What is typical practice for powering/controlling all 8 fans in the Rosewill L4500 case? Straight from the power supply and just let them run? Splitter on 2 of the MoBo headers? Looks like my SuperMicro X10SL7-F has 4 fan headers and then one for the CPU fan.
I currently have 6 SATA drives that will be going into this build. This MoBo has 2 SATA 3.0 and 4 SATA 2.0 connectors and 8 L-SAS on board connectors. Would you recommend plugging the drives straight into the SATA ports (until I get more drives), straight into the SAS ports, or use the SAS splitter cables suggested in the build guide?
After doing a lot of research today, and reading other build guides here, it would seem that I simply need to pick up a couple PWM to molex adapters for the fans.
And, as for connecting the drives, 'twould seem I can simply plug SATA cables directly into the SAS connectors if I so choose. Considering I currently only have 6 drives (but will probably buy 2 more for this build), I’ll just use the 8 SAS connectors on the motherboard for my 8 drives and call it a day.
Pretty excited to get this thing built so that I can grab a separate transcoding machine and go to town.