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How to use fan controllers on a Rosewill Stealth?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This may be a noob question, but it has stumped me so I'm hoping you all can help me figure it out.

 

A few years ago I bought a Rosewill Stealth ATX Mid Tower as part of my first real build. It, among other things, features 2 "fan controllers" at the top. They are these sliders with high, medium, and low.  They appear to connect to the rest of the fans via both molex connectors and 3 pins.  I really wasn't sure how to integrate them into my network of fans when I first did my build, so I just left them disconnected and power my fans directly from either the motherboard or the power supply.  They very quietly and my temps remained low.

 

Fast forward to today, where I have now bought 2 Rosewill 120mm RFA case fans (red of course). My main goal was to increase airflow and add more Red LEDs.  So I connected (using the included 3pin to molex adapters) them to the same chain that was powering the front 2 fans.  Everything powered on well, but my new fans are spinning really fast, so they are noticeably loud (not launch day ps4 loud, but, oh my computer actually makes sound loud).  Therefore, I want to set them up with the fan controllers, and lower the speed, since right now I really don't need them blowing exhaust 3 small freedom units above the case.
 

Please let me know if anyone has any experience with these fans, this case, or similarly designed fan controllers in general, and if you all have any suggestions.  Thanks!

 

UPDATE:

 

Success!

 

I switched up my internal wiring so that the molex connectors from the PSU now feed the controllers, and the 3pin connectors (2 for each controller) go to my sets of fans.  Now, I can separately control the speeds of my top fans and my front fans. The others are connected directly to the motherboard.

 

Thanks for the help!

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Sounds like the fan controllers are connected to molex power to power the fans through a 3 pin connector


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1 minute ago, pelark said:

Sounds like the fan controllers are connected to molex power to power the fans through a 3 pin connector

What I'm saying is that the controller takes power directly from the PSU through molex, so you have to connect a molex cable from the PSU to the controller, and then connect the fans to the three pin sockets on the controller...

Sorry for the wording :P 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, pelark said:

What I'm saying is that the controller takes power directly from the PSU through molex, so you have to connect a molex cable from the PSU to the controller, and then connect the fans to the three pin sockets on the controller...

Sorry for the wording :P 

Ah! This makes so much sense; kinda mad at myself for not thinking of it sooner.  I'll try it out and let you all know how it goes; thanks!

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