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    120mm Case fans!!!

    hey guys,

    i recently purchased the CM Cosmos an just wanna know somethin about the case fans.

    i've got the case fans connected to my PSU, but really i wanted to connect it to the motherboard ASUS P5K-E mobo but i cant becuase the case fans have 4pin molex connecters.

    i was wondering if i purchase the 4pin to 3pin adapters, and connect them on to the motherbaord, will these fans damage the mobo in any way?.

    i think there likes 3 chasis fan connecters on the mobo itself.

    many thanks guys.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

    Short answer, no. Long answer, nope.
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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

    I don't know of any 3 pin fan header (the connections on the motherboard) to molex connectors

    They only come the otherway around afaik, ie a molex through plug with a 3 pin header branching off.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

    oh cool thanks guys!!!

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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I don't know of any 3 pin fan header (the connections on the motherboard) to molex connectors

    They only come the otherway around afaik, ie a molex through plug with a 3 pin header branching off.
    you can get them, my fan controller has 3 pin sockets like on the motherboard, it came with adapter cables so you can use molex fans with it.

    like this

    Akasa AK-CB423-ADPT 4 - 3pin adapter cable

    I'm aware its OCUK, but i checked several sites none have it :\

    Also the coolermaster fans are low power so they will be fine connected to the motherboard

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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

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    Re: 120mm Case fans!!!

    thanks mate i shall order two of these.

    now hopefully my case will get more quiet.

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