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Need Help deciding on a motherboard for my node 202 build please read info

The Gigabyte Fan Control 5 software can control any fan header off any temperature sensor but as the ITX motherboard, unlike the higher end Gigabyte boards, does not have an external temperature sensor input, you can not control either of the two fan headers from the GPU temperature.

 

I doubt the ASrock board can do this either without an external temperature sensor.

 

The Gigabyte board has an Intel WiFi Adapter which is AC1700 so you should be fine. I could not determine which Intel WiFi module it has but if it is the same as on the B450 Aorus Pro then it is the AC3168 which is only a 1x1 but as it is socketed you could just replace it.

 

As far as I know the only motherboard that can control the fan speeds based on GPU in hardware are certain Asus boards paired with certain Asus GPUs as they have used hardware (i2c bus?) to extend the GPU temperature sensor to the super i/o controller on the motherboard.

Which motherboard should i get for my Node 202 build upgrade  

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  1. 1. Which motherboard should i get for my Node 202 build upgrade

    • ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac $80
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    • Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI $90
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I currently have the following system in a node 202 Here , im upgrading it to ryzen and im tight on cash with the added bills i have since my mom passed in February,  i have a choice between the two boards listed in the poll as they are what are at my local microcenter and im going to use the bundle deal with a 1600, i sold about 300$ worth of parts to do this upgrade without interfering with my bills. One of my issues is i control 2 fans in the GPU bay based of tempeture of the GPU using a NZXT Grid V2 with CAM software  and then also control my CPU fan as well as a few more smaller 40mm fans in the cpu champer. I wanted to know if the software for either of the two boards that are my current options will be able to do this so that i could remove the Grid V2 from the case (every cm counts in a Node 202 build!) The ASRock Software i believe is called Fatal1ty F- Stream and the Gigabyte software is Smart Fan 5. Im not looking for speculation on whether the software looks like it can but rather if anyone has used it or has seen it used for controlling fan RPM based on GPU temp, I know Speed fan can do this but i want to know if either of the softwares for the motherboards do it, otherwise i will just have to stick to using CAM

 

Other then that please share any opinion or experience you have with either board the gigabyte one costs 10$ more then the ASRock so they are about there in price but if for my use case of this being my bedside computer and travel gaming computer (think lans, friends house, vacation) So it will run a range of games of all types online and offline old and new, The wifi being good on the board is also important as i currently have a AC1900 wifi adapter and have 500Gbs on 5GHz so i need it to be able to handle that so i can sell off the adapter. I also might do some overclocking on this.

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The Gigabyte Fan Control 5 software can control any fan header off any temperature sensor but as the ITX motherboard, unlike the higher end Gigabyte boards, does not have an external temperature sensor input, you can not control either of the two fan headers from the GPU temperature.

 

I doubt the ASrock board can do this either without an external temperature sensor.

 

The Gigabyte board has an Intel WiFi Adapter which is AC1700 so you should be fine. I could not determine which Intel WiFi module it has but if it is the same as on the B450 Aorus Pro then it is the AC3168 which is only a 1x1 but as it is socketed you could just replace it.

 

As far as I know the only motherboard that can control the fan speeds based on GPU in hardware are certain Asus boards paired with certain Asus GPUs as they have used hardware (i2c bus?) to extend the GPU temperature sensor to the super i/o controller on the motherboard.

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Just now, Gorgon said:

The Gigabyte Fan Control 5 software can control any fan header off any temperature sensor but as the ITX motherboard, unlike the higher end Gigabyte boards, does not have an external temperature sensor input, you can not control either of the two fan headers from the GPU temperature.

 

I doubt the ASrock board can do this either without an external temperature sensor.

 

The Gigabyte board has an Intel WiFi Adapter which is AC1700 so you should be fine. I could not determine which Intel WiFi module it has but if it is the same as on the B450 Aorus Pro then it is the AC3168 which is only a 1x1 but as it is socketed you could just replace it.

 

As far as I know the only motherboard that can control the fan speeds based on GPU in hardware are certain Asus boards paired with certain Asus GPUs as they have used hardware (i2c bus?) to extend the GPU temperature sensor to the super i/o controller on the motherboard.

Well that info is very helpful in that decision making part, ill just stick to using cam i guess since it does just fine controlling the fans with the Grid V2, was hoping to free up the little space

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6 minutes ago, bluebuffalo831 said:

i have the gigabit and it is a great board for overclocking i