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    New build questions

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to get a new computer assembled by Scan (my current one was made by them and it's been brilliant). I've decided to go with X99 and SLI with the following specification:

    Silverstone Fortress FT02-W Black with Side Window
    Asus X99-A motherboard
    Intel Core i7 5820K o/c to 4.4ghz
    Cosair H80i with Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm in push/pull
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    2x 4GB EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 in SLI
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    Western Digital WD3001FAEX 3TB HDD
    EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 850W PSU
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit

    The FT02 has a low and high setting for the case fans. But I'm not sure whether to get a dedicated fan controller for the case fans or will the Asus Xpert software be able to control these? Also can I still use Corsair Link to control the Noctua fans?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: New build questions

    I've got the FT02 case myself. The Asus Xpert fan software will control the single 120mm exhaust fan, but not the three 180mm AP181 intake fans - they consume too much power to run from the motherboard, & they're powered instead from the PSU. I'm not sure whether the AP181 fans can be controlled from a dedicated fan controller, but I upgraded mine to the white AP182 fans, which come with a variable fan controller, which fortunately fits the same location as the AP181 switches.

    Which will you be using your new PC for?

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    Re: New build questions

    Actually I was looking into AP182s but thought a fan controller would be a cheaper option. I did a quick google search and found some FT02 users fitting a dedicated fan controller. Maybe that's a question for the Scan team. Also are all three AP182s fans controlled by a single knob? And are you able to tell the RPMs?

    Computer is mainly for gaming (looking to get a 4K screen in near future) and occasional HD video editing.

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    Re: New build questions

    Just saw this on another forum. Fan Xpert 2 is controlling the AP181 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...hp?f=9&t=67009

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    Re: New build questions

    I found the AP181 fans got a bit noisy after a while, even on their lowest speed setting. The AP182s weren't cheap - about £65 for three! The speed control knobs fit into the same position on the case case the original switches (you just unscrew them from the PCI bracket), so you don't end up using up 3 of your slots - it's quite easy to do. The AP182s are much quieter than the AP181s.

    I think the components you've suggested are a bit overkill for a gaming PC though - you could for example go for a 4690K or 4790K system, save quite a lot of cash, without experiencing any performance degradation in games. Which GPU were you thinking of getting?

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    Re: New build questions

    Quote Originally Posted by abs_rio View Post
    Just saw this on another forum. Fan Xpert 2 is controlling the AP181 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...hp?f=9&t=67009
    I'm not sure how he has the fan connected - to the motherboard header?

    Edit!

    I found this Q & A on the Silverstone website:


    Q. I feel the AP181 is still not quiet enough at default low speed setting, can I use a fan controller or other methods to lower fan speed further?

    A: AP181 uses industry standard 3pin fan connector, so it will work with most fan controllers, motherboards, and other devices that use voltage regulation to control fan speed.

    The starting voltage for AP181 at low speed setting requires about 10.8V, which some fan controllers may not support properly. So when connecting to fan controller, it is best to flip the case’s fan speed switch to high setting to enable lower starting voltage. At 5V for example, the fan speed will be at around 500rpm, which is nearly inaudible.

    When connecting to motherboard for fan speed control, if AP181 appears to have trouble starting, it may be due to motherboard detecting low temperature and supply too little voltage. To solve this problem, please change the motherboard fan speed or temperature setting from within the motherboard BIOS or flip the case’s fan speed switch to high setting.

    If the answers don't solve your problem, please email to support@silverstonetek.com. Thanks!

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    Re: New build questions

    Thanks for finding that. So the AP181s should work with a fan controller. My other question now is whether the Corsair Link software will still work with Noctua fans and an EVGA PSU? If it does then I could forget about a fan controller and just invest in the AP182s instead.

    GPUs I'm going for are the GTX 970s in SLI.

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    Re: New build questions

    I've not used the Corsair Link software, but I was under the impression that it only supported Corsair 'i' branded products? Maybe someone else on here will have used the Link software?

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    Re: New build questions

    Depending on how much kit you want to put in your system, the new FT05 case might be of interest to you?

    http://www.techspot.com/review/890-silverstone-ft05/

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