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Alright need some major help here fella's. Im currently attempting to put together my new rig. I'm working with a CM hyper 212+ which has a 4 pin female PWM stock fan wire. The Zalman Fan controller has a C3 cable with a 3 pin female wire, 4 pin female wire (Im assuming to MOBO) and a 3 pin male wire(To the fan controller). So I need to figure out if there is such thing as one of these C3 cables with 1, 4 pin male end or not?


Also do they sale any kind of wire in order to run 2 120mm fans on the Hyper 212+ using only one 4 wire PWM on the MOBO? If so not whats the best way to go about this?

I also have a single 4pin female to 4 pin male cable that Im not sure what is for, if the C3 cable mentioned above is for the cpu, I wouldnt think there would be any other 4 pin fans in the mix?

The fan controller btw is a Zalman MFC 2 ZM-MFC2

EDIT: Link to instruction manual if anyone wants to take a look and let me know what they think. http://www.quietpc.com/files/instruc...an/ZM-MFC2.pdf

Edit2: After looking at some youtube reviews. It seems like the C3 cable can be used as a single fan wire or a 3 pin cpu fan controller with an extra 4 pin connection for the mobo. The 4 pin female/male cable is for a 4 pin cpu fan straight to the fan controller. As zap said though why would you ever want to go from the cpu fan straight to the controller without any interaction with the mobo?

Hope I explained this well enough. Im pretty confused myself right now as it is. Thanks for any help.
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Do not connect anything to the motherboard. Connect your two fans in parallel by snipping the wires and soldering them together. If you want you can buy a splitter. You can connect them to either the 3 or 4 pin on the fan controller, though I'd assume it wouldn't make a difference if it controls by voltage regulation. I don't know what that guy is trying to say but the motherboard and fan controller function completely independently of one another.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Do not connect anything to the motherboard. Connect your two fans in parallel by snipping the wires and soldering them together. If you want you can buy a splitter. You can connect them to either the 3 or 4 pin on the fan controller, though I'd assume it wouldn't make a difference if it controls by voltage regulation. I don't know what that guy is trying to say but the motherboard and fan controller function completely independently of one another.
Well if you can take a look at the instructions there, they also indicate that the CPU fan should should be connected to this C3 Cable, which in turns runs to the 4 pin PWM mobo, and the 3 pin slot on the fan controller. The problem is my CPU fan is currently a 4 pin connection the C3 cable only allows a 3 pin CPU fan though.


On top of this I also have this extra 4 pin female to male cable that Im not sure what it is used for. Should this go directly from the PWM on my MOBO to my Fan controller or something to that effect?
Edited by m33pm33p - 11/1/11 at 6:45am
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