Hi, I'm building my SG13 that I wanted to show off here (so I can be part of the club), some really good inspiration in here. However, before I finish I have reached a blocker that I haven't been able to solve regarding where to plug the power pins for the water cooler and the fans, and there are many different suggestions online so I wanted to ask for help.
So I have a
ASRock B85M-ITX Motherboard (with 4-pin CPU_FAN and 4-pin CHA_FAN)
Corsair H60 Water cooler (pump has a 3-pin connector and fan has a 4-pin connector)
Fractal Design Fan Dynamic GP-12 (with 3-pin power connector)
Silverstone CPF02 (One-to-Three PWM Fan Splitter) Fan Splitter since the board only have the 2 set of pins.
Initially I only had the 1 fan from the water cooler, but since I had an extra 120mm fan that I had bought previous to getting the H60 I thought why not use it for a push pull configuration.
When installing the water cooler I just plugged in the pump (3-pin) to the CPU_FAN and the radiator fan (4-pin) to the CHA_FAN but I read later on that doing that can damage the pump since CPU_FAN gives a variable power to the pump, additionally the manual isn't helpful at all, the manual states that you should "connect the pump power connector to any available 3-pin or 4-pin fan on the motherboard".
To make things worst, now that I added the second fan for push pull, now I don't know which pin to split and where to connect Pump vs Fans, being also that one of the fans have 4-pins and the other has only 3.
As a last thing the splitter splits the pins from a 4-pin to another 4-pin and a 3 pin like in the following picture, so now I'm even more confused on what to do and searching online have just confused me more.
I'm of the mind to hold on asking right away and always search and try everything myself since eventually you always find an answer online, but I've been really stuck here for days, any help on how to connect this cables will be profoundly and greatly appreciated
Looking forward to finish the build and share here
Here is my build in progress:
Case Fan:http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/casefans/dynamic-series/dynamic-gp-12Edited by sgsg - 7/14/16 at 12:05pm