Originally Posted by Adam182
Thanks for the reply francisw19 that totally helps. So i guess i could get 4 non PWM fans and 2 PWM fans and have control over them all. Is it possible to get some kind of connector to connect 2 fans to one header and just have them both undervolted the same? that way i could just do away with the PWM fans entirely. Also do the fans that are part of the thermal armor have their own headers or will they be taking up two of the headers you mentioned? Thanks again! much appreciated - Adam
Glad to help! You can get splitters for TX3 connections like this one
. Generally, they work pretty good, the only thing you'll have to be careful about is how much current the fans draw. Normally, the fan headers are good for 1A of current (but double-check to be sure with your board!). So check the current on the fans you want to pair up and be sure you're well under 1A to be safe. That said, most standard fans out there are under, say 0.25A, so there's a good chance you'll be OK.
Another direction you can go is using a PWM splitter like this
. The advantage of this is you can control 8 PWM fans altogether from one PWM header and the power is plugged into your PSU instead of pulling from the motherboard. Just food for thought...it's up to you how you want to do it.