Connecting Corsair Airflow fan (Corsair Airflow, 800D, P6T Deluxe V2)

Hi,

I am doing a build with a corsair 800D case, P6T Deluxe V2 and Corsair Airflow fans. The three fans that came with the 800D use 3 pin connections and so does the Corsair Airflow. The motherboard only accepts one cpu fan (cpu_fan), three chassis fans (cha_fan) and a power fan (pwr_fan). I don't imagine I can use (or at least, it wouldn't be a good idea to use) the pwr_fan on the Corsair Airflow so I'm not sure where to connect it. Would converting the 3 pin to a 4 pin molex and connect it straight to my PSU?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. We have installed several of the 3-fan Corsair memory coolers:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835704001&Tpk=N82E16835704001

    The factor that determined where we connected them was the
    length of the cable: that ended up being the pwr_fan header
    on most of our motherboards, because it was within reach
    of the cable provided.

    You want a 3-pin header so your motherboard can detect
    the fan rpm. With ASUS motherboards, a Windows program
    called PC Probe II permits graphical display of fan speeds,
    voltages, temperatures and such.

    Yes, you should be able to "hot-wire" a conversion from
    3-pin to 4-pin Molex: the middle pin on the 3-pin header
    is a +12V conductor. The other two are GROUND and
    ROTATION in rpm.

    Check your motherboard User Manual for the pin assignments.

    The only problem with your conversion idea is that
    we have experienced this Corsair memory fan run too fast
    until the BIOS takes control, using the ASUS Q-Fan feature.

    Thus, to eliminate the noise caused by excessive rpms
    we had to enable Q-Fan and adjust the maximum rpm
    downwards in the BIOS: then the noise at POST went away.


    I hope this helps.


    MRFS
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