8 months ago
Alright guys, so I am in the middle of building my first computer. I have just over half of the components, and two I've decided on but haven't purchased yet. The last thing I need to pick and purchase are case fans. My brain is full now and I just can't wrap my head around what the best combination for my pc is. So here's what you need to know.
I have the Fractal Design Focus G Case which comes with two Fractal Design Silent Series with White LED fans in the front which (as far as I can tell) can NOT be moved because they don't have the correct mounting screws to put anywhere else. The screws mount to the specific setup in the front of the case (please correct me if I am wrong). My original plan was to move them to the top as exhaust, and put new fans in the front (maybe something with RGB for some color in my build) -- but now if I want that I think I'll have to replace all the fans. The other option is to just purchase the same fans separately for exhaust and hope that they come with the right hardware. Because I am kind of matchy matchy and certain combinations will annoy me.
Next concern. There are three(?) 4 pin connectors for fans on my motherboard (the ASRock X470 Master SLI/AC.) So am I going to need a splitter? Do I connect to the PSU? Or do I get a fan controller? I'm assuming I won't want directly to the PSU because I don't want them to run at 100% all the time. I just don't know which option will work best for what I want. Then if I do get RGB fans.. what else do I need to consider. What connections do I need.. will I be able to control them the way I want.
So yeah. Overwhelmed with fan nonsense. I don't know why this is the hardest part for me xD but any help would be appreciated.
I am also trying to keep it to $100 CAD for the entire fan solution - whatever it may be.
Thanks in advance! Links below. Let me know if you need any more information.