57 months ago
Apologies if this has already been posted (as all cases, mobos and fans are different - my ignorance has lead me to start a new thread).
Total newbie - really, TOTALLY NEW!
Have tried to be a money saver and bought parts lower than RRP through a lot of patience. The patience is starting to wear thinner now I'm building.
All parts are in an the power side is the part I didn't expect to slow me down...
To summarise and be concise:
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard CASE: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Everything is in place bar the power cabling.
So the NZXT has 2 case fans, both different sizes.
Both have 3 pin connectors and male and female molex connectors.
The mobo has sockets for a 3 pin SYS_FAN and 4 pin SYS_FAN. It also has a 3 pin PWR_FAN
I've read about daisy-chaining the molex cables, I've read about using both SYS and PWR sockets for case fans, I;ve read about plugging one case fan directly into the PSU (although I lose some fan control) and I've read about burning out your system by doing in all incorrectly... :(
I'm almost tempted to buy a bog-standard 4 pin case fan and just use the the SYS_FAN sockets on the mobo.
I bet this is a lot less complicated than my old head is making it out to be!!!
Any advice will really be appreciated :)