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How do I hook up case fans

First build and need help with case fans

I have this PSU

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16817139028

This case

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16811144278

And this mobo

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16813131873

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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  1. 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.
    Reply to ram1009
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. your link bring us to the main page check so we could see the parts .
    Reply to scout_03
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CNHtuaLIq70CFcRefgodrDcAjw&Item=N82E16812311002&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Internal+Power+Cables-_-N82E16812311002&ef_id=UOXkoAAAXFy3eBqO:20140324161332:s

    Have a look at this adapter. It will allow you to power 3 fans from one PSU connector. I don't recommend plugging multiple fans into a MB header because you may exceed the current limit.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Case is an Apevia X-dreamer 4 and the motherboard is an ASUS m5a97 R2.0
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    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=N82E16812226070 for splitter .
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  12. 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?
    Reply to lving4today
  13. dont bother about the comment we all start somewhere and we are always learning even at my age .
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  14. 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 ^.
    Reply to xniosy
  15. 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.
    Reply to lving4today
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