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Building a new system, have a few questions.

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January 31, 2014 1:09:06 PM

So I am building a new system (specs are listed below)and I have a few questions.

Question 1: I was hoping to run the 3 included 140mm fans, in addition to 2 additional 120mm fans on the bottom, and the h100i cpu cooler. I was wondering if my motherboard would support all these fans, and if not, what can I buy in addition to use these fans.

Question 2: I do not know much about the internal fan control of the motherboard. Would it be better to get a fan controller for the front of my case? If so, which one do you recommend.

Question 3: I was just wondering if you could critique my build (put it together on my own, first build ever, etc) and offer me some suggestions.

Thank you very much in advance.




PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate 600 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.01 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.01 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell ST2321L 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Dell ST2321L 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1002.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 16:04 EST-0500)

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a b V Motherboard
January 31, 2014 8:09:27 PM

1. No, sadly your motherboard cannot control that many fans. You can try using a fan controller eg. NZXT sentry/sentry mix 2, bitfenix recon, etc.
2. Check answer 1 for what I recommend. For internal fan control for some of them, you can adjust it in the settings menu.
3. I have a very similar build, just different companies. My build is an i7-4770k, maximus vi formula, vengeance pro 8Gb DDR3-2133MHz, Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB, Western Digital Black 2TB, EVGA GTX 780Ti, Corsair 750D, Corsair AX 760i, and a custom cooling loop for my CPU, motherboard, and GPU. I can safely say your build is going to be very good. :) 

4. BONUS: This is what I recommend you change: switch to a samsung 840 EVO 120GB. A bit more expensive, but MUCH better performing, reliability, and capacity.
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February 1, 2014 6:57:39 AM

Awesome thank you so much for the advice. I will get a controller for that then. As I upgrade periodically, I want to move from HDD to SSD so my next SSD is going to be around 800 dollars haha.
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a b V Motherboard
February 1, 2014 3:05:39 PM

0.0 800 USD for an SSD? The Samsung 840 EVO 1Tb is the fastest, best SSD you can buy and it's under 600 USD.
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February 1, 2014 5:43:10 PM

Haha yep. Woops. For some reason I assumed it was 800. Will definitely be getting one of them.
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