I'm getting a new pc that needs to be very quiet and includes the following:
Case: Antec P183
CPU: i7 2600K LGA1155
Motherboard: Intel DH67CL
I'm trying to decide between 2 CPU coolers: Scythe Mugen 2 ($64) with a PWM fan or the Noctua NH-12P SE2 ($72) with 2xDC fans. Since the price difference is small where I'm buying the pc, I'm leaning a bit more towards the Noctua.
I understand that all the 3 fan headers on the motherboard can be controlled by SpeedFan according to this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1143-page6.html
(There is no possibility to control the fans trough the BIOS). The CPU fan header has a 4-pin connector.
I've never used SpeedFan before so the question is if it can automatically control PWM fans only or also DC fans? And in case DC fans can only be controlled manually, is that a significant disadvantage in CPU cooling compared with automatic control?
Thanks in advance.