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First, you "...took it apart again to take some photo's and ask a couple questions"? Man you need another hobby!

A-1) I did the same "double-take" related to the protective cover over half of the 8-pin connector. I had read in the manual that I needed to connect the 8-pin connector, and so when I found half of it covered, I went back to the manual and reread the passage again.

A-2&3) I replaced all of the 120mm case fans in my Antec 900 years ago with 3-pin Yate Loon D12SM-12 fans, i.e., no 4-pin PWM connections. They are pretty quiet though. Doing some reading, I have found that many who know more than me are using Nexus D12SL-12PWM fans now. The Nexus is offered as 4-pin, PWN, so that will take advantage of the fan connection on the M4GZ. I ordered one (newegg, clear) to mount in the door of the case as a test ahead of determining what fan to use in whatever case replaces the 900.

Check silentpcreview.com for reviews and test set-up information to learn about how much fan you need to buy for your situation. HINT: More fans and higher CFMs do not necessarily add up to a cooler PC!

If you end up using a 3-pin fan, someone referenced on this thread that you can use "Q-Fan" to control them. I will need to learn more about how this works, too, since I will have some 3-pin YLs in this build for a while.

A4) I am happy to trade the dying "IEEE 1394 support" for USB 3.0! I have one device, an external back-up drive, that connects via USB 2.0 or 1394, so no great loss for me. It is a drag to have a "dead" connector on the front panel of the case though (Oh well, honey, I have to buy a new case now... ).

My surprise was that the board didn't include wireless. I totally missed that it wasn't incorporated on the board. I understand, as I think as an enthusiast board, most would be connecting to the internet via the fastest connection possible, i.e., hard wired, not wireless. Caught me off guard, though.

Time for an adult beverage...

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Well still working on mine ... had it booted up and loaded WIN 7 so I'm getting there, but took it apart again to take some photo's and ask a couple questions ...

Q-1.) OK, so I was reading the Manual last night,
(what you noob you read that thing?), and noticed the board layout has the POWER connectors listed as the 24-pin EATXPWR of course, and also an 8-pin EATX12v ... and in the manual it says something to the effect "for a FULLY CONFIGURED SYSTEM use a PSU that complies w/ ATX 12v spec. 2.0 , and make sure to plug in the 8-pin EATX12v or the system could have problems ..." which got me thinking ... Wait a tic, I only plugged in 1 4-pin at that point!

Is everyone else's board like mine ? they plugged 1/2 of the 8-pin ...



... am I suppose to take the plug out/off and couple the 2 4-pins from my PSU and plug BOTH in to make the 8-pin connection ??? it seemed to boot and work fine with out doing this, I just don't want issue's to pop up later!

Q-2.) In the effort to keep my make shift HP Stock-Stealth case breath better, I'm installing case fans where ever fresh air can enter/exit, like this one in the HDD cage behind some mesh punch-outs of the side panel, it even helps keep the HDD cool and the SSD once I get that in place ... however it's noisey, anyone know of some GOOD SILENT 80mm & 92mm fans ? and if they have BLUE LED's even better as it will match the HP Blue lighting theme I'm working with.



Q-3.) IF NOT, to Q-2, these fans being only 3-pin don't let me adjust the speeds from off the MOB do they ? I need 4-pin Fan's to do that right ? IS using one of the LNA or ULNA adapters that came with my Noctua CPU Cooler an option on these case fans ?

Q-4.) I guess we're all just accepting the fact that this board doesn't have any IEEE 1394 support ? not that I ever used it EVER before, I guess it's mainly for like older video camera's and recorders ? and thus I take there's no way to do anything to connect a front panel fire-wire port to this mother-board in any way shape or form ? assuming one would even want to just so everything is connected.

THANK YOU in advance to anyone who cares to help with answers .
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post #722 of 7119
Hey Kvjavs,

Not sure if it's just me, but the link in your first post to the "BIOS Guide - Overclocking: Thanks to LA Kings Fan" under Useful Posts does not work for me. It goes to post #233 instead of the correct post #224.
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First, you "...took it apart again to take some photo's and ask a couple questions"? Man you need another hobby!
HA ! ... I'm getting the hang of it now it's all back together already tonight ...

