Understanding CPU Fan Headers – Where do you plug in?

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Confused about which CPU fan header to use when building your computer? Need to know where to plug that AIO into the motherboard? Have more than one on your motherboard and are not sure which to use? We aim to clear up the confusion about the different CPU fan headers including CPU_FAN, PUMP_FAN, CPU_OPT, and other headers when you build your PC.

We have done a few videos on installing AIO CPU cooling solutions and we have gotten a lot of questions about where to plug in the pump or cooler. Many motherboards have different headers and often it is not clear which is best to use. Should you use the CPU_FAN instead of PUMP_FAN? How about the CPU_OPT? What are the differences between ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte motherboards? We take a few minutes in this video to hopefully clear things up.

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