Do I need fan headers?

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-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sharkoon-vs3-v-black-chrome-atx-mid-tower-case-w-o-psu-usb-30-120mm-fan or http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-k-280-black-mid-tower-performance-case-w-o-psu I haven't decided

PSU:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2

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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  1. 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)
  2. 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?
  3. One example:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200499

    At your link, they are positioned along the bottom of the pic they show.
  4. thanks im going to try to find an adapter that i can get in Britain how many fans can my motherboard support?
  5. I would feel safe with two per fan header, using splitters, and bunches of fans on your PSU.
  6. think that's what ill go with. thanks for your help.
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