Im in the middle of configuring Fan Xpert 2 (part of AI suite II) and it got me curious.
If you don't care about your computer being noisy, can't you just keep all the fans at Max speed all the time?
Or does this wear out the fans?
Yes you can, the bearings will wear out quicker then normal but they will still last long, just remember to lubricate the bearings every once in a while if you are going to run the fans at max speed all the time.
CPU? Using Cooler Master 412S
Been trying different Fan Xpert 2 settings and i ended up with having all the fans at 70% aslong as the CPU is lower than 40c, 85% at 40-50 and 100% after that. Seems to keep the temps under control : )
When i start a demanding game i just swap to the Full-Speed profile, and back afterwords. Not sure if it's needed but, makes me feel safer.