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Old 01-04-2009, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my motherboard Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
only has two 3 pin fan connectors and I want to hook up more fans. Do they sell some sort of 3 pin fan connectors that you can attach to you motherboard? Because I need someway to hook up the rest of my fans.
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you can use something like this.
Newegg.com - APEVIA Power 4 PIN Adapter TO 3 PIN Fan Adapter Model CVT43 - Cables

Or if you have a ton of fans you can get a fan controller.
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That would not work because I only have 1 4 pin connector on the motherboard which is also taken by a fan.
A fan controller might. All you do is hook the fans up to the controller?
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You do not have any 4 pin connectors on your psu?
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Yeah I do, but don't you need to plug one of them into the motherboard also?
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Yes you do but your psu should have plenty of unused 4 min molex connectors.
Here is a nice fan controller.
Newegg.com - ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller - Controller Panels
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Thanks, but if I get a fan controller do I just plug the fans into it and not the motherboard?
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Yes. but how many fans do you have? You can plug 2 into your motherboard how many are left without power? If you have like 5 to 6 total fans a fan controller would be nice. If you have less plug 2 into the mb and get adapters for the other 2 or 1 to connect to your psu.
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So I have 2 plugged into the motherboard by the 3 pin connector. One plugged into the motherboard by the 4 pin connect and I need to plug in 3 more. So I will get a fan controller like you said.
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why do you want to plug it in to your mobo? just use a fan controller and dont plug any in to the mobo. that way it makes it a lot simpler.
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