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Do it like Abula said.

Everything I build now has PWM control on case fans. Many have followed suggestions to do it and have yet to hear anyone complain about how it works when they are done. wink.gif
post #12 of 14
I was about to order 5 A14 PWM fans because I was really excited that my new ASUS Z87-Pro motherboard had 5 PWM controlled fan headers. After reading the manual it stated that the CPU and other Case fans could have their own profile. Is this not correct?

Should I return this Asus Z87-Pro and get a Gigabyte UD4H, or just get the Swiftech Splitter?

I'd be fine if I had one profile for both fans for the CPU cooler (Corsair H110) and then a second profile for ALL case fans. Is this the limitation of the Asus Z87-Pro?
post #13 of 14
Check with others who have the mobo you want. There are many unhappy Asus mobo owners who found out that Asus lied and the only PWM headers are CPU on same profile... even though manual says others are PWM they often are not.
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I was about to order 5 A14 PWM fans because I was really excited that my new ASUS Z87-Pro motherboard had 5 PWM controlled fan headers. After reading the manual it stated that the CPU and other Case fans could have their own profile. Is this not correct?
First read ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info so you understand more how Asus works.

If you want to go with Asus and use AI Suite III / FanXpert2, you have some options

1) Use a PWm splitter like the swiftech to connect all the case fans and cpu fan to the CPU_FAN header and control them as one (recommened to use the same fan all slots).

2) Get PWM fans for you CPU heatsink (one or two depending on the heatsink), and use the CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT for the CPU Heastink only. And get NF-A14 FLX or ULN for the other slots and connect them to 4pin (3pin in reality) CHA_FAN 1, 2, 3. This is probably better than the above as you will have control of all slots and you can decide which you like to ramp up under different conditions.

I personally dont like asus much anymore not out of the the limitations above, nor out of the AI suite feeling like beta. More is the way Asus AI SUITE III measueres CPU temps, they have their own way of using mulitple sensor and stablishing their own CPU temp, that will not match any temp probs out there, this would be fine if i could get like a delta (+- temp) that i could apply to plan my fans ramping or decreasing, but the temp measured is not linear, sometimes i have 20C over CoreTemp, sometimes i have 10C and sometimes i have 5C, really weird how Asus measures temps, this wouldnt be a big deal either if it wasnt the temp that it uses to change manage the fans speeds, so no way for me to do what i want.
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Should I return this Asus Z87-Pro and get a Gigabyte UD4H, or just get the Swiftech Splitter?
Again depends on what you want and need. I have no experience with the lastes Gigabyte is offering, last time i owned one was X58/1366 (UD3R) days, but atm i only recommend MSI and AsRock for pure bios PWM fan control. Both have 2 seperate PWM fan headers, that are controlable on their own based on CPU temps, on the MSI goes in line with HWmonitor core temperature, so its very easy to plan your curves and the behavior of the PC. I dont own an Asrock mobo, mine is MSI, but they seems to have done even better on pure bios pwm fan control, they come with multiple breakpoints and multiple temp thresholds, is like having fanXpert2 on bios (without the testing and auto tuning).


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Originally Posted by Greg121986 View Post

I'd be fine if I had one profile for both fans for the CPU cooler (Corsair H110) and then a second profile for ALL case fans. Is this the limitation of the Asus Z87-Pro?
I have little expereience with the AIO watecoolers, is the H110 pump PWM or Voltage controlled?
Edited by Abula - 10/14/13 at 10:49am
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