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hi guys...im total newbie. trying to connect extra rgb fans to the motherboard. the mobo has 4 pin headers, 2 of them, and the antec prizm 120mm fans that i have use 3 pin connectors, and im using kind of an adapter that came with the package, the thing is that even the adapter has a 3 pin connector, will it work? or is it an error?
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4 pin connectors (RGB) are 12V and 3 pin aRGB are 5V.
Connecting both is a good way to break something.
Chances are your expensive aRGB fans won't light up again if power is turned on to them.
 

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4 pin connectors (RGB) are 12V and 3 pin aRGB are 5V.
Connecting both is a good way to break something.
^ this. dont mix 5V and 12V devices, you'll cause a fire.
 

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That just looks wrong to me. Unless your lights have these connectors, to connect to the correct header, don't connect them.
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guys this is what i have. the original 3 pin connector looks like that...what can i do in this situation?
will at least the fans work??
theres a plastic device called 'controller' these r connected to, a total of 3 fans, i havent connected the LED STRIPS. i dont like them.
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no that header is analog RGB(4-pin) and it runs at 12v
you need a digital RGB header(3-pin) that runs at 5v

plugging your fans dRGB(whoever thought it was a great idea to rebrand digital rgb lights as addressable rgb should be shot) into that header is going to cook the leds.

What model mobo is that?
nvm, got it off of your other help thread. yah that mobo has no dRGB headers you'll need to get different fans.
 
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no that header is analog RGB(4-pin) and it runs at 12v
you need a digital RGB header(3-pin) that runs at 5v

plugging your fans dRGB(whoever thought it was a great idea to rebrand digital rgb lights as addressable rgb should be shot) into that header is going to cook the leds.

What model mobo is that?
nvm, got it off of your other help thread. yah that mobo has no dRGB headers you'll need to get different fans.
does that mean The fans wont even work??????? idnt care about the lights but wont they even ventilate the system?
mobo is asus tuf gaming b460-m plus

That just looks wrong to me. Unless your lights have these connectors, to connect to the correct header, don't connect them.View attachment 173328
hmm thank you, but what about the fans? i just want the fans to work? the other 4 pin i think is the fan connector and ive connected it to the mobo fan socket
 

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The fans totally can work, you just need a third party controller. Any DRGB/ARGB fan controller will work.

The fans themselves will work, just no lighting until you get a controller.
 
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The fans totally can work, you just need a third party controller. Any DRGB/ARGB fan controller will work.

The fans themselves will work, just no lighting until you get a controller.
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thank the gods the fans will work. ☝ the image shows the default controller i got with the fans. do i need to get another one? can you tell me which controller on amazon?
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Oh you already have something there... let me use my magic powers of observation....


okay that wires up to the reset button of the case, so that controls all the lighting needs. that extra wire you're confused about that could lead to the mobo is optional

just click the buttons on that controller, or use the reset button.
 
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Oh you already have something there... let me use my magic powers of observation....


okay that wires up to the reset button of the case, so that controls all the lighting needs. that extra wire you're confused about that could lead to the mobo is optional

just click the buttons on that controller, or use the reset button.
i dont understand a thing!! u mean even the lights could work? i saw a utube video and connected the towers reset button to the controller, for the light control. but what abt the connection with the mobo???
 

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the connection to the motherboard is totally optional, to let the mobo control them. You already *have* a controller wired up and ready to go... use its buttons, or the case reset button to control it. You're good to go.
 
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i dont understand a thing!! u mean even the lights could work? i saw a utube video and connected the towers reset button to the controller, for the light control. but what abt the connection with the mobo???
Lights won't work, only the fans will.
You already have the DC in connected.
 

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Lights won't work, only the fans will.
You already have the DC in connected.
his case came with an RGB controller, he just didnt show it in the first photo. he's good to go.
 
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his case came with an RGB controller, he just didnt show it in the first photo. he's good to go.
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thank you man, but for the fan connection, the 4 pin from the controller to the mobo should be there right? sorry if its a dumb question
 

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thank you man, but for the fan connection, the 4 pin from the controller to the mobo should be there right? sorry if its a dumb question
thats a fan splitter, so if you connect that to the motherboard and set a fan speed you like, all the fans will run at the same speed.
 
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thats a fan splitter, so if you connect that to the motherboard and set a fan speed you like, all the fans will run at the same speed.
oookok ive assembled the pc and now lets see what happens when i start it...hope it doesnt blow up
 

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i have not been able to switch it on becoz the main power plug pins are like thisIMG20201026105623.jpg
and the ups sockets r round ones
 
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surely you'd have another power cable around, they call them 'kettle cords' here because most kettles use them
 
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surely you'd have another power cable around, they call them 'kettle cords' here because most kettles use them
I was leaning towards the UPS being an import with a different plug.
 
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the ups has round slots...this is the power supply plug. ive just bought a converter....now ill return home n see what happens

it turned on...no bad sounds...but monitor says no signal, ive attached the hdmi cable and the monitors on it as well. what more wires need connecting?IMG20201026120357.jpg

should i connect the mobo hdmi to monitor first? rather than graphics card hdmi?
 
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should i connect the mobo hdmi to monitor first? rather than graphics card hdmi?
If the CPU has a iGPU you can as a troubleshooting step.
 
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If the CPU has a iGPU you can as a troubleshooting step.
i dnt know whats an igpu but i did try connecting mobo with hdmi to monitor...still no signal. i am going to try the old cable now...from mobo to monitor, i think its call a vga cable
 
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