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Case fans. Does it matter where each is plugged?

Last response: in Components
June 22, 2011 8:45:56 PM

Building a PC. Dragon Rider case and it has 4 fans. Can I just hook them up to the nearest fan plug on my MOBO? Or do they have to goto certain ones? My cases manual isn't very informative.

June 22, 2011 11:28:12 PM

Doesnt really matter but you should connect it to the closest fan plug on your mobo. If you ever go into the mobo BIOS, you will notice that fans are usually labelled somehow to help distinguish them. This helps you determine which fan the BIOS is talking about and whether it is functioning normally.
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June 23, 2011 3:00:03 AM

No, it shouldn't matter where they get plugged in. I think the mobo should throttle them all simultaneously, as it wouldn't really make sense to, for instance, speed up the front but not the back fans.
All that matters is that you save the CPU fan plug for the actual heatsink fan :p