Where do you plug in CPU Fans?

This is my first build so bear with me if I miss something completely obvious.

I got myself 2 Yate Loon fans for a Megahalem cooler. It's connected to a EX58 UD5 motherboard.

The question is, where do I plug in all the cables running out of the fan? Theres a 3 pin connector head and molex connectors. What goes where?

I think the 3 pin connector goes onto the motherboard Fan headers....can I use any fan header? The CPU fan header is 4 pin, while the system fan headers are 3 pin on the motherboard.

And what do I do with the molex connectors? Do they connect to the power supply?
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  1. Quote:
    I think the 3 pin connector goes onto the motherboard Fan headers

    Yes.

    You MUST have at least one fan on the CPU header as the board may refuse to boot.

    You CAN use 3 pin fan on a 4 pin header.

    No need to use the Molex.
  2. You can also set the motherboard to ignore the cpu fan and plug it somewhere else if necessary
  3. huh well i pluged my cpu fan to my fan controller
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