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Ok i've asked around and am still confused. This motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

I'm planning to get a hyper 212+ and adding another blade master to it. So what i'm wondering is, does the motherboard have enough 4pin's that'll allow me to hook up two fans? I only see a "CPU_FAN1" 4 pin connector above and to the right of the socket, which is for the HSF itself which comes with 1 fan already right? So when I add another fan where do I plug that into the motherboard to power it? There's a "sys fan" near the middle left of the board under the Biostar logo, and there's another "sys fan" at the very bottom. Aren't those for the case fans? The HAF 922 has a rear, top and front fan so if there's only 2 sys_fans avaiable to me is that not enough to power all three and not even enough to add another fan to make the hyper 212+ p/p? Please somebody help clear this up for me.

fan in question
HAF 922
Edited by venomblade - 8/7/11 at 12:06am
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Ok i've asked around and am still confused. This motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

I'm planning to get a hyper 212+ and adding another blade master to it. So what i'm wondering is, does the motherboard have enough 4pin's that'll allow me to hook up two fans? I only see a "CPU_FAN1" 4 pin connector above and to the right of the socket, which is for the HSF itself which comes with 1 fan already right? So when I add another fan where do I plug that into the motherboard to power it? There's a "sys fan" near the middle left of the board under the Biostar logo, and there's another "sys fan" at the very bottom. Aren't those for the case fans? The HAF 922 has a rear, top and front fan so if there's only 2 sys_fans avaiable to me is that not enough to power all three and not even enough to add another fan to make the hyper 212+ p/p? Please somebody help clear this up for me.

fan in question
HAF 922
1) The 212+ comes with one fan only. You can connect that fan to the CPU_FAN1 header of the motherboard. When you add a second fan to the 212+, I suggest you use a fan Y-splitter cable and connect that second fan to the CPU_FAN1 header as well. I have checked the User Manual of the Biostar TP67XE but it does not give any info about ampherage or wattage of its fan headers. But generally, a motherboard fan header supporting two fans is not a problem.

4-pin PWM Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812718001

2) As the HAF922 has three fans but the motherboard has only two SYS_FAN headers, you can use another fan Y-splitter cable to make the front fan and the top fan to go into the same header. It is better to combine these two 200mm fans rather than with the rear 140mm fan because these 2 fans are identical in spec and so their working in sync is better.

3-pin Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189063

3) If it turns out that the motherboard fan headers cannot supply enough juice to drive 2 fans per header, you will have to use a fan controller (usually positioned in a bay drive) to control some or all of these fans.
Edited by windfire - 8/7/11 at 12:30am
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1) The 212+ comes with one fan only. You can connect that fan to the CPU_FAN1 header of the motherboard. When you add a second fan to the 212+, I suggest you use a fan Y-splitter cable and connect that second fan to the CPU_FAN1 header as well. I have checked the User Manual of the Biostar TP67XE but it does not give any info about ampherage or wattage of its fan headers. But generally, a motherboard fan header supporting two fans is not a problem.

4-pin PWM Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812718001

2) As the HAF922 has three fans but the motherboard has only two SYS_FAN headers, you can use another fan Y-splitter cable to make the front fan and the top fan to go into the same header. It is better to combine these two 200mm fans rather than with the rear 140mm fan because these 2 fans are identical in spec and so their working in sync is better.

3-pin Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189063

3) If it turns out that the motherboard fan headers cannot supply enough juice to drive 2 fans per header, you will have to use a fan controller (usually positioned in a bay drive) to control some or all of these fans.
thx so much man for clearing this up, +rep'd. Would this fan y splitter work? I'm thinking of just keeping the hyper 212+ as it is, and if I feel i need it later on then I"ll add another fan. But i do want all my case fans to be working right outta the box so I'll get a splitter for that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812200499

How does this work exactly? Don't the case fans use 3 or 4 pins? So I'm supposed to plug two molex wires in this to create a new 4 pin? I'm confusing myself trying to picture this in my head lol...
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That will make your fan run at full speed all the time.

Go with the Y-adapter windfire linked you earlier, can't go wrong with that.
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you plug the 4 pin splitter cable into the motherboard. and both the fans to the 4 pin splitter cable.

this way, your fans will run at the same speeds and they will use pwm instead of running at full speed (3 pin)
    
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1) The 212+ comes with one fan only. You can connect that fan to the CPU_FAN1 header of the motherboard. When you add a second fan to the 212+, I suggest you use a fan Y-splitter cable and connect that second fan to the CPU_FAN1 header as well. I have checked the User Manual of the Biostar TP67XE but it does not give any info about ampherage or wattage of its fan headers. But generally, a motherboard fan header supporting two fans is not a problem.

4-pin PWM Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812718001

2) As the HAF922 has three fans but the motherboard has only two SYS_FAN headers, you can use another fan Y-splitter cable to make the front fan and the top fan to go into the same header. It is better to combine these two 200mm fans rather than with the rear 140mm fan because these 2 fans are identical in spec and so their working in sync is better.

3-pin Y cable:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189063

3) If it turns out that the motherboard fan headers cannot supply enough juice to drive 2 fans per header, you will have to use a fan controller (usually positioned in a bay drive) to control some or all of these fans.
thx for the edit, that makes so much more sense now. Also, i was told that the fans, like for the hyper 212+ don't HAVE to be on four pin? That 3 pin is enough but without using the 4th pin you can't use a fan controller with them? Is there any truth to this? If so I might just get two 3 pin pwm splitters instead of a 3 and a 4 pin
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