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May 28, 2010 12:13:09 PM

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


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May 28, 2010 7:11:25 PM

Hi saycoda,

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

Regards keith263
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May 28, 2010 7:14:22 PM

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.
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May 28, 2010 7:44:36 PM

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
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May 28, 2010 8:03:33 PM

Hi saycoda (Frank),

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

Regards keith263

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May 29, 2010 12:47:29 AM

keith263 said:
Hi saycoda (Frank),

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

Regards keith263



Yes
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May 29, 2010 4:47:42 PM

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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