I have a quick question on fan support for my build.
I am using a Phantom 410 case, a Maximus VI Hero Mobo, and and H100i CPU Cooler
I am also planning on OverClocking (This is My Second Build-First Attempt at OC)
I hear that Corsair Link is problematic, and I would prefer to use the Motherboard Fan Controls and more specifically, AISuite III and the Four Way Optimization/Fan Xpert (as it's my first OC)- Which I hear works as long as you don't install any other software related to hardware controls and monitoring.
The problem I have is that my motherboard supports 5 total fan connections. I am planning on running a total of 7 fans in the configuration pic below. (Green: Intake; Red: Exhaust; Blue: Size in mm).
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The top exhaust fans will be in push config with the H100i Rad on top of the case. All fans are NZXT other than the corsairs up top. The rear & bottom 120's came with the case, as did the 140 near the graphics card. The Front intake, and side intake 140's are a slightly higher quality model from NZXT.
The H100i will use the CPU Fan and CPU OPT on the Mobo- so I have 3 connections still available. ( I assume- see #4 below)
1) Can I use the Y adapters on two pairs of fans to reduce the connections down to 5 total?
2) What are the rules for using Y adapters other than voltage? (all fan connectors on the board are 4 pin and support 1 Amp- so I should be fine there)
3) Should I wire two of the 140's and two of the 120's together? I think it would work fine for the 140's as the additional ones are same Make & Model. Same for the 120's other than one is bottom intake, the other is rear exhaust.
4) Can I wire the two corsair PWM fans together with a 4 pin y adapter?
5) Are there any advantages/ disadvantages to questions 2,3, and 4?
I also attached some quick math and I will be running about 30 CRM of negative pressure on full blast if my math is right. The 410 has a removable drive cage but I need that and so that's why I went with two 140's in sequence in front and why I felt I might need a side/ bottom intake as well.
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Sorry for writing a novel here and thanks for any advice or suggestions you guys could provide.