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I'm building a rig with an Antec 12 and an ASRock MB. The case has 1 top fan, 3 front fans and 2 rear fans. Using a Noctua HSF with 2 fans on it. What is the best way to plug them all in? The MB has 2 CPU Fan plugs at the top of the MB, one Chasis Fan plug on the right side and the other 2 are at the bottom. Like in this pic


So the delima is pluging in everything. What is a good way to do that? Just buy a sata HUB and call it quits?
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How you power the fans depends on whether or how you want to control their speeds.

Some of the fan headers on the motherboard will control the speed of the fan(s) connected to then based on CPU temperature.
Some of the fan headers on the motherboard will run the fan(s) at full speed all the time.
See your motherboard Owner's Manual to determine which is which.

You could also buy a fan controller. But there are many different ways different fan controlers control the speeds of the fans connected to them. Some are just manual control (a knob or slider)
Some are just voltage control and some are PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control.
Some have temperature sensors that you can put where to want them and then the controller will use that temperature to control fan speed.

So, what is it that you want to accomplish?
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

How you power the fans depends on whether or how you want to control their speeds.

Some of the fan headers on the motherboard will control the speed of the fan(s) connected to then based on CPU temperature.
Some of the fan headers on the motherboard will run the fan(s) at full speed all the time.
See your motherboard Owner's Manual to determine which is which.

You could also buy a fan controller. But there are many different ways different fan controlers control the speeds of the fans connected to them. Some are just manual control (a knob or slider)
Some are just voltage control and some are PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control.
Some have temperature sensors that you can put where to want them and then the controller will use that temperature to control fan speed.

So, what is it that you want to accomplish?
Building it for someone else. It will be overclocked so the fans will probably just run full speed all the time
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Originally Posted by MIGhunter View Post

Building it for someone else. It will be overclocked so the fans will probably just run full speed all the time
But that's pointless.
Anyway, this entirely depends on what fans you'll be using. Voltage vs. PWM control and how much current they're rated for.
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There are some fans that will sound as loud as a vacuum cleaner at full speed and there are others that will be totally inadequate even at their highest speed.

If you'd like some help we''ll have to know a little more about your project.
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Originally Posted by Loladinas View Post

But that's pointless.
Anyway, this entirely depends on what fans you'll be using. Voltage vs. PWM control and how much current they're rated for.
Sorry, that was misleading. I mean that it will probably be the normal profiles. I didn't mean that they would run full throttle all the time.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

There are some fans that will sound as loud as a vacuum cleaner at full speed and there are others that will be totally inadequate even at their highest speed.

If you'd like some help we''ll have to know a little more about your project.
It's an Antec 1200 case with 6 fans plus the 2 from the HSF. I don't plan on changing out the fans. I was just trying to figure out plugging it all in. The HSF came with a y-splitter. The MB has 2 CPU fan plugs at the top of the board. I was thinking of using the y splitter and plugging in the HSF to one of those and then the top case fan to the other one. Then the 3 front case fans, I was going to use the 3 chasis fan plugs since they are on the bottom right of the MB. It's really the back case fans that are a problem. I was thinking about using a splitter to plug them into the pwr_fan or connecting them to a sata plug from the PSU.
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIGhunter View Post

Sorry, that was misleading. I mean that it will probably be the normal profiles. I didn't mean that they would run full throttle all the time.
It's an Antec 1200 case with 6 fans plus the 2 from the HSF. I don't plan on changing out the fans. I was just trying to figure out plugging it all in. The HSF came with a y-splitter. The MB has 2 CPU fan plugs at the top of the board. I was thinking of using the y splitter and plugging in the HSF to one of those and then the top case fan to the other one. Then the 3 front case fans, I was going to use the 3 chasis fan plugs since they are on the bottom right of the MB. It's really the back case fans that are a problem. I was thinking about using a splitter to plug them into the pwr_fan or connecting them to a sata plug from the PSU.
If you plan on using splitters make sure your mobo can supply the current. Look at the back of the fans to see how much current they're rated for, motherboard fan headers usually can supply 1 amp.
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