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August 5, 2012 3:11:07 PM

Ok I need a simple good answer for me,

Here is my Specs:

Case: HAF x 4 Fans
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850AXUK Professional Series Gold 850W Power Supply
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti

Which motherboard should I get:
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
OR
Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard

If anybody can give me a solid answer to which I should get and what changes could be made please help. As I'm worried about the fans not connecting to the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 as there is no 4 Chassis Connectors only 2.
Note: I'll be playing games on my pc.

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a c 87 V Motherboard
August 5, 2012 3:24:33 PM

Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard
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August 5, 2012 3:34:47 PM

If you plan on upgrading the CPU to an Ivy-Bridge later on, I recommend the Asus P8Z77-V PRO.

If not, stay with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. Your current cpu doesn't support PCIe3.0 which would be the main difference between the Z68 board and the Z77 one.


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August 5, 2012 3:40:36 PM

ryanrich83 said:
If you plan on upgrading the CPU to an Ivy-Bridge later on, I recommend the Asus P8Z77-V PRO.

If not, stay with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. Your current cpu doesn't support PCIe3.0 which would be the main difference between the Z68 board and the Z77 one.



But what about the HAF x case fans? Where would I connect them if I go the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3:

2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)

P8Z77-V PRO
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Optional Fan connector(s)

Also the CPU I'm getting is SandyBridge.
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August 5, 2012 5:50:41 PM

Ry4n said:
But what about the HAF x case fans? Where would I connect them if I go the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3:

2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)

P8Z77-V PRO
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Optional Fan connector(s)

Also the CPU I'm getting is SandyBridge.


can anybody confirm?
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August 5, 2012 6:35:47 PM

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you'll have enough fan headers regardless..



Ah ok thank you very much Verbalizer. :D 
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August 5, 2012 6:57:08 PM

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all the boards mentioned are equipped with enough fan headers..


Are they the ones called, CHA_Fan 1, CHA_Fan 2 & PWR_Fan 1, PWR_Fan 2.
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August 5, 2012 7:08:04 PM

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yes.



Ok, Is there any difference between them & Is there any order the fans has to be in such as the Top fan has to be in PWR_Fan 1 etc?
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August 5, 2012 7:25:56 PM

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no.
your free to configure the way you seem fit.
whatever suits you.


Ok, Also I was wondering the fans all have Little headers which come apart from each other there all white except for the back fan it's red.
They all have the 2 big ports & 1 little ports (but when separated they make 2.)
If all that makes sense (as this is my first pc build)
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August 5, 2012 8:04:42 PM

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dude, I know that board real well...
love it.
I have done a few builds with it.

now again, what do you want to know exactly, it was confusing.?


Sorry about the confusion, I was talking about the 3 Pin & 4 Pin fan connectors, the Top, Front and Side panel fan has all 3 Connectors but the back fan has 1 red 3 pin.

Here the pics:

Back:
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5899/fanback.jpg

Side:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg228/scaled.php?server=...

Top:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=...

Could you tell me where the red one goes and the rest goes?
(Couldn't take a pic of the front as it's under all the HDD brackets.
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August 5, 2012 8:14:43 PM

Ah I see now, but If I need help could I come ask you again?
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August 5, 2012 8:22:37 PM

Thank you :) 
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August 5, 2012 8:23:11 PM

Best answer selected by Ry4n.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 6, 2012 5:10:13 PM

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