So I finally started building my new rig.
So far, I just love the Corsair 600T. It's a brilliantly designed case in many ways--aside from the almost complete lack of documentation.
My questions are specific to the included fan controller. After some Googling, I found this guide by Corsair themselves. I also found this Youtube video on the topic.
Neither answers these questions:
- Corsair's guide only covers the two 200mm fans and then ends by saying there are still two free connectors left for additional fans. The case comes with a pre-installed 120mm back exhaust fan. Do I hook that up to the fan controller as well?
- Then there's the CPU fan. Do I hook that up to the fan controller as well? I'm guessing no... but that's just it. I'm guessing.
- Perhaps most importantly, would you recommend using a manual fan controller at all?
Assuming you want the system to manage fan speeds, I suppose all fans should be connected to the motherboard.
Assuming you'd like to have some manual control over fan speed and, with that, noise level, you'd want them connected to the fan controller.
The way I understand it is that if you hook up all fans (three case fans and a CPU fan) to the fan controller, your motherboard loses all knowledge of fan performance. I assume this because the fan controller lets the user control fan speed with a dial and draws power from a molex connector that comes straight from the PSU. So it completely skips the motherboard. And it makes me wonder... is that a good thing? Feels like a "no" to me.