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HELP: gaming system cables/connector problems

Do I have all the connectors and socket needed to get the system working???

How do I get 5 fans to work when there is only one socket on the motherboard (can they connect to the PSU)???

Do I need the wireless network adapter to be plugged in to anything???

PSU cables:
ATX Connectors - 1
EPS Connectors - 1
Floppy Connectors - 1
Four Pin Peripheral Connectors - 4
PCI Connectors - 2
SATA Connectors - 5


Here's my whole build:
PCPartPicker part list /
Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£70.76)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.32)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£47.17)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.31 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (£100.24)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£46.26 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.99 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£70.98)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 Red LED Mid-Tower Gaming Case (£37.98)
Case Fans: Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 4-Pack) (£12.97)
Anti-Static Wrist Strap: Rosewill RTK-001 Premium Anti-Static Wrist Strap (£3.53)
Total: £492.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 16:13 BST+0100


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  1. Best answer
    You have the right cables for your needs.

    Those fans don't appear to come with a molex-fan header adapter so they are only meant to plug into the motherboard so you may want to look into different fans. Also you aren't likely to want 5 fans going in the system until you find out if you need extra cooling, having 5 fans will make your system reasonably loud especially if you are going to have to have them running at full speed.
  2. hunter315 said:
    You have the right cables for your needs.

    Those fans don't appear to come with a molex-fan header adapter so they are only meant to plug into the motherboard so you may want to look into different fans. Also you aren't likely to want 5 fans going in the system until you find out if you need extra cooling, having 5 fans will make your system reasonably loud especially if you are going to have to have them running at full speed.


    So what type of fans, and how many, do I need?

    Is there any problem with attaching more than 1 to the PSU?


    Thanks for quick reply
  3. How many you need depends on too many factors to be easily predictable. I'd start with at least 1 for the rear so you have some exhaust going on, but fans are easy to add so if your temps are too high you can always add more, but there is a limit to how many fans are useful. Too many fans just results in a case full of turbulence that doesn't move much fresh air through it.
  4. hunter315 said:
    How many you need depends on too many factors to be easily predictable. I'd start with at least 1 for the rear so you have some exhaust going on, but fans are easy to add so if your temps are too high you can always add more, but there is a limit to how many fans are useful. Too many fans just results in a case full of turbulence that doesn't move much fresh air through it.


    And do I need 4 pin connector fans or molex connector fans for the PSU?
  5. Since you only have 1 fan header on your motherboard you will be best off with fans that have molex connectors.
  6. hunter315 said:
    Since you only have 1 fan header on your motherboard you will be best off with fans that have molex connectors.


    OK, thanks for everything
  7. hunter315 said:
    Since you only have 1 fan header on your motherboard you will be best off with fans that have molex connectors.


    Oh, one last thing:

    Would getting a Y-splitter (Link Depot 3 Pin Fan Power Y Cable) for a 3 pin header and plugging two 3 pin fans (Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan) into it work???
  8. Yes, it would allow you to hook up 2 fans to one header, but be aware that most of the headers have a fairly limited power capacity, i wouldn't do more than 2 fans per header even though you could just buy 3 of those and plug 4 into one header you would likely burn it out.
  9. hunter315 said:
    Yes, it would allow you to hook up 2 fans to one header, but be aware that most of the headers have a fairly limited power capacity, i wouldn't do more than 2 fans per header even though you could just buy 3 of those and plug 4 into one header you would likely burn it out.


    and would the pwm be affected?
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