Originally Posted by DrPhD
It used to be USB cable to the motherboard (still is)
The 2 fans were connected to the splitter (still are)
The only difference is that the pump power cable used to be connected to the case cables. But since they apparently no longer work that one is now connected directly to the motherboard.
Sorry pump power cable?
I have two wires that need to be connected - for it to work:
-USB into motherboard USB
-CPU FAN HEADER cable into motherboard.
This HAS to be done like this, or else (someone correct me if I'm wrong) but you won't pass POST, as your motherboard should be giving you CPU FAN HEADER warnings.
More so - the CASE should NOT be controlling the speed of the pump/fans.
The motherboard, and/or fan controller should be doing that. Preferably the motherboard, as it has a direct link to the CPU socket - whereas a fan controller might not.
That set aside, you should still not be hearing any PUMP NOISE - after it running on for around 15mins, nor should the fans be too loud (of course you'll have to tweak this in the antec software OR on your motherboard, if the fans are connected to the motherboard directly, like my SP120's are)