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cay7man

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Hello!

Just got Antec NX800 case. Only when connecting the fan cable noticed my motherboard has 4pin header
and the fan/rgb cable came with the case is not compatible if I use the adapter they provided which
has 6 pin header. Without the adapter looks like i need 4 pin male (only 3 pins (1x11 )are used). to 4
pin female adapter (to the motherboard) cable. Any idea where can I find one? Thx
 
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The case should have a fan controller PCB hidden somewhere that the fans connect to.
 

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Unfortunately the case only has 6 pin connectors. Please ee the 1st pic. The header with 3 holes supposed to be connected to the motherboard. The other connector
is for LED which my motherboard doesn't support it. At this point, I just want the fans to work.
 

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the pic on the left, with the 3 hole plug looks like an RGB plug. if it is, i usually just skip them, i think they were a short lived or proprietary plug type that requires you buy in to their ecosystem of devices & plug types.

plug in the fan power, skip the RGB. i thin corsair, or ID cooling uses them


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a hub like this has what you'd need. those are aRGB
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Ehh? None of those are fan connectors.
Fans only use one of the following connectors (plus maybe a SATA power connector).
If you have something else, then it's not a fan connector and you need to read the manual.
As pointed out, the first looks like an RGB connector and the second could be anything.



 

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The problem is my motherboard has no RGB header like you shown in the picture. It only has 4 pin fan header. The pins are thicker (like the AAFP pins) than the pins you have shown in bottom picture in your reply.
I've been searching on Google to find right connector that connects motherboard fan header and the header (the one with no 2nd hole) in the picture.

Ehh? None of those are fan connectors.
Fans only use one of the following connectors (plus maybe a SATA power connector).
If you have something else, then it's not a fan connector and you need to read the manual.
As pointed out, the first looks like an RGB connector and the second could be anything.



I forgot to attach another picture. The case came with another connector (below). I broke one of the pin. This supposed to be used to connect
the connector in the 1st picture in my reply above to a 6 pin connector on the motherboard which my motherboard doesn't support
 

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The problem is my motherboard has no RGB header like you shown in the picture. It only has 4 pin fan header. The pins are thicker (like the AAFP pins) than the pins you have shown in bottom picture in your reply.
I've been searching on Google to find right connector that connects motherboard fan header and the header (the one with no 2nd hole) in the picture.


I forgot to attach another picture. The case came with another connector (below). I broke one of the pin. This supposed to be used to connect
the connector in the 1st picture in my reply above to a 6 pin connector on the motherboard which my motherboard doesn't support
No, you need to read the manual.
The fans don't connect to the motherboard, but to the fan controller board. That then connects to your motherboard.
Good luck if you've broken that, it's one less fan you can connect.
 
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Sorry, but if you don't understand how it's supposed to connect by now, I suggest you return the case and get one with regular fans.
I can't help you any more.
 

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Sorry, but if you don't understand how it's supposed to connect by now, I suggest you return the case and get one with regular fans.
I can't help you any more.
Sure. Thx Let's see if anyone has any other ideas. I'm not sure if newegg will take the case now.
 
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The problem is my motherboard has no RGB header like you shown in the picture. It only has 4 pin fan header. The pins are thicker (like the AAFP pins) than the pins you have shown in bottom picture in your reply.
I've been searching on Google to find right connector that connects motherboard fan header and the header (the one with no 2nd hole) in the picture.

I forgot to attach another picture. The case came with another connector (below). I broke one of the pin. This supposed to be used to connect
the connector in the 1st picture in my reply above to a 6 pin connector on the motherboard which my motherboard doesn't support
There is no 6 pin connector on the Motherboard, that is an adapter from the 6 pin connector on the controller, to an aRGB fan
 
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Ehh? None of those are fan connectors.
i realize that. but some RGB fans do have an aRGB wire, it is there for lighting control.. it runs out of the fan housing , along side the 3 or 4 pin fan power wire.

@OP seemd lost in terms of what it was meant for (or that was my understanding of it) so i was showing him what it was.

i installed a AIO cooler years back for a giveaway build, & it had those aRGB wires running from the fans & the Pump block.
but your board needs to be equipped with the accepting male plugs for it to be hooked up. thats why i mention you need the matching component with the correct adapters for it to be used.

you can still leave the aRGB unplugged & plug in just the Fan power cable, atleast i did. the lighting wont work, but the fans will.

this is a fan hub, & it has those aRGB plugs in it.
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i realize that. but some RGB fans do have an aRGB wire, it is there for lighting control.. it runs out of the fan housing , along side the 3 or 4 pin fan power wire.

@OP seemd lost in terms of what it was meant for (or that was my understanding of it) so i was showing him what it was.

i installed a AIO cooler years back for a giveaway build, & it had those aRGB wires running from the fans & the Pump block.
but your board needs to be equipped with the accepting male plugs for it to be hooked up. thats why i mention you need the matching component with the correct adapters for it to be used.

you can still leave the aRGB unplugged & plug in just the Fan power cable, atleast i did. the lighting wont work, but the fans will.
The reply wasn't to you, sorry if it was seen as that, it was for the OP.
 
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The problem is my motherboard has no RGB header like you shown in the picture. It only has 4 pin fan header
then you'd need a adapter to supply the correct plugs, or not use the aRGB plugs, & just plug in the power plugs. the fans wil lstill work, they just wont light up.

this is something that might work. but check with the manufacturer before buying .
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The reply wasn't to you, sorry if it was seen as that, it was for the OP.
my bad
 
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