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Preparing for my first build
11-28-2011, 01:18 AM,
Preparing for my first build
This is a noob question... I'm following advice that I've read online that I should carefully read and reread the documentation that comes with each component. I got my case first and now I have my motherboard too.

I've read the Biostar H61MGC Quick Installation Guide. And I've read the Rosewill BLACKBONE User Manual. I've also read the online H61MGC Setup Manual and saved a pdf copy.

(My Intel Celeron G530 CPU hasn't arrived yet so, for now, I'm ignoring the "CPU Fan Header").

My motherboard has one "System Fan Header." However, my case has two 120mm fans--one in the front and one in the back. Does my Tier 0.5 System need and/or use the "FAN RPM rate sense"? How do I hook-up my two fans? Huh
11-28-2011, 05:15 AM,
RE: Preparing for my first build
You can just hook up your case fans to the power supply. The only "advantage" of plugging to the motherboard is that you get to see at what speed (rpm) they are running at.
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11-28-2011, 05:18 PM,
RE: Preparing for my first build
Thank you very much for the reply! With the information you supplied, I took a careful look at my Silverstone Strider 400W Power Supply manual and found the instruction: "connect 4-pin peripheral power cables to fans utilizing the peripheral connectors." Only then did I notice that my Blackbone case included exactly two (one for each fan) connectors to use to hook-up the fans to the power supply!

It makes a world of difference to have an experienced pc builder to answer my newbie questions.

Thanks again!!! Wink

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