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post #1 of 18
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Hey guys so I screwed up in buying my new rig! See Below:


Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh

Fans: 2 Noctua P12 Fans [ these are 4pin PWM]
1 Noctua P14 [ this is 3pin]

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14


Problem: the NZXT Sentry Mesh only allows 3 pin fans. Is there an adapter that I can get to allow my 4 pin fans to work with the sentry, or is their another Fan controller out their with 4pin PWM and 3pin fan support?

Side note [ Although the P12 Says 3pin/4pin it phyiscally wont fit into the 3 pin sentry mesh plug]


Thanks in advance!
Edited by werd - 10/10/12 at 9:52pm
post #2 of 18
NF-P12 uses 3 pin. Do you mean NF-F12?

Pardon me there is NF-P12 PWM edition.

There aren't many fan controllers with PWM fan control. In fact, I know none.
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post #3 of 18
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It is the NF-P12 and the box says "Now supports PWM" So I am assuming that is why it is now 4pin? Maybe I got a new model? But the wires have 4 holes in them biggrin.gif
post #4 of 18
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Here is the link
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=43&lng=en

Basically it is a 4 pin now but you can still use it as a 3 pin on your MOBO. However that 4 pin wont fit into my fan controller is my problem!
post #5 of 18
Yea there is apparently new version with PWM support. The one I have that came with my NH-D14 is 3 pin. Just use it with motherboard, or return it for 3 pin version. Check the store description of the fan whether it's 3 pin or 4 pin version to know whether they did mistake, or you.

There is no PWM fan controller as far as I know, unless you make one yourself based on several DIY designs.

There are adapters that will let you connect it to your fan controller, but as far as I know you won't be able to control it's speeds since 3 pin fans controlled by voltage, and PWM by signal.
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Um you can just plug it in and let the controller do the voltage control........:S I have my pwm cpu fans hooked up to my lamptron and they run at 5v and 12v.
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Um you can just plug it in and let the controller do the voltage control........:S I have my pwm cpu fans hooked up to my lamptron and they run at 5v and 12v.

Hm... good to know. So they can be controller by voltage just as fine?
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by DirkDaring View Post

Um you can just plug it in and let the controller do the voltage control........:S I have my pwm cpu fans hooked up to my lamptron and they run at 5v and 12v.

So your lamptron fan controller fits 4pin fans? Can you tell me the model please?
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As far as I know it shouldn't screw with the actual pwm control on the fan. Had mine running for 6 months now no issues and I've swapped them back to mobo control a few times and currently leave them on the fan controller.
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So your lamptron fan controller fits 4pin fans? Can you tell me the model please?

Man, to plug them to your fan controller you just need something like this. Problem solved. The question is whether they will be controllable or run at full speed.
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