Tomorrow ill be buidling a PC for a friend on an MSI H97 Gaming 3, so ill check and test some fans on it, if i have some time ill post some thoughts on it.
We're waiting for your findings!
Starting to build =), ill post some pics and thoughts on the gallery, even though its not a silent oriented build, has a lot of things that i personally interested, like Asus GTX750ti strix, MSI H97 Gaming 3, Phantek Entho Pro chassis and your recommendation of the EVGA 750W G2, i know an overkill for the build, but he went with the GTX750Ti for now, he is just waiting for the next gen of GPUs to do a SLI setup.
For example, Asus apparently (personally i dont believe it out of so many lies from them), they made all their headers able to do 3pin and 4pin kinda like they have done with CPU_FAN, that you can decided on the bios if its 3pin voltage controlled or 4pin PWM controlled.... weather it true or not, i cant say.
All i can say that ASUS X99 Deluxe has no problems controlling and even stopping my 3-pin fans, same applies for 4-pin fans on CPU header.
As long as you understand how Asus design their fan headers and chose properly the fans for each, Asus is a great choice. But since you own a very new asus motherboard, maybe you can help me with some questions,
1) Does the CHA_FAN have Q-Fan setup on bios, like CPU_FAN where you can tell them to switch between PWM and Voltage controlled? On the CPU_FAN it used to have AUTO/ADVANCED, does this appear on CHA_FAN headers on the bios?
2) Does it have the same curve on PWM fan on CHA_FAN as the CPU_FAN? in my experience is different, but i own a older board, so just wondering if asus fix it by really doing PWM on CHA_FAN headers.
3) Does the bios have any way of controlling CHA_FAN headers aside from profiles? like % and temps that work, in the past they were very bad on this.
4) Whats the minimum % that asus allows on bios on CHA_FAN and on CPU_FAN? On sandy/ivy it allowed 20% on CPU and 40% on chassis, on haswell (none e) it bump the restrictions to 40% and 60%.