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Where do I plug in my fans that cane with my case?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I’m case swapping my pc and I’m also somewhat new to PCs. Where do I plug this cable in at? I have 3 of them, they connect to my fans.

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into the headers on the motherboard for the fans. your mobo manual will tell you where the headers are, and what they are for, ie cpu fan, water pump, case fans, ect. the mobo itself should be labeled next to the headers as well. these will plug into the 4 pin headers just fine.

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3 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

into the headers on the motherboard for the fans. your mobo manual will tell you where the headers are, and what they are for, ie cpu fan, water pump, case fans, ect. the mobo itself should be labeled next to the headers as well. these will plug into the 4 pin headers just fine.

It was a prebuilt so i don’t have my mother board manual is. All I know it that my mother board is MATX and is ASrock branded.

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Just now, E3weee said:

It was a prebuilt so i don’t have my mother board manual is. All I know it that my mother board is MATX and is ASrock branded.

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1 minute ago, E3weee said:

the mobo itself should be labeled next to the headers as well. these will plug into the 4 pin headers just fine.

 

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2 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

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The are three of the cables that I put in the picture, what about the other two?

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3 minutes ago, E3weee said:
7 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

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The are three of the cables that I put in the picture, what about the other two?

your motherboard will probably have multiple, the picture is just an example of what you need to look for. if your mobo only has 1 or 2, rather than 3, you will need to either use a hub or adapter, or just pick which fans to use, and which not to use.

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Fan headers, as pictured above.

Make sure you plug the CPU cooler fan into the one marked CPU FAN.

Everything should be marked on the motherboard.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I’m very confused about this.. my old case has these plugs in the image below but my new case doesn’t have these plugs. Btw my new case is the ICUE 220T Corsair case.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Fan headers, as pictured above.

Make sure you plug the CPU cooler fan into the one marked CPU FAN.

Everything should be marked on the motherboard.

Yeah I did that but now I’m trying to plug into the fans that are on my case, there’s three of them and they all have the same plugs.

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That's a molex connector, is that for the fans? If so, they are used to connect the fans directly to the power supply. The newer case likely has fans that use either a 3 pin or 4 pin fan header, these plug into the motherboard.

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Yep molex connector, becoming less prevalent in the consumer space (they were crap anyway)


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Just now, Cyracus said:

Yep molex connector, becoming less prevalent in the consumer space (they were crap anyway)

So where do I plug these three cables in?image.thumb.jpg.c0ecc3a7230fe27ea4de88253510d7a5.jpg

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13 minutes ago, E3weee said:

Yeah I did that but now I’m trying to plug into the fans that are on my case, there’s three of them and they all have the same plugs.

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Right. So you plug it in there.

You might not have 3 available. OEM motherboards aren't great.


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plug into 4-pin fan headers on the mobo, check mobo manual for location


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Right. So you plug it in there.

You might not have 3 available. OEM motherboards aren't great.

I only have 1 I think. What do I do now?

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4 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

plug into 4-pin fan headers on the mobo, check mobo manual for location

It is a prebuilt I don’t have a manual.

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Just now, E3weee said:

I only have 1 I think. What do I do now?

Buy a fan hub, fan splitter, or plug in one fan.


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Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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17 minutes ago, E3weee said:

So where do I plug these three cables in?image.thumb.jpg.c0ecc3a7230fe27ea4de88253510d7a5.jpg

Plug into your motherboard.  Just look for whatever might fit.  Unless your motherboard has some special color scheme, usually the socket is white and fits only 1 way.  Otherwise you have to buy a molex to 3 pin converter which shouldn't be more than a couple bucks.

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5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Buy a fan hub, fan splitter, or plug in one fan.

Does it matter how many pins they have? The piece in the motherboard has 4 pins but the cord for the fan only has 3.

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2 minutes ago, E3weee said:

Does it matter how many pins they have? The piece in the motherboard has 4 pins but the cord for the fan only has 3.

It only fits on one way. It'll still plug in.


Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Heres another pic

 

This is my motherboard.  The red circled area is where the fan power plugs in.  In some cases only 3 pins will be used.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, xentropa said:

Heres another pic

 

This is my motherboard.  The red circled area is where the fan power plugs in.  In some cases only 3 pins will be used.

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Yeah I figured it out! Thanks for the help.

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5 hours ago, E3weee said:

Does it matter how many pins they have? The piece in the motherboard has 4 pins but the cord for the fan only has 3.

Just don't mix them. Number of pins matters only when controlling fans.

 

E: Merged threads. Please don't post multiple times about same thing. To molex question. If fan has both 3pin and molex, only use one of them. Using both can cause issues.

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