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I don't think my Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H has the best PWM fan control . . .

How many fan control circuits does your MB have? My GA-Z87X-UD4H has three, but the CPU has two PWM fan headers (CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT), along with three system headers on two independently-controllable circuits. However, when they are set to Voltage control, the fans run full or 50%. Now that is sad, because my GA-P55A-UD3P had the sweetest Voltage control, but only for CPU.

 

For a square-framed 140mm fan there is no better IMO than a Noctua NF-A14. But if you are willing to go Voltage-only, the Yate Loon 140mm fans are actually pretty good, at 1000rpm (L), 1300 (M) and 1800 (H) (don't fall for the lie -- the H's are not 2800rpm fans). They are also about the cheapest fans available.

 

I haven't had an eLoop in my hands, but I have had a similar Antec, and I am not impressed by the spinning-rim concept. And you have to be so careful handling the thing.

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Z87X-UD4H is better because the BIOS doesn't couple the chassis fan headers into one control.

For Z87-UD4H the CPU/OPT are coupled , chassis fan 1 is separate , chassis 2nd and 3rd fan are coupled.

The Z77X stuff couples all chassis fans except chassis fan 4. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif


Some people report the 4th chassis header as running at 100% for Z77
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Some people report the 4th chassis header as running at 100% for Z77
Can confirm tongue.gif

Chassis headers 1-3 support PWM and you can set your own curve up but compared to Asus' Fan Xpert 2 the amount of control you have is fairly poor. I say you can set your own curve up but you can only have two points... plus the software is just ugly. I've not tried using SpeedFan, maybe that gives you more functionality.



I've narrowed it down to the Be Quiet Silent Wings 2 or Noctua NF-A14/NF-P12 now, they're just so damn expensive!

Thanks for your help guys smile.gif
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... plus the software is just ugly.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I prefer that interface to the new one. I see Gigabyte following As.s down the glitz path. My Ass.s board has this glitzy Fan Xpert that is hard to follow. The older Gigabyte interface, OTOH, is all business. Lucky you.

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(found yesterday , just confirming the suggestions from before: Noctua/Thermalright/Phanteks at bigger sizes)
Note Xigmatek fails at higher RPMs

http://www.xtremehardware.com/cooling/air/xtremehardware-presenta-iv-roundup-ventole-120-140mm-giugno-2013-201306178781/?start=20

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hi all guys

I'm the reviewer


Thanks for the notification. Surely it's an excel typing error, anyway during the next roundup I will re-test that setting.

It SHOULD be 1000RPM, for sure. Here's how it should be in reality

800rpm = 35.2dBA @ 71c
1000rpm = 37.4dBA @ 68c
1260rpm = 39.1dBA @ 62c

Unfortunately, due the HUGE amount of text, I've made a typing mistake. I will fix it

Speaking about the TY-141, it's due the 10% increase of the Lamptron FC5V2 Fan controller. When you load +12V, it can overvolt a fan, causing more RPM than the original one. It's due voltage, and a very common thing. This is why measuring dBA and RPM it's a complex thing, and because of you can find some different thermal behaviour in some tests. There are a lot of different variations in testbeds so it's generally difficult to compare temperatures from different sites. I can assure you that what you find here it's real, re-tested and made with a single testbed, Tamb and sensor.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1402067/xtreme-hardware-120mm-and-140mm-fan-roundup
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