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Got my new Abit AI7 today (a day early
) and have started to read through the manuals...hard to do while at work! Since I wasn't planning on a new mobo I bought a manual speed control for 4 fans since the Dell had no support for anything (just in case things got loud). The new Abit supports CPU, SYS & 2 AUX fans & I know Guru will control them via temps. What fans would be best monitored by Guru? Obviously the CPU, but then what? Here are the fans (and please don't laugh too hard at how many) I have:

(2) Back Panel
(1) Front Panel
(1) Top Panel
(1) Side Panel
(1) Zalman VGU
(1) Active RAM Cooling (I know, not really necessary)
(1) PCI Exhaust

So with the CPU and northbridge fans that makes...um...10...not counting PSU. I guess another viable question would be is a 420W PSU sufficient to push all that? We noobs can be darn entertaining, eh?
 

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Originally Posted by Bindusar

Got my new Abit AI7 today (a day early
) and have started to read through the manuals...hard to do while at work! Since I wasn't planning on a new mobo I bought a manual speed control for 4 fans since the Dell had no support for anything (just in case things got loud). The new Abit supports CPU, SYS & 2 AUX fans & I know Guru will control them via temps. What fans would be best monitored by Guru? Obviously the CPU, but then what? Here are the fans (and please don't laugh too hard at how many) I have:

(2) Back Panel
(1) Front Panel
(1) Top Panel
(1) Side Panel
(1) Zalman VGU
(1) Active RAM Cooling (I know, not really necessary)
(1) PCI Exhaust

So with the CPU and northbridge fans that makes...um...10...not counting PSU. I guess another viable question would be is a 420W PSU sufficient to push all that? We noobs can be darn entertaining, eh?

Dont worry about the PSU. A fan only needs 3W so you will be fine. Unless they are all tornados (8W) but even then should not be a problem.

Since you can only pic 2 to be uGuru controlled i would go with the "PCI Exhaust" and the "Side Panel". I would think they are the most important for cooling down your mobo which is what uGuru thermal control will monitor.
 
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