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Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H with four system fan

Want to buy this mobo for my new rig.

Will be inside an Aerocool DS case, coming with 1x200mm front and 1x120mm rear pre-installed fan, I want to better cool it down using 2 more fan on the top.

Gybabyte specs state support for 3 x system fan headers, so can I in some way power four fan?
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  1. yes, use either fan splitters or get a 3/4pin to molex pin and power it to the psu
  2. Best answer
    I would power them straight from your power supply. Depending on what power supply you have, most have a few 3 or 4 pin connectors and I think all power supplies have molex connectors. And you can buy adapters that go from molex to 3 and 4 pin.
  3. RookieOfTheYear said:
    I would power them straight from your power supply. Depending on what power supply you have, most have a few 3 or 4 pin connectors and I think all power supplies have molex connectors. And you can buy adapters that go from molex to 3 and 4 pin.


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  4. davide445 said:
    RookieOfTheYear said:
    I would power them straight from your power supply. Depending on what power supply you have, most have a few 3 or 4 pin connectors and I think all power supplies have molex connectors. And you can buy adapters that go from molex to 3 and 4 pin.


    Will buy this one http://


    Very good choice of power supply. And it has molex connectors, so you can get a molex to 3 pin or 4 pin, depending on what type the fan has. Some fans use a molex connection instead of a a 3 or 4 pin.

    Here is a picture of a molex to 3 pin connection. The molex is on the left and the 3 pin is on the right.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=9WGDCFZata6UnM&tbnid=uLwVPBePt9AM3M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.ncix.com%2Fforums%2Ftopic.php%3Fid%3D2164063&ei=xGv6U_fcBrSK8gGJqYGgCA&bvm=bv.73612305,d.b2U&psig=AFQjCNHHdAu4T2pnLqDR62Zp__Y8x68cfg&ust=1409006915121192
  5. RookieOfTheYear said:


    Very good choice of power supply. And it has molex connectors, so you can get a molex to 3 pin or 4 pin, depending on what type the fan has. Some fans use a molex connection instead of a a 3 or 4 pin.

    Here is a picture of a molex to 3 pin connection. The molex is on the left and the 3 pin is on the right.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=9WGDCFZata6UnM&tbnid=uLwVPBePt9AM3M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.ncix.com%2Fforums%2Ftopic.php%3Fid%3D2164063&ei=xGv6U_fcBrSK8gGJqYGgCA&bvm=bv.73612305,d.b2U&psig=AFQjCNHHdAu4T2pnLqDR62Zp__Y8x68cfg&ust=1409006915121192


    Will need to power

    2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM
    1x Aerocool Silent Master 200mm
    1x Aerocool DS Dead Silence 120mm

    Need I a molex?
  6. You'll need just one
  7. davide445 said:
    RookieOfTheYear said:


    Very good choice of power supply. And it has molex connectors, so you can get a molex to 3 pin or 4 pin, depending on what type the fan has. Some fans use a molex connection instead of a a 3 or 4 pin.

    Here is a picture of a molex to 3 pin connection. The molex is on the left and the 3 pin is on the right.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=9WGDCFZata6UnM&tbnid=uLwVPBePt9AM3M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.ncix.com%2Fforums%2Ftopic.php%3Fid%3D2164063&ei=xGv6U_fcBrSK8gGJqYGgCA&bvm=bv.73612305,d.b2U&psig=AFQjCNHHdAu4T2pnLqDR62Zp__Y8x68cfg&ust=1409006915121192


    Will need to power

    2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM
    1x Aerocool Silent Master 200mm
    1x Aerocool DS Dead Silence 120mm

    Need I a molex?


    You have 3 system fan connectors on your motherboard, and then at least another 3 molex connectors on the PSU. So you should be just fine.
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