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Solved: Fan power trouble

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deskale, May 6, 2010.

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  1. deskale

    deskale Thread Starter

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    So I bought two new Sunon KD1208PTB3-6 case fans to keep cool (after having ordered a new cooling unit for my GPU which is still to arrive) only to find that the power connectors on them are large 2 pin female sockets and the only power output for fans my MB (Asus M3A78-EM) has are 3 pin. Now I've gutted an old HP machine and snipped the proper connectors off the fans in that so what I'm asking is:
    Would it be easier to find someone to solder the correct connectors on to the fans (and if so, how to do that from two cables to three cables) or just buy new fans?
    Thanks...
     
  2. Megabite

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    You might be able to get an adapter but I personally would change the fans for 3 pin myself
     
  3. deskale

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah I've done so, another $15 down the drain on my student allowance haha. Anything for the games!
     
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