Need some advice. Recently upgraded my PC and bought the Corsair 650 case. All stock fans. At the moment it's a little noisy for my tastes. I asked my technician whether I should let my motherboard monitor and slow my fans down, or whether I should let the case, and his answer was the case, because it looks much neater and noise shouldn't be a problem if you use an in-line resistor for the case fans.
Okay, you guys are the experts. I've got a ASROCK Z77 motherboard. Right now, none of the fans are connected directly the motherboard so I can't control fan speed from my OS/Bios. What would you recommend? That I allow my motherboard to slow my fans down? Or let the case fans do the job and just put a resistor inline to slow them down a bit? Finally, how effective are the Megaflow fans, for the front and top 200mm fans? Can I slow them down and will they be able to cool my machine?
Man 3rd option and I believe the better option would be to purchase a fan controller. They are extremely helpful.