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post #1 of 12
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In my rush to beat the shipping deadline on newegg, I ended up ordering 5 x 4pin fans rather than 5 x 3pin fans by mistake and my own negligence. I know, it sucks. I bought the NZXT Sentry LX fan controller, and the only connection available on it is 3pin.

Should I RMA the fans back to newegg, or order 5 4pin to 3pin adapters? I have a Cosmos S case for the new rig that I'm putting together, and I wanted to keep the cables clean. A mess of adapters seems like a step backwards in the direction I was hoping to go.

The fans I got had some pretty good reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998121

If I went the adapter route, I'd order 5 x of these asap, although the shipping looks to be a ripoff - i could probably pick them up at the local microcenter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189119

If I RMA the fans, what do you think about these fans? I've heard Yate Loon mentioned quite a bit in my trolling of the forums:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/61...c331s518#blank

Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks!
post #2 of 12
it wouldn't be worth the cost of shipping to return them. You can sell them here or on ebay, but you should just get new fans instead or buy an adapter.
post #3 of 12
Pick up adapters at your local Microcenter.
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post #4 of 12
First off those 3 pin adapters won't work. You need something like this.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...roducts_id=608

Secondly it wouldn't be worth RMAing them. Also those Yate Loons are EXTREMELY loud. I know from first hand experience.

Third you mean lurking not trolling. Huge difference.
    
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I thought on most 4 pin fans, you could plug them into 3 pin headers and have them 100% all the time...

http://www.intel.com/support/motherb.../cs-012074.htm
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post #6 of 12
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ok ok... lurking

I can most likely RMA them for free from work anyway, so I don't think that would be an issue.

What Blue LED fans would you guys recommend that would fit the 3 pin description? I'm looking for something with decent airflow.
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Also those Yate Loons are EXTREMELY loud. I know from first hand experience.
On second thought, wouldn't I be able to control the 'volume' per se of the Yate Loons with the fan controller? If I picked up the 2200 RPM high speed fans, the controller should let me tone them down.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22037
post #8 of 12
4 pin fans can be compatible with 3 pin controllers... but it all depends on whether or not the 3 pin connector envelops the entire plug or not. If nothing blocks the way, a 4 pin fan will work fine with a 3 pin connector. Some dremel work or exacto knife work should do the trick if necessary.
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I've used numerous 4-pin fans on 3-pin plugs. I don't think there should be any problem.

I am currently using a CPU fan that has a 4-pin and is running fine in the SYS FAN1 slot on my motherboard, which is a 3-pin plug.
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On second thought, wouldn't I be able to control the 'volume' per se of the Yate Loons with the fan controller? If I picked up the 2200 RPM high speed fans, the controller should let me tone them down.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22037
Totally forgot about the fan controller. The noise to CFM ratio is rather poor, but hey you get blued LEDs.

If you guys would have clicked his links you would have seen the fans are 4 pin molex and not 4 pin fan connectors.
    
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