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Someone might find this one from Asus FAQ for this MB useful:

<snip>
http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx...Language=en-us
Issue:
My chassis fan seem to run slower when connected to CHA_Fan1 connector even when I set the fan to operate under Duty Cycle Mode.
Is this normal?

Answer:
This is because CHA_FAN1 connector has been specially designed to force fan to operate at 30% lower RPM under full run, in order to reduce overall system noise. As this motherboard comes with 6 chassis fan connectors in total (CHA_FAN1 & OPT_FAN1~5), please connect your chassis fan to OPT_Fan1~5 if you desire to allow chassis fan to operate at 100% RPM under full run.

<snip>
Might save you a degree or two...
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I'm just benching my new build on this board,and I have a few questions.

Is it ok for a CPU heatsink to touch another heatsink? I'm planning to use the CPU cooler in my sig, but it's massive. When turned the way I wish to mount i,it touches the 3rd party NB cooler I have. Can this cause problems?

The motherboard take the 24 pin and a 8 pin from the PSU. But my PSU only has the 24and 4 pin. Do I need a new power supply? I took a look at this guide :

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psucon...rs.html#4into8

But it doesn't make my concern any less!

The chip is a E6600, so the power draw isn't massive. Will I be okay using just the 4pin?
Edited by bron - 1/14/09 at 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by bron View Post
I'm just benching my new build on this board,and I have a few questions.

Is it ok for a CPU heatsink to touch another heatsink? I'm planning to use the CPU cooler in my sig, but it's massive. When turned the way I wish to mount i,it touches the 3rd party NB cooler I have. Can this cause problems?

The motherboard take the 24 pin and a 8 pin from the PSU. But my PSU only has the 24and 4 pin. Do I need a new power supply? I took a look at this guide :

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psucon...rs.html#4into8

But it doesn't make my concern any less!

The chip is a E6600, so the power draw isn't massive. Will I be okay using just the 4pin?
I doubt you'll even loose a single degree with those heatsinks touching. Don't worry about it. If you check out the link in my signature, you can see a picture where my aftermarket NB cooler touches my CPU cooler and I"m getting excellent results like that.

As far as using the 4 pin connector, you will be fine. However, I wouldn't hook up too many fans to the motherboard more than your CPU fan and maybe two others. Use 4-pin molex connection adapters to run additional fans instead. Also, be sure you don't use any PCI-Express video cards that do not have their own power connector and you will be fine.
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I doubt you'll even loose a single degree with those heatsinks touching. Don't worry about it. If you check out the link in my signature, you can see a picture where my aftermarket NB cooler touches my CPU cooler and I"m getting excellent results like that.

As far as using the 4 pin connector, you will be fine. However, I wouldn't hook up too many fans to the motherboard more than your CPU fan and maybe two others. Use 4-pin molex connection adapters to run additional fans instead. Also, be sure you don't use any PCI-Express video cards that do not have their own power connector and you will be fine.
Thanks for the advice. I've already bit the bullet and I'm typing on the machine now

I have a fan controller anyway, so running fans off the motherboard isn't such a big deal (although it has loads of headers for them!).

Since I've built 2 machines tonight I'm finally heading to bed. Tomorrow brings braiding and perhaps some overclocking on this board.
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Hey guys just wondering if you gys could give me an insight on a good motherboard to get i'm sure its this one that is stuffed ive replaced everything else basically im after SLI and 45mm support and good overclocking starting from looking at the cheapest boards thanks in advance
    
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Question guys for the e8500 do I need to set the vcore manually or is auto fine?? On auto the vcore is 1.34. I am running 375 x9= 3562.4mhz with temps of 41 degrees.
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Hey guys just wondering if you gys could give me an insight on a good motherboard to get i'm sure its this one that is stuffed ive replaced everything else basically im after SLI and 45mm support and good overclocking starting from looking at the cheapest boards thanks in advance
Wow! That's "The Question" isn't it?! ASUS is a must by any means; cooling design, overclocking potential and reputation. EVGA however has a lifetime warranty, but don't let that be your purchasing decision though as their nvidia referenced board and cooling design will run much hotter! Plan to RMA these boards in the future if you plan to overclock. Even though you only get a 3 year warranty with ASUS, they are still the pinnacle of motherboards.

