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Case Fan Connectors Help

I'm wondering how do I upgrade my case with fans if I only have 2 slots for the fans.. Do I have to buy an extension or what to connect 2 additional fans?
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  1. You can buy a molex connector that will allow you to hook up a number of fans too it. It takes the 4 pin molex connectors from you power supply and connects it to the much smaller 3/4 pin fan connector.
  2. What he said. You might also want to consider a fan controller. Thats actually an easy way to hookup multiple fans and control their speed. For example, my NZXT Sentry Mesh Controller can hookup 5 additional fans, All my fans route through this and I can turn them up and down via manual control from the outside (in case they are too loud, or to save power, etc). Some fan controllers also have temp guages, which is nice but they are usually off by several degrees.
  3. Fultic said:
    What he said. You might also want to consider a fan controller. Thats actually an easy way to hookup multiple fans and control their speed. For example, my NZXT Sentry Mesh Controller can hookup 5 additional fans, All my fans route through this and I can turn them up and down via manual control from the outside (in case they are too loud, or to save power, etc). Some fan controllers also have temp guages, which is nice but they are usually off by several degrees.


    Link some examples please? Newegg would be the site I'm looking to purchase stuff.
  4. Do you already have the fans?
  5. Calculatron said:
    Do you already have the fans?


    I have 2 fans pre-installed in my case but I'll be getting a 4 pack of Cooler Master Fans.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052
  6. Best answer
    If you opt for Arctic F12 fans ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186033 ) instead, you can "daisy chain" them together so they operate off from the same fan header on your motherboard.

    Otherwise, you'll either need to buy molex adapters to hook them up to your PSU (which will have them operate at full tilt) or a hardware fan controller:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992012

    I, personally, have the second one. I enjoy it a lot. My only complaint, which is common for many fan controllers, is that there a random chance a fan will "buzz" when hooked up to it. :\
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