Fan Hookup Questions
Confused on the hookup of fans, trying to figure out what adapters I need. According to the motherboard I plan on getting there are four areas for fan connectors.
1) CPU_FAN (4-pin)
2) SYS_Fan (4-pin)
3) PWR_Fan (3-pin)
4) NB_Fan (3-pin)
Basically I want to connect three fans, 1 cpu and 2 case, but from what I hear this motherboard only supports one case fan/1 cpu fan.
A) First a question about 3 and 4 pin connectors:
According to the manual, "The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12v power voltage via 3pin/4pin (only for cpu/sys_fan) power connector and possesses a foolproof connection design". The connector is 4 pin on the motherboard, so it will be ok to use a 3 pin fan connector?
2- +12v/Speed Control
4- Speed Control
B) The NB 3-pin (assuming it means northbridge) has no fan on the motherboard. Could this be used to power another case fan?
Assuming the 3-pin cable works on the 4 pin layout, I assume all I will need is a 3-pin y cable adapter for the 2 system fans.