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nemattoad

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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2004, 02:01:04 PM »

look on your motherboard / in the manual for the power supply fan header, it should be a 3 pin connector labelled POWER_FAN or something like that. That is where the one wire 3-pin connector goes.

Its not necessary to use it, but if you get the chance, it couldnt hurt :)
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2004, 02:28:09 PM »

Ok, so my fans use the option of 3 or 4 pin connectors.  There arent enough 4-pin connectors for everything, and there are no 3-pins on the power supply.  Can I plug the power 3 pin into the motherboard and run power to one fan that way?  There is a "chassis fan" plug thats 3 pins, would that be used for temp monitoring or running power?
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2004, 02:33:13 PM »

provided your fan is not lets say a vantec tornado or something extremly power hungry, you will be fine plugging it into the chassis fan connector

The connector is power + rpm monitoring, but some products only use the connector for rpm monitoring.

So yes, you should be fine.
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2004, 03:01:03 PM »

Yup. That's what the 3 pin connector is made for. I have lots of them on my mobo, but no fans. *sighs*. Some day. What kind of performance are you getting?
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2004, 04:18:47 PM »

Awesome,  I'm going to *try* to finish this thing.  Ive been working on and off, taking breaks and stuff.  Thanks for the help guys, really glad youre here, or Id be screwed!

w00t! formatting hard drives and installing xp pro as we speak!
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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2004, 07:19:51 PM »

Alright ladies and gents, heres the final rundown of what I ended up running:
DFI "NFII ULTRA-AL" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ OEM
Volcano 7+ HSF
512 MB PC2700 Viking RAM
WD 80GB/8MB Cache
Lite-On 16X DVD-Rom
(Used) 48X CD-Burner (name brand, cant think of it now)
GeForce MX440 64MB (for now)
Codegen 400W PSU
Basic Antec case
2 Antec case fans
(Used) 19 inch monitor
Logitech MX500
Logitech Keyboard
WinXP Professional
Creative T-2900 2.1 Speakers

Everything came in around $600, on accont of I got some bargains on used stuff from friends.  And I had a couple things laying around.  Really not bad, and I couldnt have done it without you guys, thanks again!

Pics to follow soon.  Damn I need some cable management, you'll see.hopefully my next post will be from there
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2004, 10:32:20 PM »

For cable management you could use those little rubber bands that the orthadonist gives you for braces. I personally reccommend using automotive tubing because it looks so cool. You could also use cable sleeving. There's a guide here on Gidontech somewhere...

What case is the Antec? Is it the Plusview 1000AMG? If so how good is it? (I've been thinking about getting one.)
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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2004, 10:47:43 PM »

No, its sh*t I forget.  A basic one, no window or anything.  CompUSA 40 dollar special.  I might get some small tie wraps and ssome rounded cables to clean it up.  Pics available once I get it online.
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