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post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Shardnax View Post

Up and running, had to RMA the tower but Newegg one day shipped a replacement before I had to return the damaged one.

A couple questions:
The motherboard only has three connectors for the case fans (case has four) but there are connectors for a PSU fan and a second CPU fan could I connect one of them to one of those connectors or should I do something else?
My CPU is running at around 37C on the BIOs, is this a decent temp or should I reapply the thermal paste?

Edit: Running RealTemp and it's reporting much lower temps of around 25 - 29, is it running hotter in the BIOs for any particular reason or was it just an inaccurate reading?

I'm not sure about the fans but I do know about the temps.

Your BIOS should be the most accurate reading over realtemp yeah I know sounds stupid haha.

also 35-45 degrees is normal for idle temps and if your in your 20s your lucky but idle temps don't matter as much as load temps benchmark or run a few heavy games then see what your temps are.
post #52 of 59
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I'm not sure about the fans but I do know about the temps.

Your BIOS should be the most accurate reading over realtemp yeah I know sounds stupid haha.

also 35-45 degrees is normal for idle temps and if your in your 20s your lucky but idle temps don't matter as much as load temps benchmark or run a few heavy games then see what your temps are.
After running Prime95 for several minutes the hottest reading from RT was in the mid fifties.

Word of warning to anyone that gets the same motherboard, Intel doesn't have Vista drivers for the onboard LAN, I had to use a PCIE card.
Edited by Shardnax - 8/17/13 at 4:52am
post #53 of 59
No SSD! - its a luxury rather than a necessity.

Would put my cash in the best gpu i could get before any SSD biggrin.gif
post #54 of 59
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No SSD! - its a luxury rather than a necessity.

Would put my cash in the best gpu i could get before any SSD biggrin.gif
Aye, I didn't want to spoil myself with the faster speeds, especially since I have several other computers that are going to be on regular HDDs until they go.
post #55 of 59
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Stare in amazement at my terrible cable management skills!


This thread can fade into the abyss now.
Edited by Shardnax - 8/20/13 at 2:58pm
post #56 of 59
Looks pretty good, but one thing I would recommend instead of running all your case fans off the mobo (which causes all fan power to pass throguh the mobo, heating it, an OC'ers worst nightmre BTW) is looking at adapters like this
http://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Molex-headers-CONNECT-MULTIPLE/dp/B009D3HV1Q
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32022

They do make better looking ones and ones with 3pin connectors only if you're really into cable management. / looks
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_PWM_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CB002.html?gclid=CI7Xsf-MjbkCFSNyQgod4hQAdw
http://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-Sleeved-4%252dPin-Molex-to-4-x-3%252dPin-Fan-Splitter-Cable-%28UV-Pink%29.html?gclid=CNnIgOiMjbkCFa9_QgodSCcAdQ

But the idea is, don't use the fan headers to power the fans. Use them for rpm read or PWM only.
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by WOD35 View Post

Looks pretty good, but one thing I would recommend instead of running all your case fans off the mobo (which causes all fan power to pass throguh the mobo, heating it, an OC'ers worst nightmre BTW) is looking at adapters like this
http://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Molex-headers-CONNECT-MULTIPLE/dp/B009D3HV1Q
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32022

They do make better looking ones and ones with 3pin connectors only if you're really into cable management. / looks
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_PWM_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CB002.html?gclid=CI7Xsf-MjbkCFSNyQgod4hQAdw
http://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-Sleeved-4%252dPin-Molex-to-4-x-3%252dPin-Fan-Splitter-Cable-%28UV-Pink%29.html?gclid=CNnIgOiMjbkCFa9_QgodSCcAdQ

But the idea is, don't use the fan headers to power the fans. Use them for rpm read or PWM only.
The case actually has them pre-installed, though all the connectors are two pins for some reason and, there's no additional connector for plugging into the MB (that I saw).
post #58 of 59
You only need 2 pins for power, 3 is for reading the speed and 4 is for controlling the speed. If you don't want to control the fans speed, or even know how fast it's turning, you only need 2 pins and no need to plug it into the mobo. :thumb:You must have an rpm reading going into the CPU_FAN header (at least) though or the system will sound an alarm and shutdown.
post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by WOD35 View Post

You only need 2 pins for power, 3 is for reading the speed and 4 is for controlling the speed. If you don't want to control the fans speed, or even know how fast it's turning, you only need 2 pins and no need to plug it into the mobo. :thumb:You must have an rpm reading going into the CPU_FAN header (at least) though or the system will sound an alarm and shutdown.
Not to worry, I wasn't planning on removing the CPU fan from the MB header. I'll swap the case fans next time I shut down.
Edited by Shardnax - 8/20/13 at 9:15pm
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