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March 2, 2012 3:14:46 PM

I just bought a bitfenix Shinobi and have realised than the 2 fans it comes with are 3 pin fans and my motherboard only has one 3 pin fan socket. I need to connect 4 fans which don't have any molex connectors on them, just 3 pin connectors, but as I said earlier my motherboard only has one 3 pin fan connector. Do I need to buy a fan controller and if so what is the cheapest one I could get in the UK.
Thanks.

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a b ) Power supply
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March 2, 2012 3:29:02 PM

yep should work fine

but any fans connected to it will run at full speed so may get a bit loud

better bet would be a fan controller--but cost more

just got a really good one

and can always be re-used if you upgrade your pc

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-sentry-mix-led-illu...
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March 2, 2012 4:02:57 PM

Noise really doen't bother me so I guess I'll go with the cheap one, and also ^^^ wtf is this.
a c 254 ) Power supply
a c 194 V Motherboard
March 2, 2012 4:23:50 PM

Blorp Kola said:
Noise really doen't bother me so I guess I'll go with the cheap one, and also ^^^ wtf is this.



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March 2, 2012 4:39:07 PM

anort3 said:
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March 2, 2012 4:58:32 PM

Depending on the size and RPM of the fans being used you may not mind running them at full speed. For example I run my 200mm cm megaflow fans at full speed because they're low noise at 700rpm. But on the other hand I run my 120mm enermax fan with PWM control because it would be screaming at 1500 RPM.


So in your situation you can do a couple different things. First find out if you want to run the fans at full speed. Then you can decide between 3 pin to molex adapters for the fans, fan power port (like the one you linked), or an actual fan controller like this - http://www.amazon.com/Sentry-Mesh-Controller-Watts-Chan...

March 2, 2012 5:10:01 PM

I just quick googled your case and read this under the features,

"up to seven 120mm or two140mm fans can be installed to ensure that all hardware stays as cool as the blood running through an assassin's veins."

Made me laugh =)
March 2, 2012 6:56:45 PM



DelroyMonjo said:
In a review I read: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/BitFenix-Shinobi...
it says the case comes with 2 fans. Even if they are 4 pin molex, they are rated @18dB 1,000RPM. 18 dB isn't bad for a case fan. If you want quiet, buy some Scythes.


Did you read the OP? =)

Blorp Kola said:
I need to connect 4 fans which don't have any molex connectors on them, just 3 pin connectors, but as I said earlier my motherboard only has one 3 pin fan connector.


March 2, 2012 9:29:33 PM

I think I'mm gonna buy a cheap fan controller. Thanks for your help guys. =)
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