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August 25, 2009 6:56:43 AM

I have recently purchased a Foxconn Bloodrage GTI (should arrive tomorrow) and was looking at the stats on it. It has:
1 x 4-Pin CPU Fan connector
1 x 3-Pin System Fan connector
1 x 3-Pin NB Fan connector
2 x 3-Pin Fan connectors

My Antec 300 case uses 5x 3-pin slots and my HSF uses a 4-pin, yes I'm 1 pin short. My PSU has 1 x 4-pin CPU connector. My question is, if I use this, how will I regulate fan speed? (Planning on using 3x Scythe Kazes along with the two stock fans in the Antec 300. The Kazes come with a 4 pin adaptor.) If I put one of the 120mm Kaze case fans on the PSU 4-pin, will it run at constant max speed? Will I need a fan controller to regulate or will I be able to regulate via software?

I don't know, and the answers determine if I go and buy 2 or 3 120mm scythe kazes (only $10 a peice at a local shop).

EDIT: PSU is OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro

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August 25, 2009 7:11:51 AM

I'm off to sleep now, and I'll be back to check for responses in ~8 hours. It'll take me about 2 hours to go there and back.
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August 25, 2009 9:20:37 AM

There's no way you could control fan speed if the fans are connected directly via molex plugs. Use a fan controller if you want to regulate all of them or just leave the single fan at max.
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August 25, 2009 2:58:54 PM

Alright, thank you.
I'll just grab a single lower RPM model and two high RPM models.
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August 25, 2009 6:00:53 PM

Picked up two Scythe Kaze 1900rpm 120x25mm fans and a single Scythe Kaze 120x25 1200rpm fan.
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August 27, 2009 8:24:20 AM

Too blonde to notice that both of the Antec stock fans in the case are 4 pin molex with manual controllers each -_-
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