Originally Posted by Blanco111
I am getting the Corsair AX1200i power supply. The PSU has something called Link that's supposed to enable controlling fan speeds. If I connect the fans to the front fan controller, and the front fan controller connects to the PSU via molix cable, will I be able to control the case fans with the Link software even though they are connected to the front fan controller?
Install the corsair link software, but don't use it to control your fans. and make sure it doesnt start with OS.
It is interesting to view the power draw by the PSU during different load conditions (in the power display of corsair link software), so you can see how little and how many watts your computer is using during different tasks. But this isn't going to change much, so once you've seen what it draws at idle, and what it draws under full load (cpu + gpu intensive benchmarking), and maybe during gaming sessions, you will have the info you need. and you will probably never need to run that program again.
It is constantly monitoring, therefor using system resources, so why waste them.
Your motherboard and bios will watch your fans for you.
Also, i stand by the fact that in terms of case fans, you only need 1 speed, maybe 2 for winter/summer. Let the mobo control your cpu fan speeds in different load conditions.
Other than that, i don't think you need to focus too heavily on controlling your fans, just set them and forget them and use your computer!!