Will this combo power all the FANS?


Apr 27, 2009
I have never built a system before. But I have replaced HDD / Ram / Video / Audio cards / reformated drives / reinstalled OS and Apps.

I am concerned that the combo below will NOT power all the fans in the system.

1.) Will it power all the fans?
2.) Do I need an additional fan controller?
3.) Will I need fan cable extensions? 3 or 4 pin cables?

Mobo: $370
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358
Asus Web site - http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=WqMFKNkS6ZjDLx4S

CASE: $180
Antec 1200 Black Steel
120mm Fans 3 x 120mm blue LED front fan
2 x 120mm blue LED rear fan
200mm Fans 1 x 200mm top fan
Plus 2 additional Optional Fans x $14 =$28

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 70amps on a single 12v rail.

Below is the rest of my planned build.

CPU: $280
Intel Core i7 920 NewEgg Price and Info
Plan on over clocking to around 3.66 depending on temps.

Video Card: $260
ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB NewEgg Price and Info
4890 home page
I decided to lower total cost versus dual card performance. So I could what for the wait until the Direct 11 Video Cards are released.

CPU cooler: $32
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Newegg Price and Info
Very quiet and very effective cooler, may add a second fan in a push / pull arrangement.

Thermal Compound: $18.
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound NewEgg Price and Info
Is there a better one to use? Is this worth the price?
I just picked this one based on review comments at New Egg.

Mobo: $370
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Newegg price info
Asus Web site
Will over clock and want the future expandability. SAS option for later.

CASE: $180 Plus (2 Fans x $14 =$28)
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel
NewEgg Price and Info
Manufacturer Product Page
ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Will it power all 6 Fans?
Do I need extra cable extensions for the fans / HDD, etc..
I Plan on adding Two (2) Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B4AP-14
120mm Case Fans NewEgg Price and Info
$8. MOBO PWR cable extension
Idea is more fans but using them all with lower speed settings to reduce total noise without losing cooling.

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX NewEgg Price and Info
70amps on a single 12v rail.
Extra long cables support full tower size chassis.
TX850W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 6.3"(L);”
Manufacturer Product Page

Memory: $105 minus $20 rebate = $85
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) NewEgg Price and Info
240-Pin DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 CAS Latency: 7
Manufacturer Product Page OCZ3P1600LV6GK

Hard Drive(s): (Operating System / Apps) $230 x2 $460 for RAID 0
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB
10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
NewEGG Price and INFO
Manufacturer Product Page
NEED DEDICATED COOLING FAN for these drives…? (antec 1200 has fans directly infront of the disk drives.)
Use the Rubber grommets around the hold down screws to minimize vibration / transfer.

Hard Drive (Storage) – $110
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
NewEGG Price and Info
Manufacturer Product Page

DVD Drive - $29
ASUS Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD- ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe
New Egg Price and INFO
Manufacturer Product Page

BLUE RAY / HD DVD- ROM Burner - $109.99
LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal
Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L - Retail
NewEgg Price and Info
Manufacturer Product Page

Are you creating a wind tunnel to test aircraft in your case? Why so many fans? There is no need for the optional fans. A buddy has this case, and it already has overkill airflow. haha

Plus doesnt the 1200 use the molex connectors for it's fans? You will be fine.

By the way you will REALLY like that case, it's NICE. the 902 is the mid tower version of this and looks just like it but with 2 fans in the front.


Apr 27, 2009
The computer room is on the SUNNY side of my house and it gets very warm in the summers.

So I am looking at using MORE fans total but using them at lower speeds across the board.

I am hoping this gives me the cooling I want (and need??) with out excessive fan / system noise.

I believe most of the Antec 1200 fans use the 4 pin connections
You can get a simple water cooling setup if heat is an issue. It would remove that high ambient temp issue you have with air cooling. Just a thought.

High ambient temps are never fun to deal with. Even still, there is still only so much air you can move to get the optimal temp in a certain environment. The top large fan and 5 other fans in the 1200 do a fine job. Even on low.