Fan Control

Hi All,

Below are the components I recently put together for a new build, I find it a bit loud with the fans set to high inside the Antec case. It appears the MB provides for fan regulation via small connectors on the board. My dilemma: the connectors on the fans do not match the connectors on the board, are there small harnesses I can get to have them mate up?

Thanks in advance,

Frank


GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX $139.99
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AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - BEST VALUE GAMING CHIP @ $74.99
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Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit $104.99
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TWO SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB 7200RPM (Best on Earth) 2x$90 = $180
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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $55
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  1. Hi saycoda,

    What do you mean exactly?
    In what way do they not match up?

    Regards keith263
  2. You do know the Antec 300 fans are adjustable right? They have low/medium/high settings, low is generally plenty of power because they case has good airflow. You won't even here them on low.
  3. keith263 said:
    Hi saycoda,

    What do you mean exactly?
    In what way do they not match up?

    Regards keith263


    There are small male headers on the MB that I assume supply controlled power to the fans to turn them on/off based on the internal temperatures. Those headers are small in comparison to the power connectors of the fans themselves, so I have the fans connected directly to the power supply (always on, not temperature regulated).

    Yes, I know the fans have speed control, but I'm looking for on/off regulation based on case temperature, is that not what the MB supports?

    Frank
  4. Hi saycoda (Frank),

    Are the power connectors on the fans the large 4 pin molex type?

    Regards keith263
  5. keith263 said:
    Hi saycoda (Frank),

    Are the power connectors on the fans the large 4 pin molex type?

    Regards keith263



    Yes
  6. Hi saycoda,

    Are the molex connectors attached to the fans via the standard small 3 pin connectors?
    On both my previous builds they were, if so just remove the molex part and connect directly to the motherboard.
    Or buy an adaptor - they surely must make them.

    Regards keith263
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