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How to power case fans (Antec 300 Illusion, CORSAIR TX750 V2)

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January 18, 2012 9:15:47 PM

I'm in the process of building my first computer, and I'm not sure how to power the case fans.

I have the Antec 300 Illusion case, CORSAIR TX750 V2 power supply, and ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard.

The case has 4 fans, but the connectors don't seem to be compatible with the power supply. I've tried connecting them to different places on the motherboard, but I can't seem to find a combination where they all work.

The motherboard ports are labelled CHA FAN2, CHA FAN3, CPU FAN2, PWR FAN1.

Any help is appreciated
a c 1097 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 9:28:25 PM

You have two fan connectors on the board, the other two connect to the PSU using molex/peripheral to fan adapters!
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January 18, 2012 9:35:39 PM

The two on the board are the CHA FAN connectors I'm assuming?

Also could you link me to the adapter? Thanks

EDIT: The CHA FAN2 port seems to power any fan that I attach to it, but the CHA FAN3 port doesnt. Is my hardware defective?
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a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 2:15:33 AM

Hm 3 pin to molex connectors should already be included, those connectors go to your mobo.
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a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2012 1:58:06 AM

Antec 300 ( Illusion ) fans use 4 pin pass thru connectors ( Molex ) and do not come with any sort of adapter.
How are you connecting them to the motherboard ?
You can see 3 of the 4 connectors in this shot
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a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2012 3:58:07 AM

Molex connectors from psu -----> case fan molex
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a c 117 V Motherboard
January 22, 2012 2:50:45 PM

delluser1 said:
Antec 300 ( Illusion ) fans use 4 pin pass thru connectors ( Molex ) and do not come with any sort of adapter.
How are you connecting them to the motherboard ?
You can see 3 of the 4 connectors in this shot
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/contrvlr/Picture0012.png

^+1 exactly molex connectors can be daisy chained = too easy!
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