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Fan config: MSI Z87-G45 vs ASUS MAXIMUS VI Hero

I am selecting between MSI and ASUS and focus also on silent solution. I found out that on G45 the minimum RPM you can set on 50% (for 3-pin) and 25% (for 4-pin). When on ASUS you can configure to turn off the fan if the temperature is below the minimum. So in G45 all fans are always ON - it should be more "noisy" board I assume than Hero.
And the minor issue IMHO, on Hero you can set up independently the temperature control points for fans. So a case fan can be linked with CPU's temp (no such config in MSI).
But the MSI price is so attractive for me so I would like to ask if a G45-owners can confirm this limitations?
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  1. If any of the overclock software is similar to previous generations get the asus.
  2. The Hero is the much more solid board. Also, check out the 'Sonic Radar' feature. (If you're into FPS's ;) )
  3. Demorthus said:
    The Hero is the much more solid board. Also, check out the 'Sonic Radar' feature. (If you're into FPS's ;) )


    Yes, FPS is the key :) But I've never thought about "Sonic Radar". Is it real good for FPS?
    I know MSI has E2200, - also should bring some benefits in games (prio the traffic). But don't know if it is really worth stuff.
  4. Best answer
    The Hero is what I went with, great mobo, did 20 assorted mobo based Haswell builds for clients before deciding on it. Think you'll be much happier with it ;)
  5. I did a screencast on how to underclock the thresholds on MSI motherboards, especially annoying for the 50% fan speed lock system fan 4-pin that defaulted for me to 2200RPM's....while the case temp was 42 c. Problem Solved!

    https://youtu.be/NZn9xnue0Dk
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