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Hi guys

I purchased a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 + and (2) Cooler Master red Led Fans.

I hooked up both fans to the unit and it all went great however I then noticed the plug The fan that came with the Hyper 212 has a small 4 pin connector the 2 red led fans only have a small 3 pin connector

The fans did come with a adapter the has a 3 pin plug the has a male and female molex connector so i guess i could link together and plug to the psu

But im not 100% on what to do can you guys please shed some light on this
post #2 of 7
The 3pin plug the has a male and female molex connector will work find too. the 4th pin on the stock fan is for the pwm signal, it's not a necessity. you could use a 3 pin to 2 3 pin y adapters to plug them into your cpu fan header too.
Sorry if this isn't the worlds most understandable, my thought process isn't working today.
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The fourth pin is so that the motherboard can control the speed of the fans. If you just want them to run full blow all the time then don't worry about anything. Otherwise you'll need 4 pin fans or a fan controller for the front of your case. The blademaster that came with it is an awesome fan either way though, for better cooling you should've gotten another of those. My case has four of them. Speedfan (google it) might be able to control the fan speeds with the 3 pins through the voltage no matter which connector on the motherboard you put them in.
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Your motherboard might support voltage control on the CPU fan. That would work well with those I think.
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have not got mobo in yet but it will be a crosshair iv
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oh those have a ton of fan control options. just get a 3-pin splitter and plug them into the board
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oh those have a ton of fan control options. just get a 3-pin splitter and plug them into the board
Do that^

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