Originally Posted by Dan-H
Agree with this above.
Does your motherboard has extra fan headers?
In my R5, the two front intakes run at 5V off using the R5 case harness powered by a SATA power connector.
Rear exhaust and bottom fan use MoBo fan headers controlled by speedfan
Rear exhaust always runs, but slowly and ramps up with CPU temp. Fan curve matches the CPU cooler fan curve.
Bottom intake turns off when CPU cores are less than 40C or GPU less than 45C. ( which is most of the time unless gaming or encoding, or running multiple VMs). The speed of the bottom intake is controlled by a combination of GPU or CPU temps, but the GPU temps are what cause it to spin up.
Side fan is removed for now. Since it is summer that may change, but it will be powered by the temp of the graphics card.
I can barely hear the system at idle, and the loudest thing are the two HDDs.
I have 4 or even 5 motherborad fan headers, but motherboard is the weakest point of my system, it is Asus Z97-P. Software is horribly bad plus SpeedFan cannot even read temperatures properly from it. I tried to set it up with guide but nothing seems to work on my mobo from this accursed manufacturer. I bought this mobo when I wasn't too much into tech, and this is how it ends - very short in features, overpriced, with horrible AI Suite software and inability to set up any third party software. But I wanted gold color on my motherboard... Ehh, I was so stupid back then
I am pretty much satisfied with noise levels at the moment. Even with side moduvent removed it is okay, audible only in total silence, and I am always listening to music, review, interview or playing games when I am using PC, so I won't hear it anyway. I also have my windows open almost all the time so ambient noise in increasing quite significantly. I don't plan to increase fan speeds to 7 or let alone 12V. The whole point of my system is total silence and don't burn anything
It was quite hard to achieve with 980 Ti that is super hot after OC, but now I will temporarily get RX480 if it turns out to be good so I will keep those very low noise levels even under load. And when Vega comes I don't know, I hope for some beefy coolers like those third party ones from Arctic.
I will order additional fan for the side panel and 140mm magnetic dust filter and I will test how it works for me, so far removing side panel moduvent didn't made much of a difference.
One thing I would like to change is to make fan controller Off-5V-7V instead of 5V-7V-12V. Is it possible? I will make separate thread with this question.Edited by Krzych04650 - 6/22/16 at 4:52am