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Where to plug in fans on a biostar a85w

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November 12, 2013 6:43:04 PM

Hello, my friend is doing his first pc build, and is having a bit of trouble figuring out where to plug the fan cables into his motherboard. He has a NZXT Phantom 410 case, if that helps at all.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2013 6:56:32 PM

How many fans are we talking about? That mobo only has 3 fan headers.
November 12, 2013 7:38:25 PM

they're the 4 pin slots. and if you have more than 3 fans you can hook the rest up using a molex adapter that most likely came with your fan, directly to your power supply, however you wont be able to control your fan speeds on those ones without a fan controller. but they will run full blast.
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a c 436 V Motherboard
November 12, 2013 7:44:28 PM

The CPU cooler fan should go into the CPU Fan pin and the others will go into the sys fan pins. You can plug all the fans except the CPU fan directly into a connector from the PSU. Good for if you do not have enough fan pins on the MB.

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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2013 9:36:04 PM

As the Motherboard sits installed, the CPU_FAN header (4-pin) is just above the CPU socket, near the upper-right corner.

One of the SYS_FAN (3-pin) headers is to the lower left the CPU socket.

The third, and last, SYS_FAN header is along the bottom edge of the board, near the lower left. It is below the center of the lowest PCI slot.

If he had more than three fans, there are a number of options available, the cheapest already mentioned. He can also invest in a hardware fan controller, or Y-splitter adapters.