4 pin fan into 3 pin mobo? Tags: Homebuilt Connection Fan Cases Motherboards Systems Last response: July 3, 2010 1:51 PM in Systems Share Majornoob July 3, 2010 12:55:35 PM Hey guys, Basically I'm wanting to connect a 4pin case fan to a motherboard that has a 3pin system fan slot, (mobo is a gigabyte MA-770T-ES3). How could I do this? Would I need an adapter? Furthermore is it important to connect the case fans to the motherboard at all or could I just connect straight to the power supply? Thanks Paul More about : pin fan pin mobo rolli59 a c 96 B Homebuilt system a c 703 V Motherboard July 3, 2010 1:29:50 PM You can connect straight to the PSU but here is how you connect it to the mobo http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs... http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Motherboard_%28CPU%... Majornoob July 3, 2010 1:35:12 PM Thanks for the reply. Given a choice I assume it's better to connect the fan directly to the psu? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 96 B Homebuilt system a c 703 V Motherboard July 3, 2010 1:51:58 PM I use the fan headers on my motherboards instead of pulling extra cables from the PSU that hinder airflow. Then again it is all depending on the location of the fans, there is no better or worse in this case more about convenience. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPWM 4pin mobo , 3 pin fan Forum4 Pin fan (965 BE) to 3 pin Mobo ForumPWM 4pin cpu heat sink fan / 3pin cpu fan mobo ForumCan i hook a 3pin fan to a 4 cpu CPU fan header on my mobo ? ForumAdapt CPU fan 3pin with controller to 4 pin Mobo ? Forum3 Pin mobo to 4 pin cpu cooler fan Forum4 pin cpu fan pugged into a 3 pin mobo header ForumMSI mobo fan headers 4 pin is there adaptor? ForumOnly one 4-pin fan connector on mobo and two 3-pin case fans? Forum4 pin fan to 3 pin mobo ? Forum3 pin fan connector mobo 4 pin fans ForumMy 3 pin case fan conectors wont go into 4 pin on my mobo ? ForumHelp connecting 2x 3pin fans to 4pin mobo header Forum3 pin fan to 4 pin mobo connector ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forum[Solved] Best mobo w/ GPU/IGP + processor for HTPC build ForumMSI 785gm-e51 mobo - won't power on ForumMobo+cpu bought! now others!!!! ForumToshiba parts into a Sony?? ForumBuilding (mostly) new Gamer system. Need advice on CPU/mobo/RAM More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !