Beginner question about fan connectors on MB

I'm thinking of buying these:
ASUS P8Z77-V LE motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131823 )
COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240 )
Cooler Master 200mm fan ( http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333774089&sr=1-1 )
OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular PSU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051 )

In the Asus motherboard spec, I see
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)

For the Storm Enforcer case, I'm going to put another 200mm fan on the top (see 3rd link). So in the total, my case will have 3 fans (2x 200mm fans (top and front) and 1x 120mm rear). My question is, does the ASUS P8Z77-V LE motherboard has enough ports for all of the case fans + any additional fan the CPU or power supply need?


P.S. This is my first time building a PC.
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  1. The only reason to connect a fan to the motherboard is to control the speed.
    You can connect them directly to the PSU but they'll run at max speed all the time which can be a problem due to the noise
  2. akxpckwb said:
    The only reason to connect a fan to the motherboard is to control the speed.
    You can connect them directly to the PSU but they'll run at max speed all the time which can be a problem due to the noise


    Thanks. Ok, I'm planning to use the OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular PSU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051 ). Are the "6 x 4-pin Peripheral" (in the PSU spec) for fans?
  3. there called molex connectors. most cd and drives now are sata and use those small sata power plugs.
    there are cables like these
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13548/cab-464/Akasa_Flexa_FP5_PWM_5-Way_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CBFA03-45.html?tl=g2c251s274

    that you can connect one or more fan to a power supply molex and then control them from one mb header.
  4. smorizio said:
    there called molex connectors. most cd and drives now are sata and use those small sata power plugs.
    there are cables like these
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13548/cab-464/Akasa_Flexa_FP5_PWM_5-Way_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CBFA03-45.html?tl=g2c251s274

    that you can connect one or more fan to a power supply molex and then control them from one mb header.

    Wouldn't that draw a lot more power from the MB, which would increase the chance of other MB parts to fail?
  5. Fans draw very little power so it's doubtful that it will cause problems.
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