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Quick question on PSU, case, and mobo compatibility

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March 31, 2012 7:19:18 PM

Hi I just wanted to make sure that these three things would work together. I am building a gaming rig for my little brother but I am a little confused about how the case fans would connect.

PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The question that's really bothering me right now is how the case fans on the Antec 300 will pair up with my mobo and PSU. I read in the reviews for the case that I need four 3-pin connectors or something like that for the fans in the front but I'm not sure if the PSU has that. I am a little confused on the connection of the case and mobo fans so if someone could clear that up for me that'd be great. But ya, please check if all these are compatible and if I will be fine with connecting all the fans or if I'll need some form of adapter. Thank you
a c 110 ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 7:26:29 PM

Those go to your motherboard, if not then they are molex and go to your psu.
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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 9:53:36 PM

2 x system fan headers (3 pin for your fans)
1 x power fan header (4 pin for your CPU cooler)

This is what that board has on it. Your case should come with adapters for the other 2 fans (molex 4 pin to 3 pin fan, with passthro) you can chain them together on the end of the power wire thats powers your HDD or whatever.
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