How To Connect RGB Fans To Motherboard?

How To Connect RGB Fans To Motherboard?

This blog post will show you how to connect RGB fans to the motherboard. It is a fairly simple process if you follow the instructions, but it does require some patience and time.

The RGB fans are one of the most sought after additions to any PC build, and for good reason.

Adding these to your system will not only make it look more modern, but they also offer a wide range of benefits that can’t be ignored. 

If you’re looking for an in-depth guide on connecting RGB fans to motherboards then this post is for you!

We’ll cover everything from what type of fan controller you need to how many screws you’ll need so don’t worry if this sounds like gibberish because we’ve got all the info right here! Let’s get started.

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Steps To Connect RGB Fans To Motherboard

You can connect three types of RGB fans to the motherboard:-

  • 3-Pin
  • 4-PIN
  • Motherboard without headers

With a 3-pin and 4 pins fan, you don’t need to buy extra tools because it comes with all the headers.

If your motherboard does not have these connections built-in then make sure that there are some available from the front of the board before installing them on either side so they can be used properly later down the line!

Connecting 3-Pin RGB Fans


The three-pin RGB fan connector has become more popular in recent years.

These fans are simpler and cheaper to purchase, but they produce a lot of noise due to their unconventional design which utilizes only voltage control over LED lights rather than relying on PWM modulation like its 4 pin counterparts do (PWM is the method for controlling brightness).

In addition, note that you can connect the 3-Pin fan with either a 3 Pin header or 4 pin connector on your motherboard. It will function just as well in both cases!

Steps for Installation of 3-pin RGB fans

  • Start with separating the case
  • Make sure to read the manual before proceeding
  • You can easily find the RGB port as the manufacturers label them
  • Now, the fun can begin! The next step is to take out your RGB fans and slide them onto their mounts provided in this kit. Then connect it with headers on a motherboard.
  • Make sure they are connected tightly

Now, the connections are done and it is time to place RGB fans in your case. Place them on either side for a flashy front or rear-view of all those LEDs!

Connecting 4-Pin RGB Fans

RGB Fans

The 4-Pins RGB fans are also called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fans.

Such a device is significantly more powerful and has higher RPM than traditional ones, giving users better control over them as well in regards to noise levels or other functions which might be desired for different applications that require Silence From Your Desk Clicks!

These adaptable devices function quietly without creating any unnecessary distractions from your work environment so you can get down with what matters most – getting things done right away instead of worrying about how much time it takes up just trying not to have anything distract you.

The 4-pin fan can also be connected to a 3 pin header on the motherboard.

However, it will run at full speed when using this method of connection and may cause damage if you don’t connect properly!

Steps for installation of 4-Pin RGB fans:

  • Start by separating the case
  • Again make sure to read the manual
  • As most of the manufacturers now label their slots/ports, you can easily find out what RGB mark it is. It’s written right there on top!
  • Now insert the 4-pin RGB fans connector into your PC’s motherboard.
  • Make sure its connected properly

The connections are now complete. You can either place the RGB fan at the back for a professional look or in front so that your LED lights shine through it and make things more exciting!

Be sure to close uptight when you’re done customizing – don’t want any accidents on these expensive machines, do we?

Connecting RGB fans to motherboard without headers

RGB fans

The way to wire RGB fans without headers is a bit different than the two methods above.

To do this, you need all of your tools in one place and should bring everything with you when connecting them up!

Tools: RGB fan controller that has a four-pin dual connector along with a power cable.

Steps to connect RGB fans to motherboard without headers

  • Open your case
  • Take the 4-pin dual connector .
  • Insert it to the RGB fan’s pin slot cable.
  • After you connect the slot-cable to one end, insert it into its corresponding port on either side of this fan.
  • The controller has a slot for power input (a small one) which can be connected to the cable.
  • The power cable is designed to provide the SATA connection with more than enough juice for all your RGB needs. The additional end slips right into place and connects safely, too!

Now, the connections are made and it’s time for you to plug in your fan! Be sure to close up tightly before turning it on.


Now that you have installed those RGB fans it’s time to enjoy your RGB setup!! You earned it fella. We hope we were able to help you. Thank you for sticking around.


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