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My motherboard only has 2 controllers for fans. Does this mean that even if I get a fan controller, I can only control 2 fans?
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No, a fan controller is a stand-alone product. It won't tie into the motherboard in any way. It will have input power provided from the PSU, and the fans will connect directly to the controller.
 
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post #3 of 8
No, as the fan controller is separate to the fan headers on your motherboard. E.g. you can use a 5 channel fan controller no worries.
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post #4 of 8
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Ok sweet thanks, because I got 4 of these:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...6%28ME%29.aspx

and this fan controller

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-808-_-Product

Do I need to buy any extra cables?
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post #5 of 8
Should come with everything.

Plug a molex into the controller for power and the fans directly into the controller.

You may have to keep the CPU fan attached to the mobo. An old rig of mine wouldn't post without having it attached.
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post #6 of 8
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Thanks guys. I'll leave the CPU one for sure.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Thanks guys. I'll leave the CPU one for sure.
It's up to you.

In my current rig, I have the CPU cooling fan attached to the controller...
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
It's up to you.

In my current rig, I have the CPU cooling fan attached to the controller...
I left my CPU fans attached to the mobo, but I let the mobo regulate the fan speed based on CPU temps instead of running it full speed all the time. It's silly, I know, but I do try to use the energy efficient features whenever possible.
 
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