If I wanted to install a 200mm Coolermaster fan onto the side of my case pointed directly at my 2 video cards would I plug that directly into the power supply? My power supply is an 850w TR2 Rx from Thermaltake.
The fan's connection I believe is a 3 pin connector which goes to the motherboard fan header. If you don't have any headers remaining feel free to buy this :
^ Oh yes, if you do connect to the power supply you wont be able to control the speeds. The 3 pin to the motherboard will allow you to change speeds. Either way that's a pretty silent fan (19dba) so I would not worry about noise level unless you are trying to sleep at night and you are sensitive to noise.
Noise is never an issue. I wouldn't care if it sounded like a leaf blower, I'm just upset because I bought this PC less than a year ago and one of my fans needs to be push started. I also never use SLI because the main card gets to 90c+ and the other stays around 85c :|
What if I get some kind of fan controlling device and then hook that up to the power supply?
I don't think I know of any fan controllers that connect to the power supply. Perhaps someone else knows. Anyways you don't have any fan headers on the motherboard?
I think I do actually.. lol I never looked this hard before but you seem so certain
Sys Fan 1 is four pronged and Sys Fan 2 is three pronged but they are hidden under my second video card. So your saying those would suffice for plugging fans into? Also I have 4 case fans already, do you happen to know if its just 560tis that get hot or if I have poor cooling?
Yep both will work, I have plugged in a 3 pin fan into a 4 pin header and it works just fine but at full speed. If its SLI 560ti's then its normal for them to get hot. If it's just one try getting a PCI Slot fan under or above the cooler.
thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it lots I'm going to order some fans off amazon now and hopefully fix this situation. If not I'm sure I'll be back here asking questions again lol