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Windows 7: New Case Help

21 Oct 2010   #1
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
New Case Help

I'm thinking about buying a Lanboy Air case. Problem is, my board has only 2 sys_fan headers and 1 pwr_fan header. I want to add 2 fans to the top meaning I'd have 2 front, 1 rear, 2 side and 2 top fans. Is this possible with my board? Any advice would be much appreciated.


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21 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You can look for fans that have molex connectors, or have a 3/4 pin molex adapter.
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21 Oct 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Low RPM fans can be run off of 4pin molex as Liquid Snak states.

I'm running the three 230mm off Molex. They run about 600rpm all the time.

You can usually run two 3 pins up to 120mm off one 3 pin mobo plug up to 1500rpm. RPM's over that make the amp draw to high.

Next thing is a fan controller. Usually handles 3-5 fans at once.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...oller%20Panels
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21 Oct 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Good idea but with my current case, the front and rear fans are connected (ie: use the same header) This is great. I can't seem to find if the lanboy is similar. Like do the 2 side fans use the same header. If not, I'd need to buy a few adapters to run them all.

Re: fan controller...would this work? http://www.zalman.co.kr/Eng/product/...ad.asp?idx=341 I've had my eye on it for a while.
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21 Oct 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Zalman has a great line of products. It should work just fine for the extra fans that you want to control on your own.
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21 Oct 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That gives you 3- 3pin and a PWM.

It has a Molex plug which will be the power into the unit.

Zalman makes good stuff. Though I can't say yes or no on this product. Never used it.

Looks top of the line.

Newegg doesn't list it so no customer reviews there.

Google it and check reviews by users and pros as you would do any product.

Check several for comparison reviews.
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21 Oct 2010   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I just watched a youtube clip on it and I'm sold! Problem solved. Thanks guys
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21 Oct 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

NP. Enjoy I was tempted to buy that case myself.
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21 Oct 2010   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The case is different I guess I'll go with a like!


Just beware the warnings and hook up the CVS properly.
No BRICKED mobo's allowed!

There is a manual to download. You can read it ahead of time.

Plugging in the CVS Cable of the CVS into the motherboard’s USB port may damage the motherboard and CVS.

If the current to be measured exceeds 10A (RMS), use a cable or conductor that allows current greater than the current to be measured to flow through it, and always connect protective grounding prior to use of this instrument.
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22 Oct 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Got a new problem. The fans on the case have molex connectors and I can't find the right adapter to connect them to the fan controller. I'd rather not have all the fans running off the psu if possible. Any suggestions?

http://www.tweaktown.com/popImg.php?...51_14_full.jpg

Also, any idea what those other 2 cables are?

UPDATE: would this work?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13586
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