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Do I need fan headers?

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February 1, 2013 5:39:40 PM

Hi, I'm building a PC and wondering if the motherboard that I am looking at can power the fans.

MOBO: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-b75a-g43-intel-b75-s...(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sharkoon-vs3-v-black-chr... or http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-k-280-black... I haven't decided

PSU:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...

Might get another 120mm fan. Will i be able to power the fans from the motherboard or can I power them from the psu, I aren't bothered about them running at max speed or monitoring them.

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a b V Motherboard
February 1, 2013 6:24:59 PM

It looks like you have two fan headers other than your CPU fan header.

You could put a splitter on each of those two for 4 fans.

You could also connect to your PSU. (May need an adapter though)
February 1, 2013 6:35:05 PM

what sort of adapter do i need?

Also where abouts on the board are the two fan headers, I know where the cpu fan connector is but I can't see the others?
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February 1, 2013 7:06:46 PM

thanks im going to try to find an adapter that i can get in Britain how many fans can my motherboard support?
a b V Motherboard
February 1, 2013 7:09:02 PM

I would feel safe with two per fan header, using splitters, and bunches of fans on your PSU.
February 1, 2013 8:02:00 PM

think that's what ill go with. thanks for your help.
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