Question Asrock itx x470

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I have never built and am so confused. Am I reading the specs correctly that I could only connect ONE case fan to this mobo???

I started worrying about this when I saw something on reddit where someone said most itx mobos only have 1 header for a case fan.

What sense would that make to have it thatw ay when a lot of mini-itx cases have more than 1 case fan included and room for more?

I started out with a full atx mobo, haven't opened it, but bought this one on a good deal because I'd rather have a smaller case. But, for the cases I am considering, silence is a must, so cooling will already be iffy enough even with the 2 fans!
 
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No, sorry cha2_fan header on the right of ram slots.
I'm clueless on this. That's why I couldn't tell by looking at it. I don't know what anything is in the mobo by looking. Haven't started building and learning it yet.

Basically, all I want to do here is use the 2 fans already built into a case and of course whatever you do for the cooler that comes with the 2700x.

The specs listing listed quite a few different fan headers, but they all had different names so confused me.

Maybe the one you are referring to by cha2_fan header is the one where in specs it says fan/pump header? Would that mean it can be used for either/or?

I just need to be sure I can have the 2 preinstalled case fans working, otherwise will have to annoyingly return the case and be stuck with a gift card.
 
It has two case fan headers (one of which can alternatively be used as a water pump header). So yes, it will support two fans.

You could connect a splitter to each of these if you wanted, allowing you to connect up to 4 fans to your mobo.
 
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Thanks everyone. I am so clueless, I'm extremely nervous building (*someone is going to help me, but he hasn't built, either. lol) I am going to look at guides and youtube vids at some point.

TJ, that was what I was originally wondering when I read specs this morning that said "fan/water/pump cooler" (or something like that) if it was saying either/or with that /.

Also, someone did point out to me that a splitter can be used. I just assumed it would have some issue due to splitting the power.
 
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By chance, anyone who has posted used the Nano S or Mini C cases before? I saw some results seeming to say the Nano wasn't actually that quiet, but I realized that was likely the windowed version, as I see a professional review saying the windowless one is. Only real negative I see mentioned is no top dust filter. I was really wanting a small case with a 5.25", but that doesn't seem possible without sacrificing quietness. (ie the ones that have a 5.25" bay aren't soundproofed cases.)
 
Unless you're planning on using a water cooler that header won't be used as a pump header, and therefore can be used as a case fan header.

From what I've read motherboard fan headers are rated for 1 A of current. This means you can typically safely run 2-3 fans per header (a typical case fan would draw ~0.3 A).

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162026

But if you only want to run two case fans, you won't need a splitter.
 
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Unless you're planning on using a water cooler that header won't be used as a pump header, and therefore can be used as a case fan header.

From what I've read motherboard fan headers are rated for 1 A of current. This means you can typically safely run 2-3 fans per header (a typical case fan would draw ~0.3 A).

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162026

But if you only want to run two case fans, you won't need a splitter.
Thanks. Not using a water cooler because I'm not overclocking or even going to game much (if any). I went overboard on my specs, just "in case".

I've gone through one big, long headache with this. I've bought parts one at a time over a 1 and 1/2 year period and haven't started building! And when a new, better part comes out I feel forced to sell my others. Now I have to sell my other unopened x470 and asus wireless adaptor and case. And cases are not good for selling, due to huge shipping costs. I'm even tempted to sell my 512gb 970 pro ssd and get a 1tb 970 evo… I already sold a 960 evo, so I am just losing money left and right by changing my mind on parts.
 

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