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I just successfully built my first system:

i7 2600k
Noctua d14 heatsink
Asus P8P67 deluxe
Tempest Evo NZXT case
Nvidia Quadro FX 4600
16 GB G skill ram 1600

and I have a question regarding where to plug in all of the fans. I ran out of motherboard spots quickly and started going straight to the power supply instead. I believe that they will run constantly this way and not be managed by the BIOS.

Any advice on where and how to plug in the fans would be appreciated.

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I run all my case fans from the power supply through a fan speed controller, not plugging a single one into the motherboard. When I cooled my cpu with the nh-d14 (before swapping to water cooling), I ran its fans off the psu with no controller involved. It ran at 100% all the time and I /it was fine with that.
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If you want it to be managed by the bios then run as many as you can off the mobo and just run your exhaust fan/s off the PSU.
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Thanks for the answers thus far. Are there any issues with connecting the fans to y connectors so that I can get two fans per mobo plug?
    
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You would have to start looking at the amp rating of the connectors on the board. If it's rated for 2 amps and you have two fans that are rated at 1 amp each then I would get nervous about the draw. A lot of 120mm fans are only about .33 each but you need to leave some head room for startup.
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin;11984391 
If you want it to be managed by the bios then run as many as you can off the mobo and just run your exhaust fan/s off the PSU.
This ^ or fan controller thumb.gif
Btw, you can get Y split adapter and use 2 fans as one in BIOS.
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post #7 of 7
I run all 4 of my fans off the fan controller on my case and the others from the PSU. Looks much neater when it comes to cable management as well biggrin.gif
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