That is, if your fan is a 4-pin, don't connect it to a 3-pin. Also be aware that if you upgrade your system to a component that uses a fan and the instructions tell you to connect it to the CPU_FAN2, you won't be able to. So you'll have to keep in mind the new limitations when you purchase new components. That doesn't mean don't buy the upgrade; it means you will need to re-assess your fan situation before you do.
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November 7, 2013 5:07:49 PM

You can use molex connecters to your power supply as well.
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November 7, 2013 5:10:33 PM

Yep. Molex to fan splitter. Cheap adapter. More than likely you have a few extra molex's dangling around in there.
a b V Motherboard
November 7, 2013 5:13:09 PM

scoobydenon said:
You can use molex connecters to your power supply as well.

Yes, this is a fairly cheap alternative. Unless your fan comes with its own individual controller, just be aware that the fan will run at 100% all the time. If you don't want it to run at full speed all the time, you will need to buy a fan controller.
November 7, 2013 5:15:07 PM

ok guys thanks for all the help.