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Question about where to connect an extra case fan on this motherboard

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If there's already a case fan, you can use a y splitter for the additional fan, if not, use a molex adapter get power directly from psu
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If your case looks like this -> https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/ca ... lang=en-us, then it doesn't look like there would even be room for a system fan.

As the above poster said, you can just buy a molex to system fan adapter from Amazon (like this) and plug it directly into your PSU.
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jg123 wrote: I don't see anything labeled fan, would I need some adapter of some sort?

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/ca ... lang=en-us


There is something like fan connector (4-pin ???)
right next to VGA port very close to back wall
(reddish coloured rectangle in your picture).

More pictures -- still not clear if this is a fan connector.
http://www.pasonisan.com/dell/inspiron- ... 60-3g.html

Getting power directly from PSU (as mentioned by KeitaRR) is standard way.
But I do not see convenient old white power connector --
only free SATA lines are visible.
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ds2chan wrote: If your case looks like this -> https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/ca ... lang=en-us, then it doesn't look like there would even be room for a system fan.

As the above poster said, you can just buy a molex to system fan adapter from Amazon (like this) and plug it directly into your PSU.
Looking at....
http://www.pasonisan.com/dell/inspiron- ... 60-3g.html
....I do not see any 4-ping old-ish PSU connector for the adapter from your post.

...I can be wrong...

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Thanks for all the replies,

I don't read Chinese but it looks like at least a video card will fit in there, I ordered a 1030.

I guess I will just figure it out when it comes. To be honest I might not need an extra fan with the video card because it has its own fan and max, watts is only 30, so maybe not much heat.

The detailed images are amazing on that website!

I guess I could get the four pin adapter as mentioned above but I will lose all fan control from the motherboard I guess.
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tequilla wrote: Looking at....
http://www.pasonisan.com/dell/inspiron- ... 60-3g.html
....I do not see any 4-ping old-ish PSU connector for the adapter from your post.

...I can be wrong...

Cheers!
OMG. If that's the computer then yeah, I don't see the molex power plug either. That's a staple still in all the power supplies being sold so I figured it should be there.

jg123 wrote: Thanks for all the replies,

I don't read Chinese but it looks like at least a video card will fit in there, I ordered a 1030.

I guess I will just figure it out when it comes. To be honest I might not need an extra fan with the video card because it has its own fan and max, watts is only 30, so maybe not much heat.

The detailed images are amazing on that website!

I guess I could get the four pin adapter as mentioned above but I will lose all fan control from the motherboard I guess.
I think you should open up your computer sooner rather than later and just see what's in there. We're all just going by pictures right now. Also, all the newer video cards will (or at least should) need to be plugged in. I hope you have the right power plugs in your computer. If not, you will need to buy some splitters and adapters.
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ds2chan wrote: I think you should open up your computer sooner rather than later and just see what's in there. We're all just going by pictures right now. Also, all the newer video cards will (or at least should) need to be plugged in. I hope you have the right power plugs in your computer. If not, you will need to buy some splitters and adapters.
It arrives on July 13th, so trying to plan ahead. But yes, looks like I will just wait and see. Someone jumped in the Hot Deals thread and said something about the wrong number of pins for a video card....so who knows. I hope it works out because it seems like a great deal on a functional business computer with an option for light gaming with the 1030.
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jg123 wrote: It arrives on July 13th, so trying to plan ahead. But yes, looks like I will just wait and see. Someone jumped in the Hot Deals thread and said something about the wrong number of pins for a video card....so who knows. I hope it works out because it seems like a great deal on a functional business computer with an option for light gaming with the 1030.
You might need 2 of these then -> https://www.amazon.ca/Express-Graphics- ... 0736L4YKS/. If there are no spare SATA cables then you'll need SATA splitters too -> https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002N2EHVQ/.

Do a Google search for the video card and look at the pictures on the manufacturer's website. That should tell you what you need. Then just open up your computer and take a look.
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ds2chan wrote: You might need 2 of these then -> https://www.amazon.ca/Express-Graphics- ... 0736L4YKS/. If there are no spare SATA cables then you'll need SATA splitters too -> https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002N2EHVQ/.

Do a Google search for the video card and look at the pictures on the manufacturer's website. That should tell you what you need. Then just open up your computer and take a look.
Thanks, the 1030 does not use a power from the motherboard (I am pretty sure), I see there are four SATA port connections on the motherboard, so hopefully there is power for the extra SSD I bought. Now that I think about it I wonder if the PCI SSD that comes with it will block my video card from going in....

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