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Im doing my first ever rig, i dont know alot but i am slowly gathering all the information i need, im looking at getting a RAM cooler and additional fans for my rig for when its built.

simple question will these be plugged directly into the PSU or into the MB... Or am i totally off and i need a part to control all these fans' power????

Thanks guys

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Usually the MB on a 3-pin for the RAM cooler.

If you're getting loud fans, you'll need a controller to stay sane. I've been buying 120mm Antec fans with the 3-speed switch so I don't have to use a controller with all the extra wiring.
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post #3 of 6
Ram cooler's usually tend to be plugged into the Motherboard, unless of course you want to plug it into another 3-pin source.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Usually the MB on a 3-pin for the RAM cooler.

If you're getting loud fans, you'll need a controller to stay sane. I've been buying 120mm Antec fans with the 3-speed switch so I don't have to use a controller with all the extra wiring.
yeh, but if those are extra fans are they plugged into MB aswell or what ?
    
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yeh, but if those are extra fans are they plugged into MB aswell or what ?
It depends on what type of connector the fans have. Some have 3-pin, some have 4-pin PWM, and some have 4-pin Molex. Some also come with adapters so you have a choice.
Motherboard connectors are typically 3-pin, with a 4-pin PWM for the CPU fan.

3-pin:


4-pin PWM:


3-pin to 4-pin Molex adapter:
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Ahh cheers man, thats great =] cheers>>> ******* LOVE OCN!
    
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