Question about Fan Controllers Tags: Heatsinks Hardware Fan Fan Controller Overclocking Last response: October 11, 2009 1:51 PM in Overclocking Share leman russ October 1, 2009 1:20:57 AM Firstly, apologies for the noob questions, I've never used a hardware fan controller before so I need some help. I know I need 3 pin connectors in order to control the speed, but is it possible to use a fan that only has a molex connector with an adaptor that plugs into the fan controller? And do I need to plug the fans into both the fan controller and the motherboard or just the fan controller? More about : question fan controllers Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking October 1, 2009 3:33:02 AM Just the fan controller. You can buy/ make, cut n paste all sorts of adaptors. leman russ October 1, 2009 3:41:11 AM So if I have a fan (with Molex) attached to a Molex>3pin Adaptor and that's plugged into the fan controller, I'll be able to control that fan no problem? Related resources Questions about fan controllers and cooling - Forum Question about fan controllers - Forum question about fan controllers? - Forum Question about fan controllers - Forum Quick question about fan controllers - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking October 1, 2009 3:00:16 PM Yes. The fan wires are ultimately connected to the fan controller right? tkgclimb October 4, 2009 5:47:36 PM Fan controllers just (usually) just tone down the 12v line into less volts. so the only tow wires you need are the 12v and the ground (black one?). The third wire is (correct me if I'm wrong) is for rpm measuring. JackNaylorPE a c 145 K Overclocking October 11, 2009 1:51:38 PM You have several options... Cut them off and rewire http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1828/ele-180/FrozenCP... http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1821/ele-173/3-Pin_Po... You'll want an Xacto "Helping Hands" - $12 at Amazon to do this That was the option I took, and while I was at it, I sleeved all the cables. Other option is an adapter http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9116/cab-174/3_Pin_Fe... Last option is a fan controller that actually can handle molex connections such as the NZXT Sentry 2 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuestion about fan controller Forum SolvedQuestion about wiring fans and fan controller in DIYPC Skyline-07-G. Forum SolvedQuestion about case fan speed and control Forum SolvedQuestion About Buying Fan Controller Forum SolvedQuestion About Temp and Fan Controls Forum SolvedA doubt about fan controllers Forum SolvedQuestion about Active Directory Domain Controllers Forum Question about a fan controller. Forum Question about this fan controller Forum SolvedBuying my first ssd. a question about controllers Forum SolvedQuestion about sound video & game controllers Forum Wondering about cheap fan controllers Forum SolvedQuestion about system fan headers Forum [Solved] Question about sound video & game controllers Forum SolvedQuestion about CM Storm Trooper case...Fan's behind mobo? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !