Hooking Up Case fans

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

mb90078

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 27, 2002
Messages
106
I'm thinking about getting some case fans in addition to the ones already on my computer....how would I get power to them (what cords would I connect) and how hard is thius?
 
Joined
Dec 24, 2002
Messages
142
You should only need 1 or 2 case fans if you're not overclocking anything. If you are overclocking, check some overclocking web sites for diagrams regarding airflow. You'll want some fans pulling air (usually in front) and some fans pushing air (in rear). Some fans need to attach to mobo for power, others use the power connectors from the power supply. Even others take a connector from PS, and extend another connector off of it. You'll want to make sure you've got a big enough power supply to run all these fans. Check the overclocking websites, they can go into more detail.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2002
Messages
67
any fan you buy should come with a 3 pin (connects to motherboard) to 4 pin (connects to powersupply) connector, use it!

Some fans use so much power that they can blow the MoBos fan header.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top