Seeking fan advise for new build

Im near the end of choosing parts for my new build and i have some questions on fans. If i have 8 fans (6 case fans and 2 cpu cooler fans) will i be able to plug them all to my motherboard? Or do i need a fan controller?

Case: Cooler Master Haf X
MoBo: ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6GT

I will fill out the case with fans: 3 x 200mm 1 x 230mm 3 x 120mm (+1 for fan duct)

You need other information just let me know :)
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  1. My advice is to buy a fan controller.
    With this you can controll al your fans Scythe KQ02-BK Kaze Q12 12 Channel Fan Controller - Black http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-KQ02-BK-Kaze-Channel-Controller/dp/B00559FHZY 30$
    The fans from your CPU cooler plug on motherboard in the place for cpu cooler fans.
    For 6 fans :
    Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25 Fan Controller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998077
    ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999171
  2. You will need a PWM Y-Cable for your two CPU cooler fans. That MB doesn't have a second CPU power connector...
    12" 4pin - $4

    As sosfm suggested the Scythe fan controller would be fine. The 8 channel is probably sufficient though.
    Scythe 8 channel - $25
  3. sadams04 said:
    You will need a PWM Y-Cable for your two CPU cooler fans. That MB doesn't have a second CPU power connector...
    12" 4pin - $4


    Im pretty sure it comes with the V6GT. I think i will go with the Scyther Kaze Master Pro, really like the fact that it will warn me in case of overheating or fan failure as its my first time using a fan controller and i dont want to overheat the system because i set the RPMs to low. And thanks for the advice, really nice to be able to get when building a computer for the first time :)
  4. The CPU cooler fan plug on the motherboard where is his place and the case fans use with an fan controller.
  5. sosofm said:
    The CPU cooler fan plug on the motherboard where is his place and the case fans use with an fan controller.


    ...um. What?
  6. the cpu fan(s) should be plugged into the cpu fan slot(s)

    all other fans you have the option of using the mb slots, direct plug in to molex or using a fan controller.

    with 6 case fans (120mm?) having the fanspeed set on low should be fine.
  7. ssddx said:
    the cpu fan(s) should be plugged into the cpu fan slot(s)

    all other fans you have the option of using the mb slots, direct plug in to molex or using a fan controller.

    with 6 case fans (120mm?) having the fanspeed set on low should be fine.


    Its the HAF X. 3x200mm, 1x230mm, 2x120mm. :)
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