... yeah it's cramped, and you don't see one of the 120mm case fan's that'll be attached to the side cover (
just over top where the HDD/SSD cage is), and I suppose I could do a little more work cleaning up the cables, DAMN YOU NON-modular PSU !
But not too bad when you consider THIS is the octopuss I gotta contend with for a PSU ...
... However I booted it up again, and at least Windows loads up, so I'm close. Though I hope I don't have this same INTERNET issue a few of you are mentioning .

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Time for an adult beverage...
AGREED !!! time to call it a night ! and +REP for the helpful info to everyone, thank you
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 7/18/11 at 11:02pm
   
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LA_Kings_Fan:
I have a lot of Coolink SWIF2 fans in my Stacker. They are very good. At least the 120mm ones. I can really recommend them, if you have the place for them. The smaller models are more average. Since i also need 3 of them in the new case, i am also searching for better modells.
But i am not that into this noctua hype... i think low noise is not a wonder. Low noise is due to low rpm, and low cfm - at least for the smaller models. At 12cm and bigger, there is room for blade designing etc, wich brings SOME advantages - wich other brands also deliver, not just noctua...
I did some research years ago, for an 8cm modell with smaller motor, and bigger blades.. but ive only found a TMD modell, wich has the motor on the outer ring, but it was 7cm. And it did around 5000rpm - designed for server purposes i think
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Add me to the owners list :3

(Mine doesn't have the silver sticker/cover thing with the Supreme X-Fi 2...?)

Actually, I can't see the chip in that corner at all?

Edit: used the search, seems this is normal, ah well.
Edited by Fusionicster. - 7/19/11 at 4:38am
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LAKF - Thanks for the Rep. Hey, you are making progress! I know what you mean about non-modular PSUs, too. I am on my LAST non-modular PSU myself!

I know that these are all 120mm fans, but there are also reviews of other fans sizes at SPR. I went back to silentpcreviews and pulled out some reference links for you to review. They focus on silence, but they can't avoid that the purpose of a good fan is cooling, so it gets discussed along the way:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Fan_Test_System_2010
For SPR's test system set-up they tested and discussed the performance of the following fans:
Nexus 120
Scythe Slipstream SY1225SL12M (medium speed)
Noctua NF-S12-1200 (original design)
Scythe Ultra Kaze DFS1238H-3000 (120x38mm)

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page1.html
This one is good too. I wish I knew of more current fan reviews, but these two articles will arm you with good information about what you need and should look for in a good case fan.

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HA ! ... I'm getting the hang of it now it's all back together already tonight ...

... yeah it's cramped, and you don't see one of the 120mm case fan's that'll be attached to the side cover (
just over top where the HDD/SSD cage is), and I suppose I could do a little more work cleaning up the cables, DAMN YOU NON-modular PSU !
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You can count me in too

Just bught the MB, and the Scythe Rasetsu cooler. Perfect fit in the case
It may take me another month, to have everything else too (i7, ssd, vga), but its on the way now

Fusionicster: Would love to hear your experiences with that config the EVGA 560TI is also on my list. Hope the cooler isnt noisy.
Edited by LocutusH - 7/19/11 at 8:12am
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Btw, i did today some research with the 8cm fans too. The store where i bought the MB and Cooler let me test some of their recommendations.

So heres the list, with good airflow/noise ratio (PWM versions, but this does not really matter): AT 2000 RPM = CFM / NOISE
5EUR Arctic F8 PWM 48m3/~22dba
12EUR beQuiet Silent Wings 44/16.5
14EUR Noiseblocker NB Multiframe M8-P 54/17
9EUR Coolink SWIF2-80P 52/19
13EUR Enermax Twister Cluster 55/19 (+ white led)
These are the best, that are worth to mention.

The performance winner is the Noiseblocker, and the the cheapest is the AC (but its a bit noisier). Price/performance wise, i think i will go again for the Coolink ones.
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I tried taking out of the case and powering it from a cardboard, but same results. Can't power it on.

Even without the rams, do you think it will turn on and beep? There is nothing that I can think of that may be the problem.

I have tested the PSU with the fans and it worked..

Please help!
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Hey Kvjavs,

Not sure if it's just me, but the link in your first post to the "BIOS Guide - Overclocking: Thanks to LA Kings Fan" under Useful Posts does not work for me. It goes to post #233 instead of the correct post #224.
Fixed, thanks!

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Add me to the owners list :3
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You can count me in too
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I tried taking out of the case...!
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