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ASUS P8Z77-Pro Fans compatible with four pins?

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June 18, 2012 12:21:28 AM

Hi,

I have a P8Z77-V Pro in an Antec P280.

Can anyone recommend good 120mm chassis fans compatible with the motherboard's 4-pin connector?

Thanks!
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June 18, 2012 1:54:56 AM

Unless you want PWM control, any 3 pin fans will work on the 4 pin headers. Do you specifically want 4 pin fans?
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June 18, 2012 2:03:15 AM

Hi,

Yes, thanks, I've been reading up. Ideally, four pin so that there can be control (for noise as well as performance). I was looking at the Cougar Vortex PWM or the Noctua NF-P12 PWM. Both 120mm.

Advice?

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June 18, 2012 2:13:06 AM

Just so you know, 3 wire fans are also able to have their speed controlled by the board's BIOS. Instead of Pulse Width Modulation, it simply uses variable voltage to controll the fan motor's speed.
But if you want a 4 wire fan with PWM to make use of the 4 pin headers and you want quiet, look for low decibel ratings. And remember that larger fans are generally quieter than smaller fans. Did you want a fan recommendation?
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June 18, 2012 2:18:57 AM

clutchc said:
Just so you know, 3 wire fans are also able to have their speed controlled by the board's BIOS. Instead of Pulse Width Modulation, it simply uses variable voltage to controll the fan motor's speed.
But if you want a 4 wire fan with PWM to make use of the 4 pin headers and you want quiet, look for low decibel ratings. And remember that larger fans are generally quieter than smaller fans. Did you want a fan recommendation?



Hi, again,

Thanks for that. I'm wanting to get two more fans for other the front of the P280 or midcase. What would you recommend? Something that is quiet at low RPM but moves a lot of air through the case?

The reason I mentioned four pin, is because I just assumed that was required as the Z77 has four four-pin chassis inputs.

Thanks very much!

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June 18, 2012 2:45:43 AM

From what I've found, your case is is limited to 120mm fans. The 2 120mm fans you listed are both good choices. I haven't used either one, but their specs are good as are their user ratings. Unless you want a lighted fan, I'd get a pair of either of them.
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June 18, 2012 3:52:11 PM

Yeah, I didn't go with these in the end. :) 

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.
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August 10, 2012 4:06:58 PM

Did you end up getting the Noctua's? That's my plan next week.
Are they any good? Do they work well with Fan xpert 2?
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December 29, 2012 5:11:46 AM

Just to be clear:
The Asus P8Z77-V PRO board has a total of 6 fan headers, 4 chassis headers, 1 cpu header, and 1 cpu optional header.
4 Chassis = 3 or 4 pin compatible
cpu and cpu opt. = only 4 pin compatible
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