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Antec 900 case Cable management / fan questions.


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Kaito

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Hello,
Today after panicking over my Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler not working due to the fan moving at 0RPM i decided to do a stress test and got my CPU fan speed moving at 900RPM (The fan is meant to go at Max speed i believe),
Running HWMonitor all day on my second monitor and noticing my CPU is only at 36°c without the Fan moving (note: the Heat-sink is stone cold) the stress test finally got up to 60°c with prime95 pushing it to the max.

That being said, i was looking at the mess of a computer and thought to myself, i'm going to look into the best way to cable management, when i thought my biggest question was answered i found more answers to come. so i'll ask them to smarter people then myself.

on this YouTube video (got a few ideas from it) i got highly confused and mixed bits of information.
Antec 900 FAN segment

He's using a 120mm fan which isn't going via molex connections but instead via the 3pin setup,

Now this is where i got mixed bits of information.
I was under the impression you shouldn't run more then 1 120mm LED fan from the motherboard, because the LED 120mm Antec fans are meant to use alot of power which could burn out the motherboard.

I have a Gigabyte Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard, with the CPU cooler stated above, the Motherboard has 3 x system fan headers and a CPU fan header.

i was thinking about buying x4 of these Antec TriCool 120mm Blue LED 3 Speed 120mm Case Fan
Maybe 3 depending on if the side has enough room for the other fan ([bleep] CPU cooler to big)
So that would be 2 for the front (The HDD cooler fans) and 1 for the back.
note: i'm also thinking of getting Antec 200mm LED big boy for sheer looks.

Now i know i should never plug the 200mm fan into the Motherboard as the sheer power alone could do some negative effects,

But if i plug the 3 120mm fans into my motherboard would that be a bad thing? Could it damage the motherboard? Would the LEDs be dimmer due to running off the motherboard? (i have a 650w PSU, replaced my 850W power supply because i wasn't really using much power as u don't use SLI or crossfire.

Now back to the 120mm... How do i know if the Fan comes with the molex connection or the 3 pin connection?
For example the information given for the fan itself states
"3-pin and 4-pin power connectors provide convenient connections to your motherboard or power supply"
Would this mean it comes with both the molex and the 3 pin motherboard connection? or would i need to buy a converter from somewhere?

Other things i'm going to have to look into is
24-pin ATX main power connector extender
4-pin ATX 12V power connector extender
Front usb extenders,

but i'm worried about the fan side of things alot due to power/damage/unknown.
Also the last thing i'm not sure about.
If i get a 24 and 4pin ATX power connector extender, is there any harm/risk involved other then making sure they are as tight of a connection as i can give it, which is common seance really lol.
Would it be worth buying a Fan controller aka something "like" this thing or this thing

Thanks in advance for reading this.
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Edited by Kaito, 08 August 2012 - 05:11 PM.

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