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November 27, 2013 1:41:15 PM

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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November 27, 2013 1:47:10 PM

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.
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November 27, 2013 2:02:15 PM

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.
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November 27, 2013 6:34:29 PM

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.
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November 27, 2013 10:10:05 PM

Do you already have the fans?
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November 28, 2013 9:12:04 AM

If you opt for Arctic F12 fans ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) 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=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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