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

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April 18, 2014 11:10:10 AM

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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April 18, 2014 11:17:10 AM

If any of the overclock software is similar to previous generations get the asus.
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April 18, 2014 11:24:14 AM

The Hero is the much more solid board. Also, check out the 'Sonic Radar' feature. (If you're into FPS's ;)  )
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April 18, 2014 12:32:17 PM

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.

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April 18, 2014 1:15:00 PM

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 ;) 
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