ASUS P8Z77-Pro Fans compatible with four pins?

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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  1. Unless you want PWM control, any 3 pin fans will work on the 4 pin headers. Do you specifically want 4 pin fans?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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!

    DW
  5. 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.
  6. Hi,

    I'm looking at this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70596

    But not sure if my P8-Z77 can control via voltage rather than PWM. Is this a problem?
  7. DW2012 said:
    Hi,

    I'm looking at this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70596

    But not sure if my P8-Z77 can control via voltage rather than PWM. Is this a problem?

    Wow! $20 a pop! Must be good fans. I checked the website, http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/gentle-typhoon-120-mm.html and the specs say 4 pin Molex connectors. Until you can be assured they come with a 4-pin connector for PWM, I'd look elsewhere.
  8. Yeah, I didn't go with these in the end. :)

    Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.
  9. 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?
  10. 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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