Daisy chaining fans is a common practice in PC builds, but it can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know about daisy chaining fans, and how to do it.
When you’re building a PC, you often have to make decisions about how you want your system to be cooled. Some people prefer using CPU coolers with multiple fans, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, while others opt for simpler single-fan solutions like the Noctua NH-D15.
Regardless of whether you’re opting for a multi-fan setup or not, there’s one thing that most builders will have to deal with: how do I daisy chain my case fans? This is particularly important if you’re using a motherboard with headers that support PWM control (most modern motherboards do). It’s also important if you’re using third-party fan controllers like NZXT’s HUE 2 or Corsair’s Commander Pro.
Daisy chaining case fans can be confusing because there are two different ways that you can connect them together: directly or through an intermediate controller device (e.g., an NZXT fan hub). We’ll explain both methods below and show some examples of each so that.
Last modified: August 16, 2022