My side panel fan isn't recieving power.

I have an Apevia X-Crusier 3 case, found here and here, and a Gigabyte Z87-HD3 ATX Motherboard.

My case has a 200mm side panel fan, but when I received the computer in the mail, it wasn't connected. The fan was two four-pin connectors, one male and one female. I saw on my motherboard that there's a 'sys fan 1' and a 'sys fan 2' male four-pin connector, so I figured that's where they go. I connected the female connector on the fan to the 'sys fan 1' connector on the motherboard, but when I powered up my computer, it didn't start up.

I also noticed on the fan connections, that they don't fit in the casing perfectly, so they wiggle around and wobble a bit, so if they do connect to the 'sys fan 1' connection, one of the pins may be missing.
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  1. You will find that case fans usually plug into the same plug that older hard drives and optical drives plug into not into the MB. A 4 pin Molex. It comes with one male and one female to let you plug it between the power supply and a hard drive.
  2. MickyDee said:
    You will find that case fans usually plug into the same plug that older hard drives and optical drives plug into not into the MB. A 4 pin Molex. It comes with one male and one female to let you plug it between the power supply and a hard drive.


    So, I should look for some kind of four pin connection on my power supply? I also have the problem that my liquid cooling tubes press against the fan, but they don't want to move, or bend, or anything.
  3. I couldn't find anything on my power supply, so I don't know what to do next.
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