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Corsair SP 120 fan dilemma

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January 18, 2013 5:18:55 PM

i have 2 corsair sp120 performance edition fans. the connector is for 3 pin and it does not come with an adapter for a molex. the 3 pin slots on my mobo are being used by the cpu cooler fans. how can i connect these fans?
here's what i think of..
a. find molex adpater to 3 pin
b. buy a new fan controller (im not sure if this will solve it since i havent tried using one)
c. what other options can u suggest?
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January 18, 2013 6:16:32 PM

jaypeeb421 said:
i have 2 corsair sp120 performance edition fans. the connector is for 3 pin and it does not come with an adapter for a molex. the 3 pin slots on my mobo are being used by the cpu cooler fans. how can i connect these fans?
here's what i think of..
a. find molex adpater to 3 pin
b. buy a new fan controller (im not sure if this will solve it since i havent tried using one)
c. what other options can u suggest?


You could get those Molex to 3 Pin adapters, but the fans will run always at 100% so is not ideal with those fans because they're not quiet at 100 %.

Basically fan controllers is a voltage adjustment more voltage, faster speed. For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you see the images, it has a Molex connector to power the fans, and some 3 Pin female adapters. You just plug the fans and power, and you should be able to regulate the speed of the fan.
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January 18, 2013 7:39:02 PM

i dont mind the noise.. however will it lessen the lifespan of my fans if they are 100% all the time?
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