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Windows 7: New Case Help

22 Oct 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Fan Molex To 3 Pin (4 Pin To 3 Pin Mb) - Cableorganizer.com

By those other two cables do you mean the wires that end in the little black box? Those are potentiometers, IIRC and you can use a jeweler's screwdriver to adjust your fan RPM manually.


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22 Oct 2010   #12
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

YES! That's it. Did you see my update? That should work (?)

EDIT: Yeah, those wires. OK. I think the adapter you linked me to is what I want actually. I'll just need to buy a few. Thanks heaps

EDIT (2): With those adapters, will I lose the ability to monitor/control speed. Won't the fans run at full speed only?
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22 Oct 2010   #13
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry to be a party pooper but the leads from PCCG won't work.
You need the leads that LiquidSnak linked to.
I have an Antec 900 and I just Piggy backed the molex plugs from the fans and connected them to one lead of the power supply.
The fans have a three stage switch which controls the speed of the fans and can be set separately to the speed you need.
I got a bit fancy and cut the controllers off the end of the leads and ran them to switches that I mounted in a spare bay and now i can controll them without opening the case.
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22 Oct 2010   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm trying to avoid using the psu and connect all fans to a fan controller (the Zalman I linked to previously)
The adapter LS linked me too will work but won't I lose the ability to monitor/adjust speed? (if it comes to that then so be it I guess. I can piggy back the 2 rear fans and run the other end to the controller yeah?). Looking at the a pic of all the front connectors, I can't see the plug for the 2 front fans... Enlarged Image :: TweakTown

Maybe getting this case is a bad idea
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22 Oct 2010   #15
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Those fans you linked to are the Antec Tri-power that comes with the Antec90 and cannot be speed monitored because they have a three speed controller conected to each one,have a look at the pic and you will see the lead with the little controller box on it. you can only have them running at one of the three speeds that they are set to.
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22 Oct 2010   #16
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Yeah thanks. I get that. What I don't know tho is how the front 2 fans connect. I don't see it in the pic (unless that's it under the power_sw connector and both fans run off 1 connection)

EDIT: I found the connectors on other pic. They also use molex so I ordered a couple of molex to 3 pin female adapters. I'm pretty sure I finally know what's going on and what I need to do. Thanks guys.
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22 Oct 2010   #17
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The best thing to do is replace the fans with decent ones that do not sound like a jet engine and you can connect a controller to.
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22 Oct 2010   #18
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You can still use a fan speed controller, but you will need to set the three speed built in ones to the highest setting. All a fan controller is is pots and a display. You might have an inaccurate RPM readout, however, if you use those fans.

I just bought some Xigmatek fans, and they are nice and big, quiet, and look pretty smokin, if it comes to replacement fans.
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22 Oct 2010   #19
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Since I've ordered everything, I'll see how it goes. If it's not what I want/too noisy etc, then Yeah, I'll replace the fans.
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23 Oct 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Noctura's ugly but oh so quiet and they push and pull like few others ! Quiet means they can always run wide open and then no settings needed!
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