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#1 Dr. Joe

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

So I have every aspect of my first build ready to go except for the fan controller. I know its a minor thing but every time I find one i like i read reviews of problems that people have with them. I will have the HAF-X with 5 fans. I want something that looks cool but is well built and will last more than a week. Thanks for any help.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:17 PM

Is it necessary to have a fan controller?

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

Is it necessary to have a fan controller?



Well i dont know if my mobo can control 5 fans. I mean id rather not have one and have it be automatic through the mobo but is that even possible? Im gonna have the ASUS rampage IV. Ill admit to being a noob so any advice would be great.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:14 AM

I highly recommend getting the Antec 1200 instead. It comes with six fans and controllers built in.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

I considered that case but i really have my heart set on the haf-x. I guess my question is can i hook up all 5 of my fans to the mobo or do i need a fan controller? And if i do need a controller what is the best one thats looks the best (not some generic plate with knobs on it)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:04 AM

I'm not sure which Rampage board you have but if you have the Extreme model, there is 8+ fan connectors. Also is the Rampage board for the 2011 cpus?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

Yea its the extreme for the 2011. I looked at a picture of the mobo on newegg. Where are the 8+ fan connectors? Also, an unrelated question, the mobo has 8 ram slots. I was gonna get 8 sticks of 4gb. I was told by a friend not to fill all the slots because it would actually be slower. He told me to just get 4 sticks of 4. But 32gb vs 16gb is a big difference. What would you do?

Edited by Dr. Joe, 12 January 2012 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Newegg

2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)

1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x OC Key header(s)
1 x OT header(s)
2 x Subzero Sense connector(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Q Reset switch(es)
2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Go Button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

Yea i went back and read that but i couldnt find them in the picture of the motherboard. Also as far as ram would i notice a difference between 1600 and 1866. I was going to fill up all the slots (8 sticks of 4). Is this a bad idea?

Edited by Dr. Joe, 12 January 2012 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

From the Motherboard manual here

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=42&m=Rampage%20IV%20Extreme&os=30&ft=12&f_name=F6797_Rampage_IV_Extreme.zip#F6797_Rampage_IV_Extreme.zip

Page 2-37 shows the fan connectors

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

From the Motherboard manual here

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=42&m=Rampage%20IV%20Extreme&os=30&ft=12&f_name=F6797_Rampage_IV_Extreme.zip#F6797_Rampage_IV_Extreme.zip

Page 2-37 shows the fan connectors


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:44 PM

I was going to fill up all the slots (8 sticks of 4). Is this a bad idea?


Typically you can get faster speeds with your memory if you have fewer slots populated.
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