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I don't think that is using PSU power, and you don't want 6 fans powered from one header. You want something like this that uses power from the PSU and just has the PWM signal connection to the mobo header.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/silverstone-cpf04-1-to-8-pwm-fan-hub-black.html

But you will still need software to control it, so either the Asus AI Suite or Speedfan.

This doesnt work with Fan Xpert. I tried it.

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Why not, what are the problems with it? I've never tried the two together so I'm curious.

They just ran at 12v always, The motherboard never took control of them.

This is the one I used, powered by sata and plugged into the CPU socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7B446G3570&cm_re=fan_hub-_-11-999-309-_-Product

Umm, isn't that the same one I linked? lol
 
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Umm, isn't that the same one I linked? lol
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Few people have mentioned BIOS or Software solutions. Personally I like my fan control separate from the system itself.

Im using the NZXT sentry 3, touch screen lcd, 5 channels each can handle 3 fans, so 15 fans off the one controller (I have 13 hanging off it across 5 channels). You can group channels so you can control them in one button press, and it has a temp sensor if you want automatic fan speed adjustment (which I don't make use of).

I'd recommend it for it's simplicity, looks and the amount of fans it can handle.
NZXT has released newer fan controllers since then, they might be better, but from exp. I recommend the one I'm using tongue.gif
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