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help with h100i and Asus z87 pro

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February 10, 2014 8:57:10 PM

So after reading around I decided to connect the 2 radiator fans directly to the motherboard (not the pump), power the pump but not connect the USB (will this work? Using fan expert via ai suite)...if it will then my other question is should I connect the 2 fans to a y connector and the to the yellow CPU fan header? Or should I plug one fan into the CPU fan header and the other fan to the CPU_opt header?

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February 10, 2014 9:22:18 PM

Dear you should attach two fans to your radiator for proper cooling and to ensure the controlled temps. Connect both fans to y connector and then plug this y connector to a CPU fan header. It will do. If you are not connecting USB then you won't be able to user corsair link software to control the fans' speed.
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February 10, 2014 9:25:21 PM

streetsports said:
So after reading around I decided to connect the 2 radiator fans directly to the motherboard (not the pump), power the pump but not connect the USB (will this work? Using fan expert via ai suite)...if it will then my other question is should I connect the 2 fans to a y connector and the to the yellow CPU fan header? Or should I plug one fan into the CPU fan header and the other fan to the CPU_opt header?


They have it setup the way they do in the instructions for a reason. Why exactly are you changing the way you connect it?
What is it you are trying to accomplish?
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February 10, 2014 9:26:35 PM

If you want to keep things simple, use a Y-splitter PWM cable. That's what I'm doing since I'm running two Cougar Vortex fans instead of the stock H100i fans.
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February 10, 2014 9:33:31 PM

Deuce65...I'm doing it this way because I would rather fan expert control them than the corsair link...and from what I've been reading they interfere with each other if you try using both.
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February 10, 2014 9:48:17 PM

streetsports said:
Deuce65...I'm doing it this way because I would rather fan expert control them than the corsair link...and from what I've been reading they interfere with each other if you try using both.


Oh. Well wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to just buy anything BUT a corsair kit if you don't like the software? They're all made by asatek anyways....But anyways for your question yea as long as you connect the pump power connection to power and the 3 pin to CPU fan header it will be fine. You can do whatever you want with the fans.
Do NOT connect the fans to CPU fan header, that needs to be the pump. The point of attaching the pump the the CPU fan header is to feed the RPM signal to the MB. That way if your pump dies, it will read 0 RPM and PC won't start ((or will shut down if it is already running). If you don't connect it, the PC won't know the pump is dead and won't care until it shuts down from overheating.
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February 10, 2014 10:02:43 PM

That's the answer I was looking for...there is no real answer to this issue anywhere...I bought the corsair because of cost not for the software and now its to late to change my mind...plus I'm using a define r4 case so its the only one that fits right in the top...
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