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Windows 7: Where do wires from case connect to on my motherboard?

29 Jul 2012   #21
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

OK Well i found a wire on my PSU that the connector with the prongs can go in to, the PSU cable connector is labeled P7. So its obviously power. And the lady said that the black connect is, indeed, for the fan speed control. I am having trouble getting the 2 to connect properly though.

Say if i'm wrong and i'm not suppose to provide power to it... will it blow something? or does the motherboard or PSU have some kind of fail safe?

In the pictures, the smaller black cable is a fan connector, which i do not have anything it will connect to. Which means i need to go purchase a molex adapter, correct?

The other two cables i'm holding side by side are the ones im having problems connecting to each other.

I'm getting really frustrated. The documentation to make this easy is no where to be found. Simple cable labels would be awesome. I doubt they make cases that label their wiring, but i would most definitely buy that one in the future if it exists.




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29 Jul 2012   #22
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

and she does identify each cable.... but she never shows her actually hooking up the fan speed cabling. Or any cables for that matter.
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29 Jul 2012   #23
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

i understand where everything plugs in to my motherboard and i am very confident as far as that goes, even with the reset switch, pwer switch, LED's etc.... except these darn case cables. idk where to plug in the fan cables i guess i need molex adapters for that, and the fan speed connector simply wont attach itself to my P7 connector from the PSU. one of the pins inside the fan controller connector keeps moving inward. no matter how hard i try i can't get the two to stay together. WTH ?!
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29 Jul 2012   #24
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The cables coming from each fan should have a connector that connect to the black cables of the fan controller.. The front panel molex connector that provides power to the fan controller should plug into one of the 4 pin connectors coming out of your PSU. The fans have to have power to run, but they also have to be connected to the fan controller for it to be able to control them. Your manual should tell you how to hook it up, but most manuals are ... lacking today. But presumably, the 4 pin front panel connector shown in the video should power the fans, the 3 (I think) fan wires coming from the controller should plug directly into the wires coming from the fans. You should need no molex adapters unless you intend to bypass the controller and plug the fans directly to the PSU.
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29 Jul 2012   #25
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The cables coming from each fan should have a connector that connect to the black cables of the fan controller.. The front panel molex connector that provides power to the fan controller should plug into one of the 4 pin connectors coming out of your PSU. The fans have to have power to run, but they also have to be connected to the fan controller for it to be able to control them. Your manual should tell you how to hook it up, but most manuals are ... lacking today. But presumably, the 4 pin front panel connector shown in the video should power the fans, the 3 (I think) fan wires coming from the controller should plug directly into the wires coming from the fans. You should need no molex adapters unless you intend to bypass the controller and plug the fans directly to the PSU.
ok so i have 2 sets of those white connectors. each seem to be connected to a fan. the other end of the connector has 2 connectors, a male and a female. I hooked one end of the white connector to the second white connector, then connected power from my PSU cable. This i guess would be the daisy chain you were speaking about earlier and the fan speed changer is connected as well....

Does the picture look correct to you?


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29 Jul 2012   #26
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

It looks like i will have to get more molex adapters because there just isn't a spot for these fans to plug in to without them. The only thing i have to connect them is the white connectors you see in the picture above and thats all i got. There's definitely no connections for the anywhere else.
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29 Jul 2012   #27
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

i'm sorry if i'm being a pain but i really do appreciate it. +rep, btw
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30 Jul 2012   #28
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

This is a different case, but still same manufacturer. Maybe this will help. Nzxt, I assume, would have the same type controller on most of their cases.

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31 Jul 2012   #29
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exitPr0gram View Post
i'm sorry if i'm being a pain but i really do appreciate it. +rep, btw
If you were being a pain do you think you would be getting responses from those trying to help?

No need to worry!
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31 Jul 2012   #30
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well i took it to fry's.... Again.

I told them in a respectful tone that this is the third time i've been up there for a simple connectors to be connected as i've done 90% of the work. Was told it would be done same day, and when they gave it back nothing worked.

I spoke with a manager and requested his most senior technician knock this out for me. I also manged to get him to do the cable management which is 30 bucks, for free.

Cant say i'm complaining, wouldn't have had nice and neat cabling in my case if it hadn't of happened this way. I've also learned that i know a couple more things that the new guys up at Fry's so i'm not doing TOO bad =)

Ya'll are awesome. What would us noobs do with out ya? lol
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