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I need to figure out a solution to control the fans that are going to be in my build. I will end up with 8 fans total, 3 on a 360mm rad, 4 on a 240mm rad, and an exhaust.

I have a Corsair 760T case which as a built-in 2 setting fan controller that comes with 4 separate fan connectors. I have been unable to find what the watts per channel is for the controller, but have found that the 600T was 12w per channel. Should I connect everything using y-splitter to the built-in fan controller using a single y-splitter per connector?

My motherboard is a ASRock Z-87 extreme4 which has:
- 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)

Should I plug 4 into the fan controller and the rest into the motherboard? If so, which motherboard connectors should I use and for which fans?

I have looked into fan controllers, but all my fans are 3 pin and I don't have a free 5.25" bay. The best solution I've really found has been the NZXT Grid+ but I have seen some not so good things about the software that controls the fans.
post #2 of 6
I'm not sure how much power your motherboard can push through the headers, I would look into this and consider possibly a fan splitter. You might be able to split the different radiator fans within different headers of your motherboard and using software like speedfan for custom fan curves.

If this is not an option you can also consider fan controllers that are mounted on the computers chassis where the pci lanes are.
post #3 of 6
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I've been scouring ASRock for the information on the header power capabilities, but I haven't been able to actually find anything. Nothing is even mentioned in the manual, just that the connectors exist. I guess I would technically have enough connectors between the motherboard and the built-in fan controller. The preferred option would be splitting everything on the two speed fan controller.
post #4 of 6
FC5 V3 or V2 is awesome, if youre willing to spend $60-90. I have a ton of somehow unfixable mobo drivers issues so that's why i spent the premium though.
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FC5 V3 or V2 is awesome, if youre willing to spend $60-90. I have a ton of somehow unfixable mobo drivers issues so that's why i spent the premium though.
Have not seen that FC5 V3. I have a feeling I will be purchasing this week biggrin.gif it looks great.
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Have not seen that FC5 V3. I have a feeling I will be purchasing this week biggrin.gif it looks great.

Its great. Basically a V2, but with 2 extra slots, and, allegedly better "cooling" (since a number of prior V2 owners have reported issues with it overheating). Its sleek looking. Only downside (still) is the voltage scaling is ultra sensitive, Moving the knobs by the slightest .5mm results in a 1-2v difference. Doesnt bother me though, if you got steady hands then its perfect.



It is CERTAINLY possible to adjust by .01v, but you really need steady fingers. Ignore all the negative amazon reviews, theyre just inpatient. wink.gif
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