I'm back again (No Groans, please ), after getting great help with components for my first PC Build.
Last night I began building my PC, figured I'd try to do it all in one sitting but I tell ya....cord management (or lack thereof) beat me up in the end! So I had to temporarily call it quits.
I have a few questions though and would LOVE some help with this!
My first question is that of the Chassis Fans. I have the Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. It comes with four pre-installed fans.
I have the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
Now, please forgive my ignorance on this issue, but . . . do my chassis fans connect to the motherboard at all?! Going from memory, there are I think 3 or so connections on the motherboard for a chassis fan. However, none of them match the connections that my fans have. In fact, the fans I have appear to only have a power connection and a switch for low, medium, and high settings.
Am I correct to assume this means the fans stay on at all times and not just based upon heat or any settings from the motherboard? Again, forgive me for my ignorance here. I assumed there was some sort of connection to the motherboard to control the fans (unless this case is an exception), especially since there are several places to connect a chassis fan to the motherboard apparently on the motherboard itself.
I appreciate any and all help with this, thanks SO much!