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I just recently bought a Maximus VI Formula motherbaord to replace my faulty Sabertooth Z87.

Everything on the Maximus VI Formula is working perfect, except the fan software.

On the Sabertooth Z87 it had 4 x 4-pin fan headers which I hooked up 4 x 3-pin fans to. The Sabertooth Z87 was able to pick up and control all the fans through Fan Expert 2 (AI Suite 3). Hence keeping my system whisper quiet. I was very happy with this.

The Maximus VI Formula has 6(compared to 4 on the Sabertooth Z87) extra fan headers for the case. I hooked up 4 x 3-pin fans to the these headers, but when I use Fan Expert 2 it only shows 3 of the four fans (it also shows the CPU fan). I cannot seem to get the motherboard to pick up the additional fan. My system is now irritatingly loud. Not happy with this at all, especially after spending a good bit extra on this motherboard.

Any ideas??
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Not really still gathering together my system... my board will be a slightly later production model... probably mid October.
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I would get a "real" motherboard block if you want it integrated into the loop. Galvanic corrosion is real, and aluminum is yyour worst enemy. Sure, it may be fine, but do you really want torisk it?


As ffor the radiator, the EX is a far better unit: split fins result in greater surface area yet less airflow restriction, it performs verywwell with fans 1400rpm on up, and the Black Ice Stealth is an old and very restrictive design.

I would not spend money on coolant as it will not perform as well as distilled water + PTNuke PHN, may stain everything, and is just plain way overpriced. If you want color, go with Mayhems dyes, I've used them and I am overall pleased.

Lastly, this is just a suggestion, but I would strongly recommend getting the aluminum hold down bracket for the Raystorm. It's much moressecure and doesn't flex, and the much more even pressure knocked another 4-6C off my 3770K (repeatedly over many mounts). It's worth the ten bucks or so.
   
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I now have the board... now to gather the other parts... gah the wait is killing me, but money don't grow on trees.
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I am getting my board tomorrow and I personally am going to place trust in Swiftech's Hydrix and its anticorrosive properties when I hook up the formula to my CPU loop.
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I am going to be using Primochill's Pure Intensified coolant in my loop with my Formula... should keep things nice and uncorroded. (Derp moment writing was tired and it was late.)
Edited by Shadowline2553 - 10/7/13 at 6:44am
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From Asus ROG,

Mixing Alu and Cooper Is Fine, If You Anodize Right

I hope you don't believe the propaganda that Asus wrote in that article. If you mix copper and aluminium you are going to have galvanic corrosion with them. Galvanic or bimetallic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals are immersed in a conductive solution and are electrically connected. Dose not matter what you do to the aluminium it is going to react with copper electrically because you are not changing the properties of the Alu. it is still Alu. Hardness has nothing to do with it.

I work as a engineer in a industry that deals with this a lot. I have seen mild steel pipe flanged to a stainless pipe and in 6 to 9 months all the stainless pipe was leaking because they did not use isolation kits to isolate this pipe from each other. this was heavy wall pipe moving saltwater.

As far as the salt water spay that is also BS You will be amazed what salt water does to all types of metal.. if it is not painted or protected correctly with in 14 days you will see large rust spots. even if it is painted it will rust under the paint just takes a little longer.

They made a mistake and don't want to accept responsibility for it. these things really make me regret the choice in motherboards I made..

Do what you want but I would not run any water even with the additives through the motherboard blocks if I was also going to be using copper in the water cooling gear. and you are. you will regret it if you do!!
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Originally Posted by Shadowline2553 View Post

I am going to be using Primochill's Pure Intensified coolant in my loop with my Formula... should keep things nice and corroded.

you statement is very correct... and it will keep things nice and corroded like you said.
Edited by seross69 - 10/7/13 at 4:34am
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lol, the anodized coating on the alum in the Asus VI formula water channel may help protect it from corrosion, but not all the other parts in your loop that will be suffering from the effects of corrosion thanks to mixing alum w/ copper, nickel, et al. What a major screwup on Asus' part.

You will be waaaay better off to not add Asus' mobo channel to your waterloop, and instead let it stay cooled by air unless/until you can replace it with a proper aftermarket copper waterblock. That way you can avoid using anti-corrosive agents/coolants which never work as well as claimed and will at best slow down the time bomb, even if you do regularly disassemble & clean your blocks, flush your rads, and replace the coolant.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/7/13 at 4:29am
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