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    Default Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard

    I see the TriCool Fans come free with the case. 30 decibels at full speed isn't quiet. I would suggest buying Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fans which are rated at 21 decibels and let them run at full speed.
    Newegg.com - Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Case Fans

    Airflow is 78CFM (cubic ft per minute) compared to 79CFM for TriCool.
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    Default Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard

    If you read the customer reviews for the Thermaltake fan, there's no way that its 21 db rating is accurate when pushing 78 CFM.
    It appears to be a good fan, but there's no way it's quiet at full speed.
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    Default Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard

    I agree with that about Thermaltake fans. Those along with Coolermaster ones have a strangely inaccurate noise level quoted for them. The Both the Coolermaster fan on my old Hyper 212 (rated 19dB at 70 CFM, 2500 RPM) and the fans included with a Thermaltake Armour case (again 19db, ~70 CFM and 2000-2500 RPM) were hellishly loud when running 12V.

    The Tricool fans are nice and quiet on low, and the larger fans (140mm +) don't need to be run higher. The 92mm Tricool I had on my old X2 3800+ was noisy at anything above low. The volume wasn't a problem, it was the pitch and tone of the noise that was anoying, like a whine.

    If you want quiet fans, and have a big budget go with Noctua. Some say they're not worth the money, but for me they definitely are. The noise is just like it should be with a fan, a whoosh of air and virtually no motor noise. At 7V they also shift a decent ~45CFM. They aren't exactly great looking but they have a life time warranty and do the job superbly. You'll never need to buy another fan again, as if it fails they'll replace it with no questions asked.

    I still think that having case fans ramp up with CP|U temp isn't the way to go, but if it's what you want to do then respect to you. profJim's advice and the Y cable suggestion is excellent.

    You can get some really nice touch screen LCD controllers now, some even have video playback built in. All depends on your budget. You can get ones with plug in temp sensors so that each fan ramps up when their particular location gets warm. There are also fans that do this using a heat dependant resistor, such as this one from enermax, which works quite well 120mm Enermax UCEV12 Everest TWISTER Fan Temp Control, Blue LED (on/off) inc Rubber A/V Plugs - Scan.co.uk . The fan goes to max at ~ 40c ambient and the temp sensor can be routed to sit next to say the Northbridge etc.
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    Default Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard

    Thanks for all your replies here it has certainly given me heaps to think about.

    A question for you profJim...Am I right in saying that all I really need to do with the NZXT 5 fan controller is plug in the existing molex power connectors that are on my fans to the molex connectors on this controller and I am good to go? Refer to the diagram on this page NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Review | Hardware Secrets

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    Default Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard

    According the figure 5 photo in the review, the molex connectors and the 3-pin male connectors only have two wires, yellow and black.
    Black = ground
    Yellow = output voltage to the fan (12 volt maximum)
    This means that any fans hooked up to these connectors won't be able to be monitored by your motherboard or software monitoring programs.

    If each of your fans also has a standard 3 or 4-pin female fan header connector, each fan's speed can be monitored if you connect the yellow wire on the smaller fan connector to the mobo fan header. You don't need the Y-cable for this, you can use a regular fan extension cable, but you must remove the black and red wires from this extension cable and make sure that neither of these wires can short circuit to the any components in your system, mobo or the computer case.

    If this isn't clear, I'll take a photograph of one end of my fan cables that is plugged info the mobo fan header. All this photo will show is a single yellow "sense" wire attached to the connector that plugs into the mobo fan header.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You must not use this single wire hookup connected to any of the NZXT 2-wire connectors.

    Rather than just cutting the red and black wires on the fan extension cable, you can usually use a paperclip or small pointed tool to depress a tab on the connector to release a wire.

    Don't confuse the yellow fan extension cable wires with the yellow wires on the NZXT fan controller!!
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