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Windows 7: 4 fans, 3 normal headers + 1 "power fan" header. How to connect?

28 Oct 2010   #21
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You know what? I never had an aftermarket fan. Never. And, none of the boxed either from the PC or the box never broke or get noisy. Never. I won't buy anything until it happens.


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28 Oct 2010   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have had two fans go noisy on me. I've replaced them and also my push/pull fans on my H50 cooler with all Noctura's and the noise level and amount of air they run through the fins of the cooler is amazing. There are areas where IMO the extra cost has paid off. Take lots of pic's and post them of your build !
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28 Oct 2010   #23
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I also demand photos
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28 Oct 2010   #24
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

you have received all the information you need so I'm just going to say that I think whenever possible "I think" it's a good idea to not use as many of the MB fan plugs as possible, I would rather use adapters and run them off molex connectors.

Why? Well I have this notion that the less power you draw directly from your motherboard the better off the other hardware will be that requires being powered off the MB.
JMO Fabe
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28 Oct 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
you have received all the information you need so I'm just going to say that I think whenever possible "I think" it's a good idea to not use as many of the MB fan plugs as possible, I would rather use adapters and run them off molex connectors.

Why? Well I have this notion that the less power you draw directly from your motherboard the better off the other hardware will be that requires being powered off the MB.
JMO Fabe
+1 Darn good advice.
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29 Oct 2010   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
you have received all the information you need so I'm just going to say that I think whenever possible "I think" it's a good idea to not use as many of the MB fan plugs as possible, I would rather use adapters and run them off molex connectors.

Why? Well I have this notion that the less power you draw directly from your motherboard the better off the other hardware will be that requires being powered off the MB.
JMO Fabe
What I do.

Of course, I also have my fan mod...

~Lordbob
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29 Oct 2010   #27
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well I feel vindicated thanks LB75 for keeping the added voltage off the mobo.
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29 Oct 2010   #28
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Well I feel vindicated thanks LB75 for keeping the added voltage off the mobo.
Heh.

I have 3 200mm fans and 1 180mm fan in my case. I always had mine plugged right into the PSU because there is not a noise issue with them (they are dead silent).
The fan mod was a fun thing.

~Lordbob
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29 Oct 2010   #29
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
you have received all the information you need so I'm just going to say that I think whenever possible "I think" it's a good idea to not use as many of the MB fan plugs as possible, I would rather use adapters and run them off molex connectors.

Why? Well I have this notion that the less power you draw directly from your motherboard the better off the other hardware will be that requires being powered off the MB.
JMO Fabe
Took in consideration. But, now, starting today, I have no more income. My last pay will be next Wednesday. And the money I have remaining will be use to be able to live. They will be connected to the motherboard for the moment.

Btw, the build hasn't started yet. I'm waiting for my PSU, the RAM and SSD to arrive and they should on Monday. Then, I will invite my friend over to build this up~
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29 Oct 2010   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm sure it will all go swimmingly. Take pictures all along the way and the whole wire routing thing takes a ton of time but if you use your head and take your time the best routing will appear to you. I like wire ties but they are a pain to take off for a change so configure all how you like then test the computer and then cinch them down. Good chance the PSU will come with Velcro wraps that work well. If you get into a quandary then give us a post or update.
Good Luck, the Cheese
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 4 fans, 3 normal headers + 1 "power fan" header. How to connect?




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