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running 4x 3 pin fans off 1 motherboard socket

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Thread Starter 
Quick question,

On the Bitfenix Prodigy, I want to run 4 120mm fans in push pull on the front rad but there is only one fan header on the mobo. If I plug my Corsair SP120s, which are 3 pin, into a splitter and then all into that one header will the motherboard be able to control the fan speed/ will I be able to control the fan speed via bios? I want to know because I want the rig to be silent.

Before anyone suggests it I can't fit a fan controller as I am removing the 5.25" bay to fit the rad and I will be filling all of the PCI slots on the back. any suggestions??

Cheers
post #2 of 3
Do you know how much Watts your header can take? You can probably check this from your Motherbard User Manual

voltage(V) x current(A) = watts(W)


You Corsair AP120s are 0.18A each





so 12V * 0.18A = 2,16W each


8.64W if you have 4 fans.


In Motherboard User manual. (In my case. its written like this (Rapmage IV extreme))


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Quad Damage
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4930k @ 4.6Ghz Asus Rampage IV Extreme (Koolance Full WB) 2 x GTX 1080ti FE in SLI (EK WATERBLOCK) Corsair Dominator GT 2133 MHz (16GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3 TB Seagate OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Crucial M4 128GB ADATA SX900 128GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RIVE Koolance Waterblock (VRM and PCH) Feser X-Changer 360 Feser X-Changer 240 Feser X-Changer 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
WaterCool MoRA3 Pro with Gentle Typhoon 3 x MCP 655 pumps (With EK top...all serial) 2 x EK FC 1080ti Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q (3440x1440 @100hz) CrossOver 27Q Led-P Logitech G15 EVGA SuperNova 1600T2 (Titanium) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian Heavily Modded Logitech G700 RocketFish Speed/Control M-audio AV-40 (Logitech G-35) 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Okay the motherboard is the ASRock Z77E-ITX board but my apogee drive ii will be plugged into the CPU fan header so I don't know whether it wil work on the chasis fan one, also whether I will be able to control the speed?
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