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Having problems finishing my new build. Fan plug-in and ssd mount.

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May 16, 2012 6:18:27 PM

Hello, so I am having troubel wrapping up my build, thanks for you help in advance.

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can't find where to plug in my rear and side fans. This case comes with a fan controller and everything pre-attached so all I have to do is connect a molex connector to my psu. There is actually one 3-pin connector left and could probably use that for my side fan, but that leaves the rear fan. The fan is a 3-pin connector and I can't find any "fan" labeled connectors that are 3-pin on my mobo. The only 3-pin connector I found is something under the cpu fan labeled "DAJP1". Do I need some kind of adapter?

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I have an SSD I want to use for OS and games. But it doesn't fit well in my Corsair 500r drives. This is probably a noob mistake, but do I need to buy a 2.5" to 3.5" drive mount or something? And can I just leave it in there for now if I tie down with something.
May 16, 2012 6:37:33 PM

Your link to the case and ssd does not work for me.

On the mobo, I see sysfan1-4 and cpu fan. They are 4 pin connectors, Presumably PWM controlled. You can put 3 pin fan headers in them without a problem. If the motherboard is smart enough, they can be voltage controlled is it detects a 3 pin fan, but if not, it should run at rated speed ayway.

The SSD requires no special mounting, but it should be sedured so that the power and signal sata connectors do not come loose.
You could duct tape the ssd someplace, or secure it to the bottom of the case with a screw through a small hole in the bottom.

May 16, 2012 6:42:23 PM

geofelt said:
Your link to the case and ssd does not work for me.

On the mobo, I see sysfan1-4 and cpu fan. They are 4 pin connectors, Presumably PWM controlled. You can put 3 pin fan headers in them without a problem. If the motherboard is smart enough, they can be voltage controlled is it detects a 3 pin fan, but if not, it should run at rated speed ayway.

The SSD requires no special mounting, but it should be sedured so that the power and signal sata connectors do not come loose.
You could duct tape the ssd someplace, or secure it to the bottom of the case with a screw through a small hole in the bottom.

link fixed.

I actually tried that just now, plugging in my 3-pin rear fan into my mobo's 4-pin and it fits perfectly. I didn't think about that before, I figured only 4-pins would go in there. This reassures my theory. Thank you!
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May 16, 2012 6:45:06 PM

123364 said:
link fixed.

I actually tried that just now, plugging in my 3-pin rear fan into my mobo's 4-pin and it fits perfectly. I didn't think about that before, I figured only 4-pins would go in there. This reassures my theory. Thank you!


ssd link is bad too.
May 16, 2012 6:52:41 PM

You can plug your case fans into the 4 pin connectors even though you only have 3 pin fans. If you want the professional look i would skip the duct tape and securely mount your SSD in a 3.5 bay. Definitely not a n00b mistake. some newer cases come with places to mount SSD's now. also some of the SSD's even come with adapters to mount in a 3.5" slot. You just drew the short straw on that one and have to buy an adapter. Or use duct tape...... q-( ^ ^ )-p

It's only $7 might as well do it right. d-( ^ ^ )-b
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


May 16, 2012 6:57:42 PM

Thanks, I'll probaly get that then.

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May 16, 2012 6:57:55 PM
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bucknutty said:
To make an ssd fit in those drive cages you need to get an adpter mount. Newegg has 2.5-3.5 inch drive adapters, or ssd mounts cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Do you, for the Carbide 500R? I'm not disputing, mind you, just genuinely curious as I'm not familiar with the case but Corsair claims "Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5" solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters".
May 16, 2012 7:02:06 PM

pdxalex said:
Do you, for the Carbide 500R? I'm not disputing, mind you, just genuinely curious as I'm not familiar with the case but Corsair claims "Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5" solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters".


Hmm...I have no idea. If anyone knows that would be great.

EDIT: Ok, I see it now. You mount the ssd with screws into the holes located at the bottom. Thanks!
May 16, 2012 7:15:19 PM

123364 said:
EDIT: Ok, I see it now. You mount the ssd with screws into the holes located at the bottom. Thanks!


Yeah, I was just looking at some of the unboxing videos on youtube and thought that might be the case. Cool. Nice case, I regret not getting that one.
May 16, 2012 7:18:08 PM

I have the 300r and each of the hdd trays has holes for 2.5" drives, it just took a bit to figure out which way the drive needed to be secured to it due to the tray design.
May 16, 2012 7:18:23 PM

pdxalex said:
Yeah, I was just looking at some of the unboxing videos on youtube and thought that might be the case. Cool. Nice case, I regret not getting that one.

You mean when they were on sale? ;) 
May 16, 2012 7:22:54 PM

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May 16, 2012 7:29:32 PM

Good catch!!
I looked at the case and did not see that it had 2.5 mounting holes in those cages .
May 17, 2012 8:33:13 PM

123364 said:
You mean when they were on sale? ;) 


:kaola: 

I was hoping I could sleep off my itch and exercise some discipline, but that's not working very well, lol. BestBuy of all places has them for $119. None locally, but ship-to-store.

White... black... white... black... *grumble*
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