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#16 CGW-88

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 16:44

Could of done with this reply last week. Thanks all the same.

I only realised the same thing last night, the corsair fan connector that cones with the case cant be used on the motherboard, and vice versa so aftermarket won't fit in the fan controller.

Sucks, but at least you know how to move forward with this now. Either mod the corsair fans, or use aftermarket fans on an aftermarket controller or directly on the mobo headers.


#17 OP Lee Pigdon

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 18:33

I only realised the same thing last night, the corsair fan connector that cones with the case cant be used on the motherboard, and vice versa so aftermarket won't fit in the fan controller.

Sucks, but at least you know how to move forward with this now. Either mod the corsair fans, or use aftermarket fans on an aftermarket controller or directly on the mobo headers.

I am still gathering parts for my build but i like to know in advance of any issues i might face. I may use them initially with the lights off until i can afford a fan controller. Need to do some revision on these as i am not sure how they work.



#18 CGW-88

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:14

I am still gathering parts for my build but i like to know in advance of any issues i might face. I may use them initially with the lights off until i can afford a fan controller. Need to do some revision on these as i am not sure how they work.

 

The fan controller normally slots into the 5.25" tray, and the fans connect to connectors in the back of the unit itself which relate to the front switches. Example below off overclockers.co.uk:

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And then the whole unit is powered via molex connections so seems fairly straight forward.

 

It might be possible to put aftermarket fans in the Corsair fan controller though...I know it definitely isn't possible to put the Corsair case fans on the mobo headers but hmmmm....give me 5 minutes and I will try with mine.



#19 CGW-88

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:31

OK so this is what I think you could do. The black connector below is the fan from the corsair case(im still assuming the 500r and 400r are the same) and the image above that is a bog standard 3 pin fan connection.

 

The bits I have highlighted in purple mean you cant plug a normal aftermarket fan into the corsair connection BUT if you shaved those off it would connect fine.

 

I don't have any spare fans or I would have tried it, but if it fits, there is no reason why the fan itself wouldn't work.

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#20 OP Lee Pigdon

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:38

OK so this is what I think you could do. The black connector below is the fan from the corsair case(im still assuming the 500r and 400r are the same) and the image above that is a bog standard 3 pin fan connection.

 

The bits I have highlighted in purple mean you cant plug a normal aftermarket fan into the corsair connection BUT if you shaved those off it would connect fine.

 

I don't have any spare fans or I would have tried it, but if it fits, there is no reason why the fan itself wouldn't work.

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Yeah your right. Thats the exact problem. Maybe its a possibility then.





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