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How do i add more fans, I currently have 4 in there but I have another 3 to put it? My motherboard is a 990-fxa-ud3 gigabyte
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Anyone?
post #3 of 16
Do you have a fan controller?

One like THIS (NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controlle)

Plug that in, hook it up via a molex cable, plug all your 3 or 4 pin fans power cables into the back of it. Manual control smile.gif

that particular one has 5 connections for 5 fans smile.gif
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You can use fan controllers. I wouldn't bother with NZXT controllers i've heard of the heatsinks falling off from the PCB because of crappy thermal glue etc. I would go with Aerocool or bitfenix controllers. But the absolute best of the best would be Aquaero 6 controller thumb.gif

Also, always adding just more fans is not the best option. Would you like us to help you get optimal cooling in your case, can you tell more about your fan and cooling setup? smile.gif
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You can use fan controllers. I wouldn't bother with NZXT controllers i've heard of the heatsinks falling off from the PCB because of crappy thermal glue etc. I would go with Aerocool or bitfenix controllers. But the absolute best of the best would be Aquaero 6 controller thumb.gif

Also, always adding just more fans is not the best option. Would you like us to help you get optimal cooling in your case, can you tell more about your fan and cooling setup? smile.gif

he makes a good point. PC ventilation isn't just handled by the fans inside, but the positioning of the case within your room and an effective airflow.

What case do you have?
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What case do you have? Also what size fans do you have? That also makes a big difference. Mine came with three 240mm and one 140mm. If you have something along those lines you're probably already pretty solid on air flow. Are you unhappy with certain temps in your PC? You never mentioned why you wanted more fans.
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post #7 of 16
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The case is a cool master haf

Well the front case fan came with it which is pre build but the other 2 fans are kinder cheap fans and they are for my rad. I also have a fan at the top which is also cheap lol Brought 2 new NZXT fans which I want to hook up, might put them on the cooler and one for the side.
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I personally prefer using a PCB like THIS which I just wire to 7v. Connect all your fans and you're good smile.gif
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The fan at the very back needs to be an exhaust fan. Its responsible for pulling out hot air pushed from your CPU and heat raising from the GPUs.

Also, if you want to add fans, buy two colored fans and put them both at the front of the case (right in front of the hard drive cage). That'll pull in cool air from your room and ultimately look cool too lol.
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