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How to monitor NZXT Phantom 530 fan speed

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June 20, 2014 6:42:51 AM

I just built a new PC with an Asus Z97 Deluxe motherboard in a NZXT Phantom 530 case.

The Asus UEFI BIOS Utility shows me the CPU Fan speed but nothing about the case fans.

I spent 45 minutes on the phone yesterday with Asus trying to find out if it was possible to see the case fans in the BIOS Utility. I got nowhere. I'm not sure the person I was talking to even understood the question even after repeating it many times.

I've also created a ticket with NZXT to see if they might know.

Is it possible to see my case fans in the BIOS Utility or is there some other way to see the fan speed? The case does have a fan controller.

It's possible that I'm asking for something that isn't possible or necessary. I'd just like to know.

Thanks.

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June 20, 2014 6:53:19 AM

Hello,

In order for your motherboard to see the fans speed, the fans need to be connected to the motherboards fans headers, or if you case supports it, though the case integrated fan controller, and then to the motherboard. If it is just connected to the case's integrated fan controller there is no way to see the fan speed.
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June 21, 2014 5:30:44 AM

jtledoux said:
Hello,

In order for your motherboard to see the fans speed, the fans need to be connected to the motherboards fans headers, or if you case supports it, though the case integrated fan controller, and then to the motherboard. If it is just connected to the case's integrated fan controller there is no way to see the fan speed.


Right. The question is can I do it with this motherboard and case.

Neither Asus nor NZXT were any help. Asus didn't understand the question. This is what NZXT said "You dont connect it to the motherboard at all. The case has the built in fan controller that adjust the speed of the case fans."

But it would be nice to be able to see all fans in the BIOS Utility and in Asus' monitoring tool.
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June 21, 2014 11:01:17 PM

Cellsworth said:
jtledoux said:
Hello,

In order for your motherboard to see the fans speed, the fans need to be connected to the motherboards fans headers, or if you case supports it, though the case integrated fan controller, and then to the motherboard. If it is just connected to the case's integrated fan controller there is no way to see the fan speed.


Right. The question is can I do it with this motherboard and case.

Neither Asus nor NZXT were any help. Asus didn't understand the question. This is what NZXT said "You dont connect it to the motherboard at all. The case has the built in fan controller that adjust the speed of the case fans."

But it would be nice to be able to see all fans in the BIOS Utility and in Asus' monitoring tool.


Then the answer is no. The only way to see those fans is by not connecting it to the built in fan controller, and connecting directly to the motherboard, that is if they even made it possible to disconnect. The motherboard does a better job of monitoring and will keep them running quite unless it needs the extra cooling, so if you can, and are ok with loosing the onboard fan controller that is the way to go.
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