Enigma, I plugged in one of my Cooler Master fans, and I don't think the plug on the mobo is powerful enough to support any of them.
Uther, It's definitely in an awkward place. But, the CM fan has a bracket on one side of the plug, and it does fit into the plug, even though the fans are not powered.
Instead, I have (so far), plugged all of my fans directly into the power supply. Is there anything I should know/ be careful about?
Never again, pre-builts, never again. My dad was against me building my own, and now I have to put up with HP's inferior mess until I can afford to get a new mobo that kicks computer ass