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Okay I know this is a really noob question but when you install a case fan how do you power it where does it plug I'n to?
    
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Plugs into the 3-pin or 4-pin headers on your motherboard, depending on which one the fan takes. Look for printed text on the motherboard reading "PWR_FAN", "CHA_FAN", etc.
    
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Alright thanks alot
    
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post #4 of 8
Yeah, you should have atleast 2 3 pin headers on the motherboard. If you run out, molex to 3 pin adapters are everywhere.
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or there are molex to 3/4 pin connetor plugs
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simple guide to help you.
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heres a picture just in case
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Lacking that you can always disconnect the leads from the plastic connector and plug them directly into a molex, as long as they're secure.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...g-a-Dime/496/3
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if need be you can also connect it to the power supply useing one of those molex to fan adapters they sell.
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