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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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post #9421 of 10159
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Originally Posted by tashcz View Post

I'm worried about the heatsink, it seems smaller than the one on R2. Hope the fan can compromise the performance. I'm thinking of adding a 38mm thick delta there.

By the way, which one would you guys for go now? CHVZ or the R3.0?

only fits a 40x40x10.

i tried a 15mm thick fan at first...no bueno
    
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post #9422 of 10159
AFAIK the Sabertooth is the only motherboard you can buy that comes with VRM temperature sensors, and it has 2 of them. One in the center and one next to the 8 prong plug at the top of the board. That one runs maybe 10C cooler than the center one. When the center hits 82Con my rig it destabilizes, but it never comes close to that in everyday use.
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post #9423 of 10159
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only fits a 40x40x10.

i tried a 15mm thick fan at first...no bueno

That is good to know.. I have a 24 port 3com switch that has one in it but it is way to thick. I can't find my others i used to have and chances are they won't cut it anyways.
So far I haven't found any post or reference in the manuals to what size it takes. At best I don't recall the book saying there is a place for one.
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post #9424 of 10159
The VRM fan slot, seems to me having it blowing out would be better? I agree that cool air in would be best but being the Wraith Cooler sits so close to it the CPU fan would probable cancel the airflow from the 40x40 fan?

What do you all think?

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post #9425 of 10159
It doesn't make sense to have the fans working against each other. They should be working together in harmony.
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post #9426 of 10159
i oriented mine to blow out

i didnt see anywhere about the 10mm fan thickness either and it wasnt until i tried a 15mm fan that i figured it out. there is a set of mounting holes and a small lip under the tuf cover and the fan has to fit between them. you could shave the lip off and use a thicker fan (not sure if there would be any clearance issues at the bottom of the fan/surface of the mobo though

i found there werent many pwm 40mmx10mm fans out there. not sure if the pwm was really necessary but i didnt know if the bios would support fan control for a standard 3pin fan
Edited by sli_shroom - 9/26/16 at 7:34pm
    
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post #9427 of 10159
I want this new 990FX R3.0 board. I like the looks of this board. thumb.gif
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post #9428 of 10159
interesting that the toslink lane is so noticeable when you backlight the mobo thumb.gif







i can see this annoying the carp out of someone with ocd as it really only lets white through
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post #9429 of 10159
You can turn it OFF anyways.
post #9430 of 10159
um...that isnt going to keep the light from shining through

asus just doesnt use a colored pcb over it..so it is clear (ish)
    
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