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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Optimal Fan Connections Forum SolvedBest connection method of video cable Forum SolvedOptimal fan arrangement Corsair c70 Forum SolvedWhat is the best method for applying thermal grease to this heatsink fan and this processor Forum SolvedCPU fan method Forum SolvedWhat is the optimal CPU fan speed ? Forum SolvedFan Placement for Optimal Cooling Forum SolvedOptimal fan settings with MSI Afterburner? Forum SolvedOptimal fan arrangement for Case cooling Forum SolvedOptimal case fan configuration for CPU water cooler? Forum SolvedNeed help on optimal fan placement. Forum SolvedOptimal Space Behind 120mm Fan Forum SolvedBest Method for Powering Multiple Case Fans Forum Optimal Fan setup? Forum SolvedOptimal GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R SATA port connection and BIOS setup Forum SolvedOptimal Fan Setup for HAF 912 Forum Optimal Fan Placement Forum SolvedHAF 912 Optimal Fan Placement Forum SolvedNeed an opinion on the optimal fan setup for Megahalems and case Forum SolvedOptimal case fan location Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !