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post #1 of 10
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Hello, I just got the Phantom Enthusiast full tower and have been installing components all night, but have run into an issue.

I'm not quite sure where to connect the 4 pin connector that comes with the fan controller.
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Here is a picture of the PSU
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So I have absolutely no clue where to connect the fan controller, and 3 of my fans don't work so I don't risk using the computer. The CPU fan, PSU fan and 2 of the side fans still work, but the 2 side fans only work when I plug them directly into the MOBO. Of course, when plugged into my fan controller ports it doesn't work. I have absolutely no plug that doesn't fit the pins in the picture above, so do I need some kind of adapter? I'm slightly new to building desktops, so I'm slightly confused. Thanks for all the input!
Edited by Trev92 - 3/31/14 at 8:04pm
post #2 of 10
your power supply has cables for the 4 pin molex that you are showing in the first pic, so the cable for it that comes with the power supply will have one end that plugs into the power supply and the other end will have up 4 of the 4 pin molex that you need for your fan controller or any device that takes 4 pin molex connectors. sata power cables have been the replacement for the molex for years now but all psu still come with the molex.
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sorry for double post but the site was trying to crash when I hit submit button.
Edited by jlhawn - 3/31/14 at 8:10pm
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post #4 of 10
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You mean it would come with an adapter cable? I got the PSU from my uncle as a gift, and none of the cables that are connect to the PSU can connect to that. Are these things I can purchase at a computer shop?
post #5 of 10
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and by him giving me the PSU as a gift, he had built me a computer that I have been steadily updating myself, and I haven't a clue where to find said cable you're mentioning
post #6 of 10
was it a new psu when he gave it to you or used? if new it should have came with them as they all do.
but yes you can go to a computer shop and see if they have some type of adaptor which they should.
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post #7 of 10
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My laptop had died so he built me a computer using spare parts that he had, so it's not a new piece. He also lives 3 hours north so I couldn't get a hold of him. What exactly am I looking for, for an adaptor?
post #8 of 10
this is what you need, it will connect to a sata power cable that your psu has and then you can plug in your fan controller.
the sata power cable will be the ones that plug into your hard drives and dvd drives.
click this link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400505
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awesome, thank you very much!
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your welcome.
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