Things to consider about purchasing a new motherboard:
  • Do you plan to use DDR3 or DDR2 Dimms and check the supported capacity?
  • Front Side Bus and Memory Speeds should definitely be considered.
  • What chipset do you like?
  • What processor do you intend to use?
  • Do you plan to use NTI designed Crashfire, or nVidia design SLI?
  • Warranty terms and duration?
  • Is price really an issue?

My next purchase will be the Striker II Extreme. Although there are three versions of this board, it is in fact the big brother to this board we all have here. However, both the Extreme and NSE versions are built to be used with a water cooling. I intend to remove the stock ASUS water block and install an Extreme Spirit II in it's place.

DDR3 memory will be more expensive than DDR2. That means it's better, right? Not necessarily! You should check the latency timings in comparison with DDR2 memory. This is a discussion all on it's own, but do your research on this before purchasing your new motherboard.

There are a handful of new chipsets out now like the X58 intel chip which now supports SLI as well Crashfire; bonus! However you would be required to purchase a new Core i7 processor if you buy this X58 motherboard. I still like the nForce 700 series chipsets such as the 730i, 750i, 780i and 790i as they are obviously designed for SLI. The 780i motherboards support DDR2 while the 790i motherboards support DDR3. You won't see too impressive of a performance increase with 750i and the 730i motherboards are Hybrid SLI motherboards and a micro ATX form factor. There won't be a lot of room for overclocking on these motherboards without some aftermarket cooling upgrades.

Oh and I apologize for not talking about AMD. It's simply not a factor in my opinion.
Edited by Paraleyes - 1/16/09 at 10:14am
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Question guys for the e8500 do I need to set the vcore manually or is auto fine?? On auto the vcore is 1.34. I am running 375 x9= 3562.4mhz with temps of 41 degrees.
You are totally fine at 1.34. I am now at 1.3+ and 3.8GHz. You should be able to hit that with decent ventilation at that voltage.
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Wow! That's "The Question" isn't it?! ASUS is a must by any means; cooling design, overclocking potential and reputation. EVGA however has a lifetime warranty, but don't let that be your purchasing decision though as their nvidia referenced board and cooling design will run much hotter! Plan to RMA these boards in the future if you plan to overclock. Even though you only get a 3 year warranty with ASUS, they are still the pinnacle of motherboards.

Things to consider about purchasing a new motherboard:
  • Do you plan to use DDR3 or DDR2 Dimms and check the supported capacity?
  • Front Side Bus and Memory Speeds should definitely be considered.
  • What chipset do you like?
  • What processor do you intend to use?
  • Do you plan to use NTI designed Crashfire, or nVidia design SLI?
  • Warranty terms and duration?
  • Is price really an issue?

My next purchase will be the Striker II Extreme. Although there are three versions of this board, it is in fact the big brother to this board we all have here. However, both the Extreme and NSE versions are built to be used with a water cooling. I intend to remove the stock ASUS water block and install an Extreme Spirit II in it's place.

DDR3 memory will be more expensive than DDR2. That means it's better, right? Not necessarily! You should check the latency timings in comparison with DDR2 memory. This is a discussion all on it's own, but do your research on this before purchasing your new motherboard.

There are a handful of new chipsets out now like the X58 intel chip which now supports SLI as well Crashfire; bonus! However you would be required to purchase a new Core i7 processor if you buy this X58 motherboard. I still like the nForce 700 series chipsets such as the 730i, 750i, 780i and 790i as they are obviously designed for SLI. The 780i motherboards support DDR2 while the 790i motherboards support DDR3. You won't see too impressive of a performance increase with 750i and the 730i motherboards are Hybrid SLI motherboards and a micro ATX form factor. There won't be a lot of room for overclocking on these motherboards without some aftermarket cooling upgrades.

Oh and I apologize for not talking about AMD. It's simply not a factor in my opinion.
hey mate thanks for that, whats is crashfire? do you think it is worth upgrding to the new i7 yet would i tbe worth the money? will defenatly go asus socket 775 ddr2. money is quite an issue though but i would like to go with a nforce chipset though. best value for money? and with that striker extreme i it hard to not to run on water? and which version is the best cause this mobo plus is a downgrade. thanks heaps man
    
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Wow the 790i is $500 way to much for me atm
    
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