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 Post subject: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:30 am 
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Hi,

which 1155 mainboard does have the most flexible dynamic fan control for both cpu fan an case fans, preferably directly over it's BIOS? Low power consumption would be important, too, an it should be as cheap as possible, the H77-chip-set is enough for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:10 am 
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Intel motherboards have the best BIOS level fan control. Asus has the best s/w based fan control.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:47 am 
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Do all Intel boards share the same BIOS, also the entry level ones like the DH77EB? Do you know a good review of this BIOS and it's fan control?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:51 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
Intel motherboards have the best BIOS level fan control. Asus has the best s/w based fan control.

hi, is intel's bios fan control comparable to Fan-Xpert or Fan-Xpert+ or Fan-Xpert2?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Max_s wrote:
hi, is intel's bios fan control comparable to Fan-Xpert or Fan-Xpert+ or Fan-Xpert2?
No.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:20 pm 
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franzl88 wrote:
Do all Intel boards share the same BIOS, also the entry level ones like the DH77EB? Do you know a good review of this BIOS and it's fan control?
Don't know. There's an Intel Q77 and Z77 review on this site.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:54 pm 
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I figure this is the most appropriate thread for my question.
I'm looking to get a DH77EB. I'm wondering about the bios fan control.
What's the lowest setting you can put your fans with Intel fan control? I mean does it have some fixed rpm or %?
I'll probably be using two Akasa Apache 120mm PWM fans which rpm range is 600-1300rpm or the Scythe Slip or Glide Stream PWM (not the adjustable) which RPM range is if I recall correctly 300-1300rpm.
If the fan control can run the fans at their lowest setting then great 8)
Even better if it can spin down the fans when they're unnecessary (very deep idle)

This going to be a upgrade for my current HTPC:
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H r1.1 | Athlon II X2 240 + NH-U12P w/o fan | HD5670 w/ Accelero S1r2 | S12II-330 | 4GB DDRII
Lian Li PC-A05N + 1xSS 120 800rpm(~400rpm) + 1x GT 1450rpm(~600rpm) | Samsung 830 64GB | WD1001FALS
Silence is of course paramount :lol:
Hopefully the setup will be like this:
Intel DH77EB | Intel Pentium G2120 + NH-U12P w/o fan | HD5670 w/ Accelero S1r2 | S12II-330 | 4GB DDR3 1600 CL9 1.35v or 1.50v
Lian Li PC-A05N + 2x SS/GS PWM or Apache PWM | Samsung 830 64GB | WD1001FALS

Even now the current setup is pretty darn silent except for the PSU which tends to start humming after watching TV on WMC (Win7) for a longer time or watching movie/series using MPC-HC+madVR. Been thinking about PSU upgrade but it isn't on the top of my priority list, but will probably go with either a picoPSU or a Rosewill Tachyon 550w Platinum+ if I can find a review which would show it's efficiency with 10% and below loads..

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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:06 am 
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Intel consistently do good.. although there are other options.

so far mine is Biostar motherboard there are selective version that do power saving consumption you can just have a browse. price is reasonable mid range. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Best Mainboard for flexible fan control, socket 1155
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:43 am 
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I haven't dived in to fan tweaking yet but my Intel dz75ml-45k seems to be working great and you can find it cheap.

It has three four wire pwm fan headers: heat sink fan, front fan and rear fan.

I have two Cougar 120mm pwm fans and one Xigmatek 120mm pwm fan and all seems well except for a slight buzzing I can hear when my head is within 1' of the computer. I will have to investigate but its not bad.


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