I just recently started building myself a system. It was my first one, and i probablly chose some wrong stuff, but oh well... here is my system config:
P4 2.8GHz at 533MHz FSB w/ 512 KB cache
512MB DDR PC2700 RAM
160GB 7200RPM WD hardrive w/ 8.9ms seektime
Soyo Dragon ATX Case
P4X400 Platinum Soyo Dragon Motherboard (garbage if you ask me)
128MB AGP GeForce PNY nVidia video card
400W neon lighted Power Supply
Now the case came with the mobo and the power supply, cuz i bought it cheap (100 bucks plus s&h and taxes). And the case has no manual watsoever. It came with a manual for the motherboard, but 1. i doubt it has the info i need and 2. i'm too lazy to look it up. So I ask you for your help
This case has a clear side panel w/ a 90mm fan in it. It's one of them screwless mounts. Anyways, when it came to putting all the pieces together, all I could figure out I should do was plug one of the power supplies to the fan ending (which has two ends to it, one that fit the power supply output and one that was just weird, and I know you know better than me wat that is). Now, after I got the damn thing to work (it took me about half an hour of sweating nails in the belief that i fried something before i realized the powerswitch (up front) was not connected to the motherboard) the fan worked right, pulling the air in, and all of that.
Now the problem that arose is that it's WAY too loud. Now i dunno if it's the mount or wat, but I was wondering if it is possible to control it through the motherboard. I know it has a couple of pin connectors for "chafan1" and "chafan2" which i can only guess is the say to control/monitor them.
Now since this computer was built on a budget (from 770 bucks coming out of my pocket, 230 coming back (hopefully) in rebates, and another 110 w/ gift cards, reward zone, and shiznit like that; i should go down to $432) (by the way, tell me if it's a good deal or not plz) yeah, so I don't really wanna put in anything else unless strictly needed. (to solve this problem) (i'd probably agree to another fan, but not a control panel, one of those bay installs, as long as it's over ~$35
so if i wasn't clear enough here's the message:
i want to control the speed of the case fan so it isn't this loud. preferably through the motherboard (cuz i'm a cheapo)
Thanks you once again
hope I hear back from you guys.