How many fans can you plug into the Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard? You know, like case fans.
1 x CPU fan connectors for smart DC/PWM mode control
1 x CPU optional fan connector
3 x Chassis fan connectors
So thats connectors for 3 case fans, correct? And is this some sort of adapter that lets you connect say 4 case fans? And will this fan work with that motherboard? I already know it will fit in the case https://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050003ww And thanks for the quick reply!
Yep there's 3 case fans headers, but you theoretically could use the optional CPU fan header. And yes, there are fan splitters on the market, I think the highest is 8 way. And yes that fan will work
Thanks, sorry to bother you, but is this what you ment by the fan splitter? http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Sleeved-Splitter-CPF01/dp/B00B46XKKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399512245&sr=8-1&keywords=fan+splitter
Yep although that's only 2 way. There's also powered splitters, once you get into more than that. Since each motherboard header is only 1 amp if I remember correctly, some splitters have a molex connector to run the fans off of.
Alright thanks for your help. I ended up going with these as gpu coolers on the case. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RESG7G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
You may want to consider the replacement to the MAXIMUS VI HERO with the new MAXIMUS VII HERO.
It adds an additional fan header for a total of 6 ( 2 CPU ) and 4 CHA. In addition new for this generation is PWM output so you can put a PWM splitter on any header to extend more fans but have them be controlled by the motherboard. In addition you can map the temperature input of each header to different locations outside of just the CPU. Overall the fan controls and connectivity were excellent on Z87 but for Z97 they are really awesome especially if you have a focus on having the most flexibility in how to setup and control your fans.
Hope this helps.
I just checked out the board, and it has some very nice features. Diffidently getting that!
Awesome glad i could help.