I'm building my new PC and I ran into a problem. I have a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 Motherboard which has a 4 Pin CPU_FAN slot, but my Noctua NH-C14 has a 3 Pin Connector. Is there an adapter I need or something? Thanks in advance!
yes i think it may run at full speed --noctua should still be pretty quiet even at full speed -- just take a quick look when you turn it on to be sure its spinning--but i dont think you can do it wrong the pictures pretty clear
Definitely can connect three pin fan into a four pin connector.
I don't know about that motherboard, but there are a few which can do fan control on a 3 pin fan from the 4 pin connector - the 3 pin connector is so common.
Alternatively, I'm fairly sure that the Noctua comes with their voltage lowering cables - you plug one in between the fan and the connector, and the fan runs at a lower voltage and consequently lower speed.