7 Fans Total, But Only 4 Fan Connectors on Motherboard

newbiebuilder849

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My Noctua CPU Cooler has 2 fans, thus 2 3-pin power cables.
My Case has 5 fans (2 on top, 1 in back, 1 on side, 1 in front) each with 3-pin power cable.
That's 7 fans total.

But my Asus P6T motherboard only has 4 fan connectors (1 CPU, 2 Chassis, 1 Power) all 3-pin.

So how should I connect the fans? Should I use only 2 of the 5 chassis fans (back and front, or other combo?)?
And use only 1 of the 2 cpu fans?

Whats the best thing I should do? I really don't know.

I have a i7 920 cpu, and also a gtx 285 graphics card.

Do I need to get 2 or 3 y-connectors? If so I have to order online from newegg (which'll take another 3 days or so). Unless radio shack has 3-pin y connectors?
ptions? Thanks.
 

newbiebuilder849

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My motherboard is a Asus P6T. Its 8+2 power phase. Can that support 2 fans via y cable on mobo CPU_FAN, plus 2 fans via y cable on both CHASIS_FAN connectors on the mobo? So 3 of the fan connectors on that motherboard are controlling 6 fans. Would that work? Or is my motherboard 8+2 power phase not powerful enough. My PSU is 750W so no problem there. Thanks.