37 months ago
What connector do you use to connect a regular, non PWM 3-pin fan to any ATX PSU?
usually a 3-pin to molex adapter. some psu's have dedicated fan connectors on them like Be Quiet.
Where can I purchase a 3-pin to Molex adapter?
This is what I used before: https://www.amazon.com/HDE-4-Pin-Molex-Replacement-Computer/dp/B0081K3ZS0
Ugly, but works.
I want something with nice aesthetics and preferably yellow.
You could go with something like this:
Add some yellow plastidip or something.
If you have a 5.25" you could go with a fan controller.
The Corsair 380T I'm using does not have an external 5.25 bay, and the Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix WIFI board I'm using only has two fans, and I'm using four fans, so the two remaining fans will need to be connected directly to the PSU.
Not sure if you are up to it but you could always sleeve the cable your sleeve with black sleeving and some yellow heatshrink if you can find some the right size. I think that would look pretty good. Sleeving it shouldn't be too hard and all you would need tool wise is something to pop the pins out with and then some sleeving and some heat shrink.
It will be hidden in the PSU compartment?
Also does the EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS have the dedicated 3-pin fan connectors?
Why not connect to motherboard? If you run it off the PSU it will be spinning max speed and will be loud.
I am using four total fans in a Corsair 380T yellow, and the Gigabyte B150N Phoenix WIFI board I'm using has two PWM headers, so I will still have two non-PWM fans that will need to be connected directly to the PSU, so the non-PWM ones I picked were quieter than if I could PWM, because if I picked louder, non-PWM, then it would be too loud continuously.
best option for itx is to buy a pwm fan hub. you can find a bunch of them on amazon.
I've decided to use two Y splitters.
You could still use mobo fan header btw I think.
The system proposed uses four total yellow fans in a Corsair 380T case, and I am using a Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix WIFI with two PWM headers, but since I'm using four fans total, I will need to connect two of the remaining fans directly to the PSU.
Splitters for fan headers are also available.
OK. Do you have a recommendation?
Nope, just hit google :D
There might be an adapter that came with the fans in your case.