Optimal FAN connection method??? Tags: Connection Cases Components Last response: August 3, 2010 1:47 PM in Components Share sikcle August 2, 2010 8:23:07 PM I just bought a NZXT M59 case, OCZ ModXstream 600W psu & ASUS P7P55D-E mobo. The M59 case came with two 120 mm fans (rear and left-panel) as well as the ambient light strip on front panel. My motherboard has one 3 pin and 4 pin connector. What is the best way to connect these devices for best performance, control, efficient wiring? I'm also looking to add two 140mm fans on top and a 120 mm in front for a total of 5 fans in the future. Should i make a chain of molex connectors? Should they lead to the mobo or psu directly? Also it is safe to connect the m59's top light strip to 3pin fan port? More about : optimal fan connection method flaminggerbil August 3, 2010 1:47:10 PM If all of the fans use molex connectors and you wish to change their speed you're going to need to buy a fan controller. The NZXT sentry is quite a popular one: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NZXT-Sentry-1-LCD-Black-... Chaining them to the PSU is fine, although there's no way to change performance this way, which is still fine for most people unless you're sensitive to fan noise. I'd rather not attach that light strip to the mobo, although it 'could' be fine if you have any fan control options enabled in BIOS it could cause peculiarities. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMethod for better gaming connection (proven method ?) ForumLooking for cheap cabinet fan method ForumOptimal GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R SATA port connection and BIOS setup ForumOptimal Fan Placement? ForumOptimal Fan Connections ForumIn which method to apply thermal paste? + PSU Confusion ForumBIOS UPDATE ... PREFERED METHOD ForumWhat would be the optimal liquid cooling system for my rig ? ForumBest cooling method for my PC? Forum" Optimal performance" on Realtek 8139 Windows drivers ForumOptimal hs + fan idea ForumAlternate overclocking METHOD ! Forumcorrect bios/ method for flash of sapphire x800 GTO agp? ForumNeed help optimizing airflow through my case ForumOptimal Case & CPU Temp? Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumLooking for a Fan adapter* ForumWeird Voltages and Fan Speeds ForumFan error ForumCAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH CASE FAN'S SETUP?? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !