And this is why I put the question to the masses! I completely mixed up volts and watts and was figuring things all wrong. OK, so now that I know this would work and be just fine, I can start trying to get some parts together to get ready for this build once the case comes out!
As always, you guys are all AWESOME!!!! This is why I love OCN!! I threw a post up there (sounding like a dumb@$$) and you all were cool about it, got me my answer, explained how I can correctly figure out the number of fans per channel and move on. Thanks a lot, all, you have all been really helpful!!
OK, actually, this made me think...Right now I have a Scythe Kaze Master (HERE
) as my fan controller, and it has served me just fine, but I had a thought. The Kaze can handle 12W / channel, so really, I could keep it, run no more than 5 fans per channel (2.16w * 5 = 10.8w) and be just fine! So really, I don't even have to worry about upgrading my fan controller unless I decide to go with more fans. Also, if I swap out the case fans (i.e. fans not on a rad), I can switch to Corsair's AF fans (which are only 1.56W each) and use up to 7 of them on one channel.
OK, off to play with numbers and see what I want to do!!
Thanks again for the help, all!!!!Edited by WonderMutt - 1/25/13 at 7:10am