How should I setup 5 case fans with 2 cpu fans? Tags: Heatsinks Cases Connection CPUs Overclocking Last response: March 9, 2012 12:26 AM in Overclocking Share Naota March 8, 2012 10:57:16 PM I've built a PC before but I am still pretty new to it, I'm a little confused on how I can connect so many fans. I got an Aerocool X-Predator case which has enough mounts for 8 case fans, but I will install 5, and has two fan controllers that support up to 3 fans each. The setup I have in mind is: Front: intake, Bottom: intake, Side: intake, Back: out, Top: out. I will be using a Coolermaster 212 Evo HSF (I know I could do better) which will have 2 CPU fans blowing out the back, to overclock an i5-2500k. Thats 5 case fans + 2 cpu fans for 7. I will be using an AsRock Extreme3 or 4 Gen3 Z68 motherboard. I have two questions: 1. How would you set this up? where would you connect which fan to what? 2. I've never used a fan controller before, does it only take 1 power connection? Thanks! More about : setup case fans cpu fans | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove scottiemedic CPUs Authority Overclocking Expert March 9, 2012 12:26:24 AM 1. I'd set it up just like you have it, put the intakes on one controller, outputs on the other. 2. Yes, takes 1 (usually molex) connection to power the controller and then has 3 pin connections for the fans. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>How should I setup 5 case fans with 2 cpu fans?> Related ressources: Forumcase fans setup /airflow!!!!!!!!! ForumHow many case fans do i need ,of which control type and where 2 place? ForumStock fans in a case ? 2.5 " SDD in here? ForumHow should i lay out my case fans ? ForumHow to properly create case fan setup for Haf 912? ForumCPU cooler + GPUFan + 4 case fans = vacuum cleaner? Forum2 radiator fans = higher CPU OC? ForumSplit fan power from mobo header to run 2 case fans ? ForumNo case fans ,closed, 1.4ghz T-Bird, 100% cpu 45c Forumhelp. How should i set these case fans ???? ForumHow much will case fans reduce my CPU /GPU Temps. ForumHow many case fans ? ForumHow many fans should be enough? ForumHow should i set my fans ForumPSU and case fans . ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumNEED HELP WITH OVERCLOCKING ForumNeed some help with water cooling build ForumCase Mod for Internal Radiator Forum[Solved] Not sure what kind of ram i should get. More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !