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Can I use these fans with my motherboard?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm gonna be using the x470 gaming plus max and was about to order some uphere fans 5v pvm argb https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HP21B6X/ref=crt_ewc_title_huc_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A16G2RYKO3IO8J but I'm not sure if I can use them with this motherboard. It says compatible with msi on the photos but I can't see the header with 3 pins that it seems to use. Could anyone please let me know if my motherboard has that 3pin header or if the fans can use a 4 pin header? :) my first build btw

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4 pin headers are fine with 3 pin fans


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

4 pin headers are fine with 3 pin fans

I think theyre 12v headers but the fans are 5v though :/

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10 minutes ago, Joealex24 said:

I think theyre 12v headers but the fans are 5v though :/

that setup comes with a controller, you plug the rgb part into the header for that on your mb (but only certain configurations will work.   There is also power for the controller and then the fans themselves run off of the controller

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3 minutes ago, TylerDurden! said:

that setup comes with a controller, you plug the rgb part into the header for that on your mb (but only certain configurations will work.   There is also power for the controller and then the fans themselves run off of the controller

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I don't think the motherboard has the 3 pin 5v header so I'm not sure how much you can really do with mystic light sync then :(

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Just now, Joealex24 said:

I don't think the motherboard has the 3 pin 5v header so I'm not sure how much you can really do with mystic light sync then :(

Yup that motherboard does not. I know 2 people who had the non max version and 1 ended up swapping boards because it didn't have 5V 3pin ARGB. Solid board otherwise. The MAX version just has a newer bios iirc.

 

Also just took a look at product photos and they don't seem to be there.
 

That being said the fans you have linked seem to come with an ARGB controller which is controlled by buttons on it and likely powered by SATA or maybe Molex from your psu.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, berberries said:

Yup that motherboard does not. I know 2 people who had the non max version and 1 ended up swapping boards because it didn't have 5V 3pin ARGB. Solid board otherwise. The MAX version just has a newer bios iirc.

 

Also just took a look at product photos and they don't seem to be there.
 

That being said the fans you have linked seem to come with an ARGB controller which is controlled by buttons on it and likely powered by SATA or maybe Molex from your psu.

thanks for the reply. are you saying that the rgb would work? I think there is a power cable and rgb cable that come from the controller so what would the rgb cable go into?

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Just now, Joealex24 said:

thanks for the reply. are you saying that the rgb would work? I think there is a power cable and rgb cable that come from the controller so what would the rgb cable go into?

The RGB cable goes nowhere. There should be simple buttons on the controller for you to switch between colors and modes.


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1 minute ago, Joealex24 said:

thanks for the reply. are you saying that the rgb would work? I think there is a power cable and rgb cable that come from the controller so what would the rgb cable go into?

I guess if I want to get rgb fans I need to get non addressable rgb. Can you still use mystic light software to control the lights with 4 pin rgb?

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2 minutes ago, berberries said:

The RGB cable goes nowhere. There should be simple buttons on the controller for you to switch between colors and modes.

thanks :) i guess it would be better value to get non addressable ones though as I assume it costs more to get argb

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6 minutes ago, Joealex24 said:

 

I guess if I want to get rgb fans I need to get non addressable rgb. Can you still use mystic light software to control the lights with 4 pin rgb?

Yes you can. Just no rainbow unicorn vomit.

 

4 minutes ago, Joealex24 said:

thanks :) i guess it would be better value to get non addressable ones though as I assume it costs more to get argb

12v non-addressable is definitely cheaper. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, berberries said:

Yes you can. Just no rainbow unicorn vomit.

 

12v non-addressable is definitely cheaper. 

Ok thanks a lot for the help :) 

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7 hours ago, berberries said:

Yes you can. Just no rainbow unicorn vomit.

 

12v non-addressable is definitely cheaper. 

Could you let me know of any 120mm fans that use the 4-pin 12v rgb header I'm struggling to find any. (preferably not too expensive :))

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