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01-21-2023 08:03 AM
I wanted to do a case swap for my pc and plan on adding fans in the future. I was just wondering would this motherboard (hp Hana 8876) be able to support a 9 fan configuration (currently has 2, one exhaust and one cpu cooler) and an rgb hub. will I have to upgrade to a new motherboard to support all these extra fans or does this mobo have enough headers. Or is there a product which can increase the number of fans I can plug in?
01-22-2023 08:44 AM - edited 01-22-2023 08:54 AM
You can easily add fans but you need to use an available 12v power cable and either splitters or hubs
Powered hub with temperature probe, warning bell and control for 3 fans (I have used this)
Be aware the more fans you add the louder it will get and you may need to change filters (if any) more often. Like a barking dog, the smaller the fan, the louder the noise it makes
If you have a heating problem ---
if GPU use MSI;'s afterburner to raise and lower the fan speed or an app that came with the Omen (if any).
if CPU add liquid cooling. Corsair has one that connects to USB port for control of the pump. If you have liquid cooling already, you can add a second fan either inside the case or outside. You will need longer screws that have a nut. If outside the case then you will need rubber washer to ensure the fan blade is not touching the case plus you need to add a finger guard. Custom finger guards come in all shapes and can look cool depending the design. If putting fans in tandem make sure the fans all pull the same direction! if adding liquid cooling make sure you remove the thin plastic film protecting the copper heat sink!
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