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How many case fans does the MSI Z87-G55 motherboard support?

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May 14, 2014 12:03:28 AM

I am currently going to build my first computer, I want to purchase some custom fans and replace them with the stock fans to increase the airflow and reduce fan noise. The fans I am going to use are the Corsair AF120mm and AF140mm Quiet Ed. fans. For the motherboard and the case, I will most likely be using the MSI Z87-G55 motherboard and the NZXT Phantom 410 midi tower case. How many fans will I be able to install and connect to the motherboard?
Many thanks in advance! :) 
May 14, 2014 12:46:54 AM

ThatVietGuy said:
Would a Google search be that hard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (under Specifications) --> 5 fans total (2 CPU fans and 3 system fans)


I just wanted to clear up some confusion, the AF fans have 3-pins, and the motherboard has 3x 4-pins. Should I look for a new motherboard and fans, or just go with it? Thanks for the quick reply, btw :) 
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May 14, 2014 12:48:24 AM

The 4 pin connectors support both 3 pin and 4 pin fans. So yes, the AF120 and AF140 will work fine,
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May 14, 2014 12:50:08 AM

bradsctt said:
The 4 pin connectors support both 3 pin and 4 pin fans. So yes, the AF120 and AF140 will work fine,


Thanks a lot :) 
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