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Thermaltake SI-120


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what 120 fan should i get. i just ordered a thermaltake si-120. i have a 120 but is a 4pin only, no rpm wire going to the 3pin.
and i would like a 120 with either a 3pin, or any with a 4pin for power then the 3pin for rpm

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im looking at fans and seen this but not sure if it will do the job, like it because its cleanable. (dont want L.E.D.'s)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811999099
or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200021
but the second is out of stock

Edited by AnthonyJ, 26 March 2007 - 01:44 PM.

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Most of the newer MB's have 4 pin CPU heatsink fan connectors. I have not been able to find just the fan assembly with a 4 pin connector. Even the stock Intel cpu fan has 4 pin connectors. The wiring is this. Black = ground, yellow = 12 volt power, sense = green, and blue = control. What this does is that the MB uses the sense wire to read the fan speed, and the control wire to increase the speed according to the heat sensed. While you can get by with a 3 pin fan connector you lose the fan speed auto adjustment feature.

Other than buying a heatsink that has a 4 pin 120 MM fan on it the only other way i see to control this is with a rheostat type of control cut into the yellow 12 volt wire.

The rosewill kit does just about what i describe above for control.

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my motherboard has all 3pin connectors, and when i say 4 pin i mean a regular 4 pin (ex. hdd power, cdrom power, etc)
also i added 2 fans to my first post im looking at
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I have seen PCI cards that allow you to add many fans to your computer and also there some other stuff, here are some things you might like:

http://www.performan...roducts_id=1205

http://www.performan...oducts_id=21287
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I have seen PCI cards that allow you to add many fans to your computer and also there some other stuff, here are some things you might like:

http://www.performan...roducts_id=1205

http://www.performan...oducts_id=21287

thoses seem good, but how am i to both control fan speeds and watch rpms? also this fan is for heatsink
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I changed my mind, if its for the heatsink then I would go with the second one. There are LED displays that show the RPM, also take a look at this it might help you:

http://www.performan...d...x&cPath=289

by the way, how big is that heatsink that needs a 120mm fan?
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L135x W125 x H90 (mm) Heat sink only, without fan
http://www.thermalri...oduct_si120.htm
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Here is a nice looking one that comes with both 3 pin and 4 pin:

http://www.performan...oducts_id=20907
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Here is a nice looking one that comes with both 3 pin and 4 pin:

http://www.performan...oducts_id=20907

i dont care what it looks like as long as there is no l.e.d.s and did you know on the site your using you can buy 200mm and 250mm fans???
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Yup, I love that site nice, cheap, and creative. Heres one without an LED:

http://www.performan...oducts_id=20904
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how do you think that one would compare to http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811999099 ?this ones easier to clean :whistling: its 12.95 on your ste
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I agree, but I don't see newegg selling 250 mm fans. lol.
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If your just looking for molex 4 pin o 3 pin adapters they are easy to find.

http://www.directron.../3splitter.html

http://www.directron.com/y3pin.html

A thermaltake controller
http://www.directron.com/a2140.html

http://www.nexfan.co...to4padwirp.html

http://www.nexfan.com/3pto4pad.html

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I'm not a guy who likes to wait, so instead of ordering stuff and waiting I usually just modify it myself manually with a scissors and some tape.

Edited by SOORENA, 26 March 2007 - 05:38 PM.

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no im looking for a fan
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