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#1 Omega Knight

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

Hello everyone,

I have a bit of an issue. I noticed recently that pretty much all of my case fans are dead. As a result, kind of need to replace them... What I don't know, is how to ID the kind of case fan I need. Everything. All I do know is from the invoice I kept for the past couple of years.

One of the case fans I have is
FA-103-104 Xigmatek CLF 120mm

The power supply is
PS-132-101 600 Watt 80 Plus Power Supply

Can anyone help me ID how many pins I need??? I can't find anything on these...

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

Not really much info to go on (such as motherboard/case which would have been more helpful).

 

Anyway ... you can hook a 4 pin into a 3 pin header.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:39 AM

Sentinel case
Gigabyte SNIPER G1 Motherboard.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

Your motherboard has 4 ... 4pin fan headers (SysFan, Fan1, Fan2, Fan3).  So, if your case fans are wired directly to the motherboard ... they should be four pin (though you can use a 3pin fan on a 4pin header, or a 4pin fan on a 3pin header...the 4th pin is just speed control). 

 

I would do four pin and wire them to the motherboard...especially if you have 4 or less case fans.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

The motherboard is a z170... If that has any bearing

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:22 AM

The motherboard is a z170... If that has any bearing

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

?? Did all the fans stop at once?  That in its self would be odd indicating an issue that needs to be looked deeper into.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:31 AM

The motherboard is a z170... If that has any bearing

 

It doesn't.  I looked at the manual for the SNIPER G1.  On page 27...

 

3/4/5) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN/FAN1/FAN2/FAN3 (Fan Headers)
All fan headers on this motherboard are 4-pin and support fan speed control function. Most fan headers possess a foolproof insertion design. When connecting a fan cable, be sure to connect it in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire). The speed control function requires the use of a fan with fan speed control design. For optimum heat dissipation, it is recommended that a system fan be installed inside the chassis.

 

 

So ... yea?



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:31 AM

No. Not all at once. The case fans have bad bearings, that much I know... As to the graphics card, no clue when it stopped

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

The graphics card fan(s) may not be spinning if temps are below x temp/load.  Most of the newer ones run passively until the temps rise or it is under load.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:48 AM

Ok... So, if the motherboard can do speed control, that means ideally I want fans that list a range of RPMs?

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

Yes...which would be 4 pins.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:30 AM

Cool. Thanks

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 01:30 PM

Well do you know what size of fans you can use?

 

That would be my next concern, is this a pre built of some kind?


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 01:31 PM

I do know it's 120mm all around




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