My case has three fans but my mobo only has one connector on it....(well two but one won't fit) My questions are do the fans need to be plugged into the mobo to work? If so then sense I only have one connector out of the three fans (front, side, back) which one should I have pluged in for best results? Thanks!
Connecting to the PSU provides for fan speeds of 100%. MoBos designed to hit lower budget price points provide for limited fan speed control.
Hi end MoBos that I have used provide as many as 8 fan connectors. This allows you to connect the fans to the MoBo and have BIOS or software regulate fan speed according to measured component temperatures.
Another alternative is a fan controller such as the NZXT Sentry 2.