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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Where can you get those?
Any halfway decent electronics store should stock those.

In the U.S., I get mine from Fry's Electronics.
    
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post #12 of 16
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depends on how quiet you want the fans. if theyre quiet enough for you then its not worth it. if its to loud then a fan controller is worth it
its also important to ask if such fans are software controllable. no point in a fan controller if your able to change thier speed via software. which is a much, much better alternative to any other means of controlling them.

i use a fan controller, because the fans i use are Delta's and pull too much power to be connected to my motherboard. and even if they were connected to the mobo, there is still no way for me to regulate thier speed.
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my Fan controller I got from an OCN member cannot control anything so I don't use it but yeah.... I'm guessing a good one is worth it..
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post #14 of 16
Which controller did you get MGX?

And the controller ports look like this



On the far right is your PSU connection to provide power to the fans, and you can see how the fans connect. If your fans are molex, then you can get a molex to 3pin adapter.
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How can you tell what fans are software-controllable??
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How can you tell what fans are software-controllable??
why would you want to control it from software when there's a knob already on it? but if they were, they will have some sort of connection to the motherboard other than a power connection.
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