Antec 1200 case fan mod

Hi i got a 1200 case and i want to convert the antec 120mm case fans from molex to 3 pin. before i do the switch i just want someone to confirm it will work.
here is how i see it
Every computer fan these days has 3 wires coming out of it. 2 for power and 1 for sensing. then there is mods and *** after that for speed controls and random ***. i am planning on just cutting off the molex and the antec speed controller and wiring it to a 3 pin. can anyone confirm this will work for me?
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  1. Why don't you just buy an adpator instead of cutting the wires??

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201009
  2. ^5 +1 what tecmo34 said.

    I use a variety of fan cable adapters, splitters, and extensions.
  3. tecmo34 said:
    Why don't you just buy an adpator instead of cutting the wires??

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201009


    because the adapters dont include the sensing wire which i would like to have for my fan controller
  4. Lolan1111 said:
    because the adapters dont include the sensing wire which i would like to have for my fan controller

    And that's your problem. The Antec case fans weren't designed to be used that way.

    My question is, "Do you really need a fan controller, or do you just want one?

    I have three Antec 900 cases (same type of fans). I discovered that the air flow on LOW is good enough that my temps do not change when I increase the fan speed to MEDIUM or HIGH.

    I think you have two alternatives:
    1. Get a fan controller that you manually vary the speed, or
    2. Get a fan controller that plugs into the motherboard for automatic temperature sensing and speed control.
  5. its ok i did it anyway. you see i bought the NZXT sentry LX
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33524&vpn=SEN-001LX&manufacture=NZXT
    and it only controlls and monitors 3 pin fans so i simply cut all the cords off the antec fans and wired my own 3 pin connectors on it and it works fine. yay for modding
  6. Hey I had a question about the antec 1200. On the back of my HD cages there is only one additional fan to go behind one of the three cages. I was wondering if they either they sold extras or if anyone has moded one or heard of that mod???
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