Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How many fans and where?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • BUDFORCE
    replied
    Meh, for the price of fans and a fan controller.

    Most computer components of mostly made of metal. Metal contracts and expands as it heats and cools. This contraction and expeansion stretches everything, and the more stretched the more current needs to go through to maintain the connections, more current means more heat, and your expansion and contraction expidites.

    Keeping everything cooler reduces this effect. Or in other words, heat is the killer of PC components.

    Although to some degree (no pun intended hoho) I do agree with the above post, no gaming or overclocking, you PC wont work as hard and lets face it, most computer components are designed to work for years under certain temperatures wighout being in fancy cases with lots of airflow, so overkill, maybe? But, if it were me, I know I would sleep better at night knowing I did what I could to preserve the longevity of my precious hardware and also that I had options for overclocking etc in the future, if I so desired.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mangomonkey
    replied
    Thanks I appreciate that. Does anyone have any recommendations for fan controllers or are they all about the same?

    Leave a comment:


  • megafail
    replied
    2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)

    Personally I would get a fan control it makes it easier to cable manage and silence the system ....well it does for me anyway.

    I would have got a full size ATX board tho if you wanted more options.





    Leave a comment:


  • Mangomonkey
    replied
    Originally posted by Bing View Post
    I think he means the Z270M Pro4: http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z270M...#Specification

    And yeah, apart from 2x CPU fan headers (one DC, one PWM), there are only 2 other fan headers but it is mATX after all.
    Yep that's the one, no idea where the 720 came from??? May have been predictive text. Should have checked for errors before posting.

    Leave a comment:


  • Bing
    replied
    If you don't game, don't bother with the extra fans then. You won't have the extra heat from a GPU being worked hard, so won't need extra cooling.

    Just go with the 2 or 3 available to you now.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mangomonkey
    replied
    Originally posted by omega View Post
    Can't find any details on that mobo anywhere, but I'm really surprised you've got a mobo with only two headers...

    Anyhoo, my setup is 2x 140mm fans intake at the front, 2x 140mm fans on the CPU cooler, one 140mm exhaust fan in the roof, and one 140mm exhaust on the back.

    The two CPU and the rear fans are controlled PWM by the CPU header, the other 3 are on a fan controller and are always at minimum speed. Basically silent until I game, then I've got headphones anyway
    Hi there is info at http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z270M%20Pro4/ . It basically ticked every other box and was on sale for a stupidly low price. I just figured I could add a fan controller if needed. I don't game but do a lot of graphics, photography and video editing. Planning to at least enable turbo boost and eventually start overclocking if need be. Which fan controller do you use?

    Leave a comment:


  • Bing
    replied
    I think he means the Z270M Pro4: http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z270M...#Specification

    And yeah, apart from 2x CPU fan headers (one DC, one PWM), there are only 2 other fan headers but it is mATX after all.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mangomonkey
    replied
    Originally posted by BUDFORCE View Post
    Put as many fans as your case supports. Exhaust fans rear and top, inlet fans front and underneath. Keeps your stuff cool, cool stuff lasts longer.
    Yeah that makes sense. My Case supports unto 5 fans in the following format... 2x 120mm on the front, 2x 120mm on the roof and 1x 120mm on the back. I may just put all 5 in then... Do you suggest using a fan controller then?

    Leave a comment:


  • omega
    replied
    Can't find any details on that mobo anywhere, but I'm really surprised you've got a mobo with only two headers...

    Anyhoo, my setup is 2x 140mm fans intake at the front, 2x 140mm fans on the CPU cooler, one 140mm exhaust fan in the roof, and one 140mm exhaust on the back.

    The two CPU and the rear fans are controlled PWM by the CPU header, the other 3 are on a fan controller and are always at minimum speed. Basically silent until I game, then I've got headphones anyway

    Leave a comment:


  • BUDFORCE
    replied
    Put as many fans as your case supports. Exhaust fans rear and top, inlet fans front and underneath. Keeps your stuff cool, cool stuff lasts longer.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mangomonkey
    replied
    Originally posted by omega View Post
    Which mobo have you got that's only got two fan headers?
    Asrock Z270M Pro4 . Has 2 chasis fan headers and 1 CPU fan header.
    Last edited by Mangomonkey; 05-04-17, 17:23.

    Leave a comment:


  • omega
    replied
    Which mobo have you got that's only got two fan headers?

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X