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 Question about fan controllers - Forum Quick question about fan controllers - Forum A question about fan controllers - Forum Question about fan controllers - Forum Fan controllers Question - 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 121 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: ForumQuestion About Temp and Fan Controls ForumQuestion about a fan controller. ForumQuestion About Buying Fan Controller ForumBuilding new system...some questions on case fans/ fan controllers . ForumWarning About Installing Windows on AHCI-enabled Controllers ForumWondering about cheap fan controllers ForumQuestion about this fan controller ForumA question about fan connections... ForumBeginner question about fan connectors on MB ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumQuestion about the i7 Temperature Guide ForumQuestion About EK Res. ForumPhenom II 720 OC question ForumQPI/VTT Question? ForumQuick question about prime95 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !