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Fan connecting to motherboard problem

chang2

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Hi

I'm in the process of building my first custom PC.

I think I got a problem with my case (ANTEC Nine Hundred Two) having too many fans and my Motherboard (ASUS P5QC) doesn't have enough connectors for it.

Here are the links for the specs of the Case and Motherboard.
Case: CIPC - L'endroit par excellence pour un pc de haute performance
Motherboard: P5QC-ASUS P5QC S.775 INTEL P45/ICH10R ATX 1PCIE X16 DDR2X4 DDR3X2-MOTHERBOARDS-COMPONENTS- SOHODIFFUSION.COM

If anyone could check for me if there's enough connectors for the fans that come with my case (not including the 2 optional ones)

It'll be great if you can tell me what I should look for on the motherboard spec that tells me if I got enough connectors for the fans.
 

Arinoth

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You know you don't have to have every single fan connected to the motherboard. You could have them left stock speeds connected to the PSU or you could buy a 5.25" bay fan controller as well
 

chang2

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thnx for the reply, im really new at this.

If I understand,
I can connect the fans straight to the Power Supply instead of the motherboard?
What's the advantage of having it connected to the MB?
 

Arinoth

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Some fans may not even have the connector to motherboard. The advantage of having them connected to the motherboard or a fan controller is that you can control the fan speed, speed it up if you want more cooling, speed it down if you want it more silent. If they are just connected to the power supply they run stock speed and that's about it.
 

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