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March 24, 2014 8:05:24 AM

First build and need help with case fans

I have this PSU

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E168171...

This case

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E168111...

And this mobo

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E168131...

The case has like 3 fans and the motherboard has headers for fans.

Im a newbie with all this stuff can someone explain to me the best way to hook these up with these parts

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a b V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 8:17:30 AM

You say your MB has headers for fans. That's where the fans plug in. Optionally, there are cable adapters available allowing direct connection to a PSU cable.
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March 24, 2014 9:00:06 AM

The case has has 5 fans 4 120mm and 1 200m. The mobo only has two headers though, and I'm not sure molex means if this build has that or what Daisy chaining means
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March 24, 2014 9:20:55 AM

the motherboard has fan headers, that should say SYSTEMFAN on them, they will have 4 little pins or maybe 3. 4 pin fans work on 4 pin header and 3 pin fans also work on 4 pin header. it looks like this http://techreport.com/review/13671/how-to-build-a-pc (8th image down)
latest fans should either have a 3 pin or 4 pin connector. if your board runs out of headers. you can buy splitters.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 9:23:07 AM

your link bring us to the main page check so we could see the parts .
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March 24, 2014 9:48:23 AM

My bad, the links only work for mobile devices.

So adding a splitter is the best bet? Ill have a look tonight
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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 9:51:59 AM

give the case name and model same for the motherboard ,and dont use more than 2 fan on the same header with a splitter on the motherboard . i presume your case must have a fan controller include in .
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a c 129 V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 10:01:54 AM

I just want to add that the PWM fan(4 pin) splitters do not control speed on non pwm(3 pin) fans. so if you have 3 pin fans, they will run at full speed with those adapters.

If your board can control 3 pin fans(voltage control) a normal splitter would work, but watch it as most boards will not run much over 2-3 fans(I am sure some fans take less power and some boards give more, but a safe bet to keep the number down).

If the fans are not too loud, I would run them off the power supply at full speed.
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March 24, 2014 12:13:04 PM

Case is an Apevia X-dreamer 4 and the motherboard is an ASUS m5a97 R2.0
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March 24, 2014 12:25:39 PM

cant believe someone is having trouble with fans.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 12:32:38 PM

your motherboard hvae 3 chassis fan connector and the cpur one ,you could use a splitter to connect 2 120 on one header so 2 splitter = 4 fan and the 200mm one on the other fan header .the daisy chain is to connect one fan with the other isung the white molex cable as show on page 7 of the case manual to the psu , something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for splitter .
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March 24, 2014 12:34:22 PM

Considering I've never built a computer before and haven't started the build yet, I was asking for advice on the matter so that I don't miss a step.

Find it rather insulting for you to say that, was it necessary to add that comment?
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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 24, 2014 12:36:32 PM

dont bother about the comment we all start somewhere and we are always learning even at my age .
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March 24, 2014 12:40:45 PM

lving4today said:
Considering I've never built a computer before and haven't started the build yet, I was asking for advice on the matter so that I don't miss a step.

Find it rather insulting for you to say that, was it necessary to add that comment?


there are hundreds of videos and pictures and i already tried to help you ^.

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March 24, 2014 12:43:10 PM

And I appreciated the help from everyone, scout asked for additional information which I gave. I understand how the Internet works, but I asked a question that is specific to me.
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