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I have this MoBo and want to get some 3pin fans, my question is I see a few 3 pin male connectors on the Board but not sure if I can plug the fans direct into them or not...

Here's my Board...

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...l=865PE_Neo3-F

Here's a picture of the MoBo...The red circle is where the CPU HSF is plugged into and the Blue circles are where the other 3 pin male connectors are that have nothing plugged into them...Can I plug fans into them...?

Also if I was to get a fan controller for the new fans...Does it get plugged into the MoBo at all or just the PSU...

Thanks...
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Opps forgot the picture...Sorry
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Yes you can plug the fans directly to the mobo, just dont put a large fan that draws more than .4amps on it... You can find the amp rating on the little sticker on the fan itself...

The fan controller plugs into the PSU only, then the fans go to the controller.
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I have this MoBo and want to get some 3pin fans, my question is I see a few 3 pin male connectors on the Board but not sure if I can plug the fans direct into them or not...

Here's my Board...

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...l=865PE_Neo3-F

Here's a picture of the MoBo...The red circle is where the CPU HSF is plugged into and the Blue circles are where the other 3 pin male connectors are that have nothing plugged into them...Can I plug fans into them...?

Also if I was to get a fan controller for the new fans...Does it get plugged into the MoBo at all or just the PSU...

Thanks...
You can plug fans into them. However I would recommend a fan controller instead. This will take the power draw off the mb and also allow you to control fan speed/noise. Running all those fans off the mb will only increase the 12v load running thru the board and could adversly affect something else. Drawing the power directly off the psu using a fan controller is better for the system.
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Thank You guys for the fast replys...Now that I have that solved I have been looking at fan controllers and **** there's only 122345 of them...lol...Any recommendations I wanna run say 4 fans, only have 3 temp but incase I decide to put a blow hole in...

I have read that running the CPU fan off a controller is a bad idea so that will stay connected to the MoBo...
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