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Need Some Help with Case Fan Connections

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Hey guys, new member.

I need a little help deciding on how to proceed with my first PC build.

I've got a Corsair Carbide 300R case, Seasonic M12II 620W PSU and a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H mobo.

I've got 4x140mm fans, 1x120mm and a CM 212 Evo CPU cooler.

The problem is that the mobo only supports 3 case fans.

As far as I see it I have 3 options:

1. Get a fan controller and plug all the fans into it

2. Get the Akasa Fan Splitter Cable (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_PWM_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CB002.html)

3. Plug each fan into a splitter cable connected to the mobo (3 fan splitters would be needed). Like these ones: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-3-Y-Adapter-Splitter-3-pin-PC-Case-Fan-Power-Cable-/160894102788?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item2576092d04

One thing I definitely need is 'automatic' fan speed. I don't want to constantly have to adjust something manually to suit the current cpu load.

I've got 5 fans plus the cpu cooler at the moment but the case supports two more 140mm fans if I choose to get them. I would at least like the option in the future to be able to put two more fans in with no problems or extra hardware needed. Right now I'm thinking of going with the Akasa and 2 1-to-2 fan cable splitters that would allow for the maximum fans to be used and for each fan to be on auto. Does the Asaka prevent or hinder overclocking in any way? Is it in general a good product?

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Thread Starter 
One thing I forgot to ask is about the amperage. Will two 140mm case fans connected to a single fan header (via a splitter) push the boundaries of safe electrical current?
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