Question Antec symphony 360 AIO power cables connection explain


SATA cable goes to SATA power from PSU, the fans connect to a splitter and they in turn connect to a 4pin fan header on your motherboard. Please keep in mind that the ARGB header is different than a fan header. The steps necessary for setting up the AIO in a build are outlined in your AIO's manual. Mind sharing the specs to your build like so, so we can narrow down what connectors you need to eyeing...?

Please list your specs like so:


There are four connections to be made, but the instruction sheet for this system has a couple of fine details wrong, I think. However, as Lutfij has said, telling us exactly what mobo you have - maker and model number - will help to identify where to plug in a couple of things.

The PUMP unit has three things to plug in. One is a wide connector for power. You connect that to a SATA power output connector directly from the PSU for pump power. Then there's a cable with three connectors on its end. Two of these are female with three holes each. ONE of these two will plug into a mobo ARGB header to get power and control of lights in your components. There are two very common styles of 3-pin ARGB headers used on mobos, so you use whichever does fit your header. The third of this trio is a male with 3 pins. Use that to connect to the combined LIGHTING cables from your two rad fans - they have cables that connect to each other.

The last cable from the PUMP is a female (with holes) fan connector. The manual diagram is confusing here because it indicates the cable has 4 wires, but the connector on its end has 3 holes. I'm pretty sure the three holes part is correct. On most AIO systems the design is to have the pump unit run full speed all the time, so the pump is wired just like an older Voltage Controlled fan. When you plug such a device into a mobo fan header that is configured to use the newer PWM Mode of control, that device (in this case, the pump) can only run full speed - there is no way to reduce its speed. So plug this one into the mobo CPU_FAN header. But to be sure this happens, it is important that you go into BIOS Setup for the CPU_FAN header and set its configuration to PWM Mode, not Voltage (aka DC Mode) or Auto. The main reason for plugging this into the CPU_FAN header is that the header also monitors the speed signal from its "fan" - really, its pump here - for FAILURE (no speed signal) and notifies you immediately if that happens. It may even take more drastic steps to protect the CPU from overheating if that happens.

That leaves the last item, where to plug in the rad fans' MOTOR cables. It appears the system comes with a fan Splitter to allow you to connect all the fans' motors to a single mobo fan header. That header needs to be one that uses the temperature sensor inside the CPU chip for reference. The system does all its control of CPU cooling by varying the speed of the rad fans. That is why we need the info on exactly which mobo you have, so we can identify the right way to make this connection.