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Hey guys, sorry if you've heard this question before, but I'm a bit confused.

At the moment I have 2 front intake fans, 1 side intake, 1 rear exhaust, 1 top exhaust and 2 cpu heatsink (1 either side). They are all 120mm apart from the top one.

The 3 intakes and 2 cpu and all powered by the PSU, so are running full blast, the 2 exhausts came with the case and each have a 3 speed switch for low, medium and high. The 2 cpu ones are good fans and are really quiet, but the 3 intakes are crap and are really loud, they are doing my head in, the 2 exhausts are also loud, but not too bad.

So I want to change the 3 intakes and 1 exhaust (I'll leave the 140mm exhaust running on low) for better fans and also want to control them all (apart from the 140). I thought about getting a controller, but it seems to be a lot of cash when I'm wondering if the motherboard can just do it. I have 1 cpu fan connector and 2 chassis fan connectors, so as I want to monitor 6 fans, I was thinking 2 on each.

So that's my question, do you think it's safe for me to do that if I get some 4pin and 3pin splitters? The board manual says "The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA ~ 2000mA (24W max) or a total of 1A ~ 7A (84W max) at +12V."
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black LG DVD Writer Samsung Bluray Reader 4 case fans, PSU fan, 2 heatsink fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Samsung T220 22" TFT Logitech MX 5500 Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution Half Life 2 Auzentech X-Fi Forte 
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