How to add this fan from my PC case to my motherboard?

Hello,

I have recently brought a new case, not the best but a better looking and durable case.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Mars-Tower-Gaming-Display/dp/B004UET8GO

I am trying to connect the front fan, i have done the one on the side and the LCD panel, just can't get the one by the mesh.

My motherboard is;

Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3

Can you help connect the front fan (120mm) to the motherboard?

Thanks
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  1. Keemann said:
    Hello,

    I have recently brought a new case, not the best but a better looking and durable case.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Mars-Tower-Gaming-Display/dp/B004UET8GO

    I am trying to connect the front fan, i have done the one on the side and the LCD panel, just can't get the one by the mesh.

    My motherboard is;

    Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3

    Can you help connect the front fan (120mm) to the motherboard?

    Thanks


    Do you have 3 pin fan headers on the motherboard? They should be plugged in there.
  2. Your motherboard only has 2 fan headers and one is used by the CPU cooler. So I'm assuming that your already using the 2nd fan header for the side panel fan. So to use the front fan you will have to plug it into a molex connector on your PSU. If the fan in question is a 3pin fan you will need to get a 3pin fan splitter or a 3pin to MOLEX adapter

    Splitter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200455

    MOLEX Adapter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196462
    heres a 3 pack for the same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201036

    Then theres something like this that does it all:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119248

    If your case only has one fan on the front and one fan on the side that is going to be a problem anyway. You need a rear exhaust fan to get the hot air out of the case. So look into grabbing another fan to help with cooling.
  3. Read the Customer Review from 1 Jun 2012, Laszlo.
  4. stickg1 said:
    Your motherboard only has 2 fan headers and one is used by the CPU cooler. So I'm assuming that your already using the 2nd fan header for the side panel fan. So to use the front fan you will have to plug it into a molex connector on your PSU. If the fan in question is a 3pin fan you will need to get a 3pin fan splitter or a 3pin to MOLEX adapter

    Splitter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200455

    MOLEX Adapter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196462
    heres a 3 pack for the same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201036

    Then theres something like this that does it all:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119248

    If your case only has one fan on the front and one fan on the side that is going to be a problem anyway. You need a rear exhaust fan to get the hot air out of the case. So look into grabbing another fan to help with cooling.



    Agreed that's what i did i bought a 3pin y connector it cost me a fiver but i wanted it there and then it will do the job and you will have all your fan's running good luck and have fun. :bounce:
  5. stickg1 said:
    Your motherboard only has 2 fan headers and one is used by the CPU cooler. So I'm assuming that your already using the 2nd fan header for the side panel fan. So to use the front fan you will have to plug it into a molex connector on your PSU. If the fan in question is a 3pin fan you will need to get a 3pin fan splitter or a 3pin to MOLEX adapter

    Splitter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200455

    MOLEX Adapter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196462
    heres a 3 pack for the same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201036

    Then theres something like this that does it all:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119248

    If your case only has one fan on the front and one fan on the side that is going to be a problem anyway. You need a rear exhaust fan to get the hot air out of the case. So look into grabbing another fan to help with cooling.


    I have one by the PSU (underneath), 1 on the side panel and 1 at the front. The front fan has 2 x 3pin. Will i have to get two of the 3pin splitter?

    Thanks for the help! :)
  6. Keemann said:
    I have one by the PSU (underneath), 1 on the side panel and 1 at the front. The front fan has 2 x 3pin. Will i have to get two of the 3pin splitter?

    Thanks for the help! :)

    Hi i would not recomend using a splitter on your cpu header as this can cause problems just use one on for any available mobo headers and get a molex to three pin adapter for the rest of the fan's in your set up.
  7. Keemann said:
    I have one by the PSU (underneath), 1 on the side panel and 1 at the front. The front fan has 2 x 3pin. Will i have to get two of the 3pin splitter?

    Thanks for the help! :)


    You can use one splitter on a fan header.

    You can buy 4 pin splitters for things like push pull heatsinks, Noctua gives you them in the box.

    Dont add a splitter, to a splitter though.
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