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 scottiemedic a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPush & pull CPU fan setup.2 fans with diferrent max CFM air flow. Which fan should be doing the pushing? Forum SolvedBitfenix Prodigy: 4 case fans / 1 Cpu cooler > Only 2 fan headers. How to connect them? Forum How much Case fans can I connect to M5A99FX Pro R2.0 and how much to M5A97 LE R2.0? Forum SolvedHow many case fans should I get? Forum SolvedBest ASUS Z87-PRO Setup with 1 CPU Fan and 7 Case Fans Forum SolvedMobo has 2 fan ports, case comes with 5 fans HELP Forum SolvedHow should i arrange my Case fans for maximum cooling! And Quietness! Forum SolvedHow should i arrange my Case fans for maximum cooling! And Quietness! Forum SolvedWhat CPU Cooler/Case fans should I get? Forum SolvedHow should I mount my case fans + water cooler fans? Forum SolvedHow should i place my case fans? Forum Solved3 case fans, one case fan header on motherboard - How should I hook it up? Forum SolvedHow should I connect my case fans? Forum Solved2 small fans in the back of the case 1 big fan on the top which should be air in and which out Forum SolvedWill 2 exhaust case fans help at all with CPU temps Forum SolvedPower 2 case fans from CPU_FAN2? Forum How many case fans should I have? Forum 3 case fans, but only 2 non cpu fan plugs. fan controller makes no sense Forum How should I set up my case fans with a H110 rad on the side? Forum How to setup fans between Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 and Asus Z87-K Mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !