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    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    If you need more connections than the Board has you can also use a Molex to 3 Pin / 4 Pin connector. The PSU will have them and these days they are only spares ( unless its a Modular and doesn't have them plugged in)

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEV...-1-x-Fan-3-Pin
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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    With sumer approaching I have decided to add a 4th cooling fan to my gaming system.
    Currently running three PWM 120mm fans from headers on mobo.
    I'm upgrading the graphics card so would like to add a 140mm top exhaust
    My mobo only has 3 headers, but the graphics card has 2 more.
    Question:
    If I connect 1 or more of them to the graphics card will they get along happily ??
    That should be fine, the fan speed will be controlled by the GPU's sensor so will only likely ramp up when you are gaming and the GPU is heating up. What is the make and model of the GPU you're upgrading to? You should be able to use something like MSI Afterburner or EVGA's Precision X1 tool to setup the fan curve accordingly.

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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    This has worked out ok & the system runs very quiet.
    There was no issue with temperatures, this was only about noise.
    I finished up with a 140mm lower front intake & 120mm rear exhaust connected to mobo.
    This should maintain a positive internal pressure.
    The other 120mm upper front & 120mm top rear exhaust are connected to GPU.
    The GPU has it's own software to control the fans.
    On the default setting they dont come on until the GPU reaches 60 degrees.

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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    Good chance to check out this cooling today.
    They are forcasting 29 degrees this arvo.

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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    27deg here in Sydney

    GPU AND CPU are bouncing between 30 - 33 deg

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    Default Re: Cooling upgrade.

    Got 28.3 outside 22.9 inside.
    System at medium load, cpu 62 & gpu 53.
    Still not enough to start second set of fans.

    You still getting smoked out over there ??

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