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so I'm kinda new to setting up this water cooling system. I have my radiator attached to the top of my case followed by two fans onto the radiator.. Next i have the cpu mount on top of the cpu and all the fans from the radiator and the back fan plugged into the cpu mount. Lastly my question is i have the 4pin connect plugged into my psu, and theres a 3pin connector that i currently plugged into pwr fan on my mother board. is this setup correct? if not please correct me and tell me how it should be done, because when i press the button on the cpumount i dont hear any difference.
post #2 of 17
All you have to do is plug in the molex connector. Then, you plug in the fan connectors into the block.
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what about the 3pin fan connect that comes from the block and is slightly attached to the molex?
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I dont think the back fan will change correctly. The fan plugs usually only work for the stock fans really. But yes, plug the fans for the radiator to the cpu mount fan ports then the molex ( the big 4 pin plug) to the psu and the little plug with 1 wire to the cpu fan header on the motherboard
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You don't use the 3pin. Just connect the molex. If you connect the 3pin to the motherboard, the fan controller built on the h100 doesn't work.
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post #6 of 17
I have mine pluged in and the fan controller works fine. Yours doesn't? The little 3 pin is to see the pumps RPM's
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post #7 of 17
It does, but if you connect it to the CPU fan header, the CPU monitor will take over and the controller will be useless.
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post #8 of 17
Dont know. I have had a MSI and ASUS motherboard and they both dont do that. That sounds weird. The little wire only shows rpm. There isnt supposed to be any power running thru it.
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post #9 of 17
The molex supplies power to the fan hub and the pump. The three pin fan plug goes into the CPU fan header to allow the board to regulate the fans and pump.

Both need to be plugged in to allow the pump and fans to work properly.

If you want your fans to be controlled by a fan controller, just bypass the fan hub on the pump header but the molex and 3 pin plug still need to to plugged in. Some mobos get all bent out of shape if no plug is inserted into the CPU fan header.
Edited by Sethy666 - 9/16/12 at 3:47pm
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As long as it works correctly, you're fine.
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