I'm building a new system (Please bear in mind that this is my second time building a PC so apologies for any noobness in the following statement) and I need your help in regards to installing case fans and managing them.
Here's my i5 build (Parts ordered, not built yet)CPU:
i5 2500k (Won't be doing any OC / chose 2500k because of onboard HD3000)CPU Cooler:
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (Stock fan will be replaced by Nexus Silent fans)Motherboard:
Asrock Z68 Pro3Case:
Fractal Define R3 Ram:
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3HDD1:
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200RPM (OS drive)HDD2:
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB 5400RPM (Storage drive)HDD Vibration Silencer:
Nexus Doubletwin HDD Mount absorberPSU:
Seasonic X-650 80Plus Gold 650W (overkill now, but will prob need more power for 7000series GPU)GPU:
none (Plan on installing an ATI 7000 series as soon as it's released; possibly 7950)Case Fans:
Nexus Real Silent 120mm Fans (5 Pack)
I need your advice on two things,
1. Nexus Real Silent 120mm fans will come in 5 units. I am thinking of using 3 for the case fans and the other 2 for the CPU fans. (2 x front intake, 1 x rear exhaust, 2 x push/pull config for the Coolermaster 212+ heatsink for the R3 case) - The question is how/where will I connect them? To make my cabling management easier, will I connect 2 x CPU fans to PSU and 3 case fans to the motherboard? Do I need a splitter? Will you give me any advice with regard to this?
2. I want my system to monitor temps and control the fan speed accordingly. I don't want the fans to run at the default 1000rpm all the time, but at the same time, I do not wish to monitor temps and adjust fan speed via a fan controller. I'd rather my system handle all of this. How will I be able to achieve this? I assume that if I connect 2 x CPU fans to the PSU, I won't be able to achieve this. Does it mean that I need to somehow find a way to connect all the fans to the Asrock Z68 motherboard? Any other solution?
Thanks for any advice in advance,