We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Dismiss
  1. #1

    Exclamation Help! (with case) ASAP!! :(

    So for X-mas i got my first DIY desktop...and i've put most parts in the case, (been watching newegg video) now i'm trying to wire everything....but there's no cables that say "fan" etc, i have 2 cables with nothing written on, with white headers connected to fans, but there's no place on Mboard to connect 'em.

    also got a Corsair H80 and it have tiny 3hole ones, where Mboard has 4prong slots for fans.

    Case; Coolermaster Storm Enforcer.
    Mboard; Asus P8Z77-v pro.



    missed anything? i'll post it up soon...gotta logout and make it look like i'm still doing something ;p

  2. #2
    If you are out of fan connectors on the MB, how many fans are you running?

    Most good cases have a fan controller for all your fans taking away the need for plugging them into the MB at all. Sadly I couldn't find any info on your particular case regarding this and I have never built in this case either, leaving me blank as to wheter you have a fan controller or not. Fact of the matter is though, if you don't have a fan controller and you are running out of fan connectors on the MB, a fan controller is on your to-buy list. Having cables everywhere in a build isn't pretty and it gathers heaps of dust everywhere. If you worry about noise levels, buy silent, good quality case fans from Noctua or similar.

    If I were you I would try looking for a built in fan controller in need of a molex to get power. This should save your day.

    In regards to the H80, if anything is unclear you should have a look at some videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWWFjsJONYc - This video will take you through the basics of installing Corsair Hydro coolers.

  3. #3
    Hey, sorry for the rather short responses but i'm typing on my phone while "in the bathroom" so gotta be fairly quick...and my phone connection is slow

    I think i may have caused some confusion, but i've plugged 0 fans in, as i can't find any of the 4pin connectors from the case, that plug into the MoBo, i've got a 200mm on the front with 2molex(?) connectors on it, and a 120mm at the back near CPU with the same connections.

    I watched that video a few days, and that looks fairly easy (was looking wrong place for that connection) lol.

    Sorry if it's still vague

  4. #4
    Mate... I've read your posts twice and i'm still confused as to what you're asking :P
    Buut... as far as I know, with the H80 you plug your 2 fans (with 3 pin headers) into the CPU water block/pump thing, then you plug the pump's 4pin into the Mboards 4pin header - usually located above your cpu socket - wihtin an inch or so, and then you plug the waterblock's 3pin into the 3pin header - which should be right beside your 4 pin header.

    if your ungodly massive 200mm fan has molex connectors - plug that into a molex connecter from your PSU.
    Molex --> the archaic big 4 pins that are about the size of a match stick, and the head is about 1inch wide.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Noctua View Post
    Mate... I've read your posts twice and i'm still confused as to what you're asking :P
    Buut... as far as I know, with the H80 you plug your 2 fans (with 3 pin headers) into the CPU water block/pump thing, then you plug the pump's 4pin into the Mboards 4pin header - usually located above your cpu socket - wihtin an inch or so, and then you plug the waterblock's 3pin into the 3pin header - which should be right beside your 4 pin header.

    if your ungodly massive 200mm fan has molex connectors - plug that into a molex connecter from your PSU.
    Molex --> the archaic big 4 pins that are about the size of a match stick, and the head is about 1inch wide.
    Sorry for confusing you...i'm not great at typed explainations

    Thanks for the reply, it has made things a bit clearer now, i reckon i can start moving ahead again!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •