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January 26, 2014 6:44:26 PM

I'm adding a front intake fan on the Thermaltake Armor+ and probably a bottom exhaust. I have a HX Corsair 1000w PSU and it appears the fans are plugged directly into the PSU through an adapter leaving the headers on the motherboard, which is an ASRock Z87 Extreme 4, wide open. Question is will I be able to power additional fans using the headers on the motherboard since they're unoccupied or what will I need to do?

Also my rear exhaust fan is going out and I'm having difficult figuring out where it would be plugged into on the PSU because I plan on replacing it tomorrow, any ideas?

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January 26, 2014 6:51:13 PM

As long as you don't have fans that suck up ridiculous wattage, you should be fine populating as many motherboard fan headers as you would like. Where things can become an issue is when you put tons of splitters on your motherboard headers, but that doesn't sound like what you're doing.
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January 26, 2014 6:53:17 PM

No I just plan on adding another 140mm in the front and a 120mm or 140mm on the bottom for exhaust. Thanks for answering the first part though! You have reduced my stress level!

Anyone have an answer to part 2? You and Conlan will have made my night.
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January 26, 2014 7:05:22 PM

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Also my rear exhaust fan is going out and I'm having difficult figuring out where it would be plugged into on the PSU because I plan on replacing it tomorrow, any ideas?

There are essentially two possibilities as to where your exhaust fan is plugged in. Either it is plugged into a motherboard header, or it is plugged into a molex connector on your power supply (It would not be on the block, but one of the cables leading out). I would say you should just run your fingers down the wire to wherever it is plugged in if you are having a hard time spotting where it is plugged in with your eyes.
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January 26, 2014 7:11:31 PM

It's not plugged into the motherboard, every fan header is unused so it's plugged into an adapter somewhere.
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