Originally Posted by smoke420
Can i use the fan hub with my new maximus hero motherboard? It is not in the compatibility list and I remember reading it was a problem but can not find the post.
The fan hub works on any header.PWM Header
- Asus makes no MoBos that I am aware of that have PWM on anything bit the CPU and CPU_OPT headers. Asus TS and forum staff have claimed otherwise on numerous occassions, but in the end they have come back and said "Oops, sorry, they are not PWM". The Hero definitely does not have PWM on the chassis headers as the Hero threads on RoG Forums have confirmed it. You can use a PWM MoBo header (CPU and CPU_OPT) to control your fans with or without the 12V auxillary power connector and use the full compliment of 11 fans.VV Headers
- All Asus MoBos and all MoBos as far as I have been able to determine .... at this point in time ..... use Variable Voltage (VV) control on all the CHA and OPT Headers. You can not use the 12V auxillary power connector when using these headers as the 12v feed from the PSU will trash the variable voltage signal from the header and you will run at full speed. These headers are 1 amp on the Hero and M6F......my old Rampage board had 2 amp headers but I'm told the current Rampage is only 1 amp also. As such I wouldn't recommend more than 6 fans be used under VV control. (6 x 0.14 = 0.84 amps) .... 1200 rpm fans don't have the inertia of faster fans so I don't worry as much about inrush current with the Phanteks fans..... also AISuite (FanXpert2) ramps up the speed slowly which also quashes inrush current. However, in one of my "dumbass" moments, I connected 6 fan wires to my PCB not realizing for 3-4 days that two of them had splitters.,..... so I actually had 8 x 0.14 or 1.12 amps + hitting my header and nuthin' fried.
Once the hubs become available as an accessory, I will buy a 3rd PCB and do this:
CHA_1 => PCB_1 => (5) case fans
CHA_2 => PCB_2 => (6) rad fans for 420
CHA_1 => PCB_1 => (4) rad fans for 280
Right now I still have 5 fans in push on one PCB and 5 fans on the case on the 2nd. Will buy the 5 extra fans for pull when the PCB hits the shelves.
Originally Posted by smoke420
I was under the impression that the headers put out more power than normal and that conflicted with the molex power from the psu. Fyi there are no socket 1150 boards in the compatibility list on the phanteks website.
That''s the CPU Cooler Compatibility List
Originally Posted by Roxycon
My top vent have a little bulge with my 140 fans which came with the case, they are mounted directly to the case though and my 480 are mountet with small screws directly to the top as well
The bulge is almost unnoticable though
My top fans are not mounted to the case .... perhaps the screw heads are the issue ?
I used the radiator socket head screws which are countersunk inside the fan screw mounts..... the screw goes thru the rad, not into the case but directly into the radiator below.... can get 100 screws from amazon for like $9 if that's the source of the bulge and ya wanna get rid of it..
Originally Posted by Strider49
Well, before that, I have another doubt. I have been trying to decide which graphics card (780 Ti) to get for the last few weeks, and I came up with these three:
- Asus DirectCU II OC: 639€
- EVGA SC w/ ACX cooler: 645€
- EVGA Dual Classified: 679€
Initially I was all set on getting the Asus card, but now the price of the Classified went down to 679€ and it became much more appealing to me. Unlike Asus, the Classified can be 100% voltage unlocked by software, we can take off the ACX cooler without voiding the warranty (there are no warranty stickers on the cooler screws) and it has even more phases for the GPU and memory.
There is a problem though. From what I read on this thread, the Classified card cannot be installed on this case with the reservoir bracket mounted and it even blocks the top holes on the back panel Phanteks provided for mounting the res there, as you can see in this image (taken by Kurodragon): http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/lightbox/post/21451753/id/1809184
So, what I want to ask you is: can I still mount a cylinder plexi res there on the back panel or not? Particularly, the Phobya Balancer 150 res.
Ya have about 10.6" to fit a 60mm Res .... little more if ya drop to a 50mm (+5mm) or about 0.2 in
Both the 780 Ti and 780 are 11.3" long....the air cooler should extends over about 0.8" which is where the 10.5" dimension comes from..... I can not confirm that it is the same on the 780 and 780 Ti but according to EK, they use the same WB cause they have the same PCB so it should work.
The MSI is also a 10.5" PCB and seems to be TechPowerUps favorite..... EK does have a block for it ... MAKE SURE ya get the short Nickel one
EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel 
EK-FC780 GTX Ti Backplate - Black 
The Classy boes not fit, it's PCB is 0.4" too long to use the res bracket w/o mods.
Originally Posted by chrisnyc75
I'm having a slight problem with the Phanteks PWM fan hub, wondering if anybody else has experienced this? I have 6 Noiseblocker e-loops (non-PWM) attached to the fan hub, and for some reason they randomly stop spinning. The fans are all functional -- it's not always the same fan(s) that stops. Inititally, I thought it may have been a controller conflict between the bios fan control and Asus Fan Xpert software, but I recently uninstalled Asus Fan Xpert, intending to use only the bios fan control. But even using only the bios settings, the fans periodically just stop spinning. And when they do, the only way to get them started again is to shut down entirely and reboot (from a completely powered down state -- just restarting does not reset the fans).
Have any of you seen this behavior with the fan hub? If so, what kind of fans? I'm wondering if there's an inherent issue with the fan hub & e-loops? Or is my fan hub defective, maybe?
I wuda went the other way .... the BIOS control is limited so I wuda suggested turning that off and not having them fight each other. Ya fans can spin down to a point lower than they can restart at.... for example..... they might spin down to 325 but need 350 rpm to get started so if ya set the controls yaself, that could happen. The FanXpert2 software OTOH is designed to overcome this. It will spin the fans up and down and record / display the stop / startup speeds and set the lower limit at a point where ya won't be in that no mans land territory.Edited by JackNaylorPE - 4/14/14 at 2:25pm