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So only the CPU fan header and 2 of the chassis fan headers are actually controllable on a P8Z68? I wonder if it's the same case with the GENE-Z, since I'm getting a couple more fans soon...

It is, unless you purchase PWM 4pin fans, I learned this the expensive way with 3 pin cooler masters.
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It is, unless you purchase PWM 4pin fans, I learned this the expensive way with 3 pin cooler masters.
Looks like I'll need to get some 3 pin splitters so I can run 2 Gentle Typhoons off each header.
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Looks like I'll need to get some 3 pin splitters so I can run 2 Gentle Typhoons off each header.
I would check into a fan controller if I were you.
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I would check into a fan controller if I were you.
I want to be able to just let the motherboard adjust fan speeds automatically. Most good fan controllers still require manual control, don't they?
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I want to be able to just let the motherboard adjust fan speeds automatically. Most good fan controllers still require manual control, don't they?
Atm i cant control 3pin fans, at least the frontal FM181 on TJ08E doesnt change with settings (this is with bios, havent tried with AI Suite II). The CPU and exhaust im controlling them with the 2x CPU 4pin connectors. Now GT are 3pin, so probably you wont be able to control them with the mobo bios (i havent tried 3 pins on the CPU 4pin connectors, only 4pin PWM fans), but you might with AI Suite II, but personally i like more the bios doing it and not have unnecessary process loaded.

There might be an alternative if you still want to use 3pin GTs, but im not sure if it will work exactly as PWM fans, but check , In theory it should control 3pin fans with a PWM signal (also can be switched to manual with the knobs), there is even a PCI style bracket that can control 2 fans, or a 3 fan,
Edited by Abula - 10/27/11 at 8:23pm
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Atm i cant control 3pin fans, at least the frontal FM181 on TJ08E doesnt change with settings (this is with bios, havent tried with AI Suite II). The CPU and exhaust im controlling them with the 2x CPU 4pin connectors. Now GT are 3pin, so probably you wont be able to control them with the mobo bios (i havent tried 3 pins on the CPU 4pin connectors, only 4pin PWM fans), but you might with AI Suite II, but personally i like more the bios doing it and not have unnecessary process loaded.
I currently have 1 GT hooked up to one of the motherboard headers and it does get speed control via AI Suite II. But I guess only 2 of the motherboard headers actually allow fan control with 3 pin fans, even in AI Suite?

I know neither of the CPU headers will work with 3 pin fans, as my 3 pin Noctua fans ran at 100% speed all the time. But I know that at least 2 of the motherboard system fan headers do get speed control with 3 pin fans, since I've tried them. Does the other SYS_FAN header not allow speed control?
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I use a Lamptron FC-5 and I don't adjust it often, but I am using water cooling, so I don't need the fans to ramp up when I am gaming. You could use a Koolance TMS-205:

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1178

or

Aquaero 5 LT: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/aqlt4wdiandc.html

Both use software in Windows to adjust the controller and can be set to ramp up with temps.
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finally ordered all the parts. the wait is killing me

case: NZXT Phantom White
mobo: ASUS Maximus Gene-Z
cpu: Intel core i5 2500k
cooler: CM V8
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psu: corsair HX750

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Wow, was reading half of the reviews for this board...

And I have to say most are bunch of idiots lol, that have no clue what they are doing.
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0902 isn't labeled as a BETA anymore. Which is newer / better? 0902 or 0706?
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