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yea on all the gigabyte boards you can unscrew the fans, especially on the Sniper 5, but it doesn't make much noise anyways. I honestly can't hear the difference. The fan is more of a looks things than a functional one.
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Really liking the looks of the Gigabyte OC Force, the eVGA board tweeted by Jacob Freeman, and the top-line ECS board. I will be making the jump to Haswell as my current mobo is giving me fits and can't hold my overclock anymore (might be a failed capacitor or something...I don't know for sure, but I do know it's the mobo because I tested all my other components and they're fine). Hopefully the prices are reasonable...
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I love the golden mobo´s from ASRock...drool.gif
The new Sabertooth looks awesome too. I just wish they worked with 1155, I really cant afford a CPU. frown.gif
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Since there appears to be some knowledgeable people here when it comes to VRM, does using a 4-pin EPS on a motherboard with an 8-pin connector do anything bad in terms of power phase utilization? Say, pairing the AsRock Z87E-ITX with something like a FSP300-60GHS PSU?
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Since there appears to be some knowledgeable people here when it comes to VRM, does using a 4-pin EPS on a motherboard with an 8-pin connector do anything bad in terms of power phase utilization? Say, pairing the AsRock Z87E-ITX with something like a FSP300-60GHS PSU?
Use proper adapter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812706002 Best adapter would combine P4 and 6/8-pin connector normally used for GFX cards. But what can you do if you can't find it. Also 300 W PSU is kinda too little for that MB. Use at least 20A on 12V rail PSU.
post #96 of 124
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yea on all the gigabyte boards you can unscrew the fans, especially on the Sniper 5, but it doesn't make much noise anyways. I honestly can't hear the difference. The fan is more of a looks things than a functional one.

Yeah, the GA-Z87X-OC-Force has those little ~40mm fans with three screws. Fairly easy to remove and replace if you got a compatible fan on-hand, but more of a pain if you want alternative models instead. Like you said it's not really a chose based on functional benefits, but rather one based on marketing (higher end must need more cooling, right?) and aesthetics. I don't see the point of the fans when most enthusiasts and overclockers with these boards probably got overkill in case airflow. biggrin.gif
    
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yea there is no functional point, i mean unless you want to keep your heatsinks cool.

You can also unplug the power to the fan which is pretty easy, in all honesty though, they are very quiet fans because they don't really need to do much.
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post #98 of 124
I dont mind the little fans and they always start off super silent but give it some time and all the sudden they will boot up super annoying. That'll be the instant that you regret buying a motherboard with one on there smile.gif l
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Oooo I love looking at new boards, but I'm not a fan of all this gold. But looking good AsRock! Now they just need to use black PCBs nerdsmiley.png
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Not a fan of all this gold on these new boards. But looking good AsRock! Now they just need to work on using black PCBs nerdsmiley.png

both OCF ( "M" and ATX) are black pcb wink.gif
    
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