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4 fans & 1 controller - Which way to go?

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July 22, 2010 6:14:37 PM

So I'm building my first computer and one thing I didn't expect was having to juggle fan controllers. So now I have a case with four fans (120mm rear exhaust, 140mm top exhaust, 140mm front intake w/LED, 230mm side intake w/LED, case can be viewed here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and a mobo with only one chassis fan controller (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

I read that stringing together too many fans can fry the motherboard, so my question is which fan(s) do you think would be best served being connected to the motherboard's fan controller?

If you have other suggestions / solutions I'm interested. I'm not interested in buying a separate fan controller because right now I have no fans going into the controller and it suits me just fine, but I figure I might as well get the most out of the available motherboard features. Thanks for the help!

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July 22, 2010 7:26:43 PM

Those cases use fans with 4 pin molex hard drive power connectors, doesn't look like you'll be plugging any of them into the motherboard.
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July 22, 2010 7:29:19 PM

... danm, should of looked, ^ you are absolutely right!
July 22, 2010 7:37:27 PM

delluser1 said:
Those cases use fans with 4 pin molex hard drive power connectors, doesn't look like you'll be plugging any of them into the motherboard.


ah, well then there's that...
suppose that's the end of that discussion
thanks for the help guys!
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