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Windows 7: Fan Confusion With First Build

27 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Fan Confusion With First Build

Hi,

I decided to have a go and build my first mini itx computer using an Gigabyte e-350 (usb 2 version), which I'll provide the link for. I have used a new Fractal mitx case and I have loaded it with x2 1200mm (front and side), fans and x1 920mm rear fan, as this machine will be left on 24/7 pretty much.

Anyway, there doesn't seem to be any sockets for my fans that fit. In fact, there is only one 4 header pin for a system fan and one 3 header pin that the cpu fan is already using. Basically my 3 Fractal fans all have 3 pin plugs.

Is there some sort of adapter I need or is the motherboard unable to run these fans?

Also, when connecting the F-panel sockets, I had x2, 7 pin plugs, one saying AUDIO, and the other saying 98,AC (they seem to be interconnected within the same loom). I've stuck the AUDIO one in as there isn't another 7 pin audio socket on there for the 98,AC. I take it that's ok?

I've attached a picture too.

Gigabyte GA-E350N E-350D A45 FCH VGA HDMI 7.1 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com

Thanks in advance :-)



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27 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Giving the fact it is a APU board and not high end I would suggest buying fan adapters to the Power supply the board really looks plain and basic I might add but i'm not sure if you will have limitations with it because it looks like a regular board with no frills as you pointed out it only has the CPU fan and a extra fan for the board

If your looking to get better cooling that is your best bet also do you plan in pairing it with a GPU if so then you do need to add more fans

BTW should of mentioned this you can always take the board back and get a better version instead of getting adapters sorry wasn't thinking about that
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daz1761 View Post
Hi,

I decided to have a go and build my first mini itx computer using an Gigabyte e-350 (usb 2 version), which I'll provide the link for. I have used a new Fractal mitx case and I have loaded it with x2 1200mm (front and side), fans and x1 920mm rear fan, as this machine will be left on 24/7 pretty much.
Daz pal do you mean 120mm (1.4") and 92mm fans ... (1200mm is 1.2m ) ... that's twice as big as the radiator on my car
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27 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daz1761 View Post
Hi,

I decided to have a go and build my first mini itx computer using an Gigabyte e-350 (usb 2 version), which I'll provide the link for. I have used a new Fractal mitx case and I have loaded it with x2 1200mm (front and side), fans and x1 920mm rear fan, as this machine will be left on 24/7 pretty much.
Daz pal do you mean 120mm (1.4") and 92mm fans ... (1200mm is 1.2m ) ... that's twice as big as the radiator on my car
lol you're such a ham hahaha
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27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Here ya go. And it`s braided black. Needed 1 in my new case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812311001

I`m sure they don`t deliver to you, but it`s a start.
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28 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK
Daz pal do you mean 120mm (1.4") and 92mm fans ... (1200mm is 1.2m ) ... that's twice as big as the radiator on my car
Haha, sorry yes I did. It was a late night post after doing uni work all day! Oh yes they would be huge lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addRAM
Here ya go. And it`s braided black. Needed 1 in my new case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812311001

I`m sure they don`t deliver to you, but it`s a start.
Cheers for that, but I've just realised my fans are not PWM (4-pin), so I've just gone for a Molex to x4, 3 pin fan splitter, with x2 of the cables being 5v and the other x2 being 12v.

Does anyone know why I've got x2 audio 7 pin connectors coming from the F-panal? I've only got one header for audio. The one I've plugged in is a blue one called "HD AUDIO" and left the interconnecting connector called "97'AC".

Cheers
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28 Mar 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes just ignore the 97 AC and zip tie it to the main HD audio and call it a day.
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28 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Nice One
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28 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a little information.

AC'97 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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28 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Tip on that case :
I would zip tie as many of the un-used cables into a tight bundle and get them out of the air flow as much as possible. Then as was suggested the fans can run directly off a molex but without a resistor to slow them some fans of lesser quality will sound like jet aircraft taking off. I would just cut to the chase and pull the trigger on some Noctua's as they can run at a full 12 volt and stay quiet. Noctua also provides cool little links with resistors to slow them if desired. A fan controller is also nice but wiring into a tight case could prove...........fun?

Go to image gallery:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...2&lng=en&set=2
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