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Old 05-19-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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well im officially starting to build my very first computer, it will take me a while cause income is slow and i have to keep some saved up, but anyway i ordered the case last night.

here'* the case i ordered http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-038&depa=0

now as you can see if you looked at the pics, it has space for 3 more fans, plus the one on the side there. i already ordered one fan to match the color of those lights, but before i order any more.....i noticed that the fan i ordered was 3-pin not 4, and that they didnt have any of that same color in a 4-pin model. so how many fan power slots does a normal ATX mobo usually come with? or is there some kind of adapter that would let me run a 3-pin fan on a 4-pin slot, or multiple fans on a 4-pin. im still kinda new at this so it may not be my last post

also i noticed on the back of the case, that the punchouts for the various ports on the mobo dont always match up(depending on mobo of course) in some cases the ports are in different places, or theres more ports, or something like that, is there anything i can do to make sure that theres a place for all the ports to come out? i mean i could always just punch out the WHOLE thing but that would look pretty stinkin tacky, so i dont know how much help you guys can give me on that.

sorry for the long post but i have trouble explaining things thanks in advance
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Most cases normally come with mul;tiple port boards, so you can usually match your motherboard...
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ATX boards normally have the 3 pin jack dedicated for the cpu cooler. Case fans normally take power off the ATX power supply and have 4 pin feed thru connectors that only utilize two of the leads (yellow & black) so that multiple fans can be daisy chained.
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if you would like to register for a free account, http://www.arstechnica.com is an excellent place for any computer (and sometimes non computer :P ) related questions
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Many 4 pin fans have adaptors with them, that hookup to a full size Molex connector. They are like an extender, with a line coming out for the fan.

Dumb question, i know it'* a great price, and good deal, and loaded, but why the hell do you want a case that looks like a benz?
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hahaha, at least someone finally agrees that it looks like a Benz, i dunno i like it myself, its a little different, but hey i might as well be unique. cause i havent really seen any other cases like that. i guess to each their own
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