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The OPT_FAN headers are independently controllable, but you need a thermal probe put where you want to cool.
Im not sure if im understanding what you are saying, there is no OPT_FAN, there is CPU_FAN, CPU_OPT and CHASSIS_FAN 1, 2, 3. The chassis_fans are controllable by voltage control on fanXpert2, and i believe you are correct into the probe (i never really done it), and they are controllable individually, but the CPU_OPT is not, it doesn't appear on the bios and FanXpert2 there is only the rpm reporting, i have never seen it or maybe there is trick to enable it.
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On my mvf there are 3 opt fan headers. All are supposed to be pwm and they can be controlled based on the probes but they actually use voltage. Only true pwm headers are cpu and cpu_opt(clone of cpu signal). Raja, rep for Asus confirms all Asus boards are this way.
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post #9023 of 16284
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On my mvf there are 3 opt fan headers. All are supposed to be pwm and they can be controlled based on the probes but they actually use voltage. Only true pwm headers are cpu and cpu_opt(clone of cpu signal). Raja, rep for Asus confirms all Asus boards are this way.

So basically Asus is lying to consumers?
post #9024 of 16284
I ordered a Fractal R4 to replace my HAF X.

This is going to be more of a quiet build. Should I keep my NH-D14 and add some fans or get a closed loop CPU cooler, replace its fans and put it on top?
post #9025 of 16284
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I ordered a Fractal R4 to replace my HAF X.

This is going to be more of a quiet build. Should I keep my NH-D14 and add some fans or get a closed loop CPU cooler, replace its fans and put it on top?

if you want it to remain quite , i would stick with the d14 cooler. then maybe look into some new noctua 140mm fans.
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post #9026 of 16284
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So basically Asus is lying to consumers?
Sadly so it seems. Raja just said "I don't know why it states that in the manuals as I don't write the manuals." I am like, thanks man...helps so much.
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post #9027 of 16284
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I ordered a Fractal R4 to replace my HAF X.

This is going to be more of a quiet build. Should I keep my NH-D14 and add some fans or get a closed loop CPU cooler, replace its fans and put it on top?
The NH-D14 still is a great cooler, for OCing or to build a quiet setup, so i would keep it, still is on the top 5 air cooler. Now for more quiet, try to undervolt the fans or control them via

The Fractal Design Define R4 is imo a wonderful case, but it wont do miracles, if you are building for a quiet setup, you gotta avoid noisy components, Fans and mechanical hdds will be the biggest source of noise, so chose careful what you install on the R4.
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post #9028 of 16284
Greetings, my fellow Fractal Design brethren! I come from a far away land known as the "Official Storm Trooper/Stryker Club". I switched from my Trooper to a new Define R4 because of it's sexiness. Replaced my Hyper 212 Evo with an h80i as well and not looking back! smile.gif
Apologies for the bad image quality, stupid Nexus 4 rolleyes.gif

This is with my old air cooler.


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Um... if you only have the one hard drive, could you not just take the top cage out rather than rotating it?
 
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post #9030 of 16284
Sure I could have! Then that would reveal my lazy cable management job! Also, wouldn't having the drive rails in front of the fan increase air pressure slightly? Just a thought.
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