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3 case fans - plug into motherboard or power supply?

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July 13, 2012 4:58:58 PM

I just completed my first build last night, and everything booted up successfully.

My question is regarding the 3 case fans in my Cooler Master Storm Enforcer. (2 x 200mm CM Megaflow fans & 1 120mm fan)

Right now I have them ALL plugged into my Asus p8z77-v lk motherboard. Now I'm slightly worried that I should have plugged the 2 200mm fans directly into the PSU instead.

Please chime in if you think I should leave them in the motherboard, or it's safer to go right into the PSU.

Thank You!

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July 13, 2012 5:23:06 PM

All depends on the end user. If your motherboard allows, you can actually control the speed of the fans on your motherboard. By plugging it into the psu, the fan will just go at full speed.
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July 13, 2012 5:34:24 PM

1 in mobo and 2 toPSU .. ran full speed alway's cool
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a b V Motherboard
July 13, 2012 7:41:06 PM

Either way will work, But plugging them into the PSU will make the fans spin at full rpm, while hooked into the mobo you can control the fan speedsif the mobo allows it as said above.
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July 16, 2012 2:32:13 PM

Best answer selected by jsjoe3030.
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