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Before i purchased mine i was wondernig if these fans were noisy, like the old school mini fans that were mounted on motherboard chipset heatsinks.

I've now installed the motherboard and am installing windows as i type this and I can confirm that they are 99.99% silent. I can slightly hear them, but it's because i know that they are there. Definately not a problem at all. thumb.gif

I'm looking forward to having a play with this board once windows is ready to go!
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They run up to 4500-6000 RPM, to be honest those fans are just gimmick for the look and mechanical feel of it. You can run the motherboard 24/7 with those mini fan off which is not a big of a deal anyway. Like my Sabertooth X79, I just let them running at mid speed just for the look.

 

Z77 board shouldn't get hot at all.

 
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They run up to 4500-6000 RPM, to be honest those fans are just gimmick for the look and mechanical feel of it. You can run the motherboard 24/7 with those mini fan off which is not a big of a deal anyway. Like my Sabertooth X79, I just let them running at mid speed just for the look.

Z77 board shouldn't get hot at all.

The point of the thread is if they are loud or not. It's information i couldn't find before i made my purchase. Wether or not they are effective is irrelevant.
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Looking to get this board so subbed to hear back from you on your review.
 
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Same.

I'd also like to know how many (if any) 3 pin fan headers can be voltage-controlled via Fan Xpert 2
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The point of the thread is if they are loud or not. It's information i couldn't find before i made my purchase. Wether or not they are effective is irrelevant.


You can hear them if you spin them at 60%. Which is around 3000RPM+. Most of the time your bigger 120mm fan noise will overwhelmed it anyway.

 
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Same.
I'd also like to know how many (if any) 3 pin fan headers can be voltage-controlled via Fan Xpert 2

for the price were paying I would assume most, if not all of them will be controllable in fan xpert
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Same.
I'd also like to know how many (if any) 3 pin fan headers can be voltage-controlled via Fan Xpert 2

I usually have all my fans connected up to molex connectors, but i've connected them all to the motherboard this time to test exactly what you're asking!

Once i get up and running i'll post some results!
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You can control all the fans connected to the motherboard via Thermal Radar.

I've increased all my fans to 100% and all spun up as they should:

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I understand you didn't make this thread to see if the fans on the mobo are effective. But can you pull the 2 little fans off and show us this graph again with the mobo temp? thanks. just curious.

BTW, 26c is very nice compared to my old board at 40.
 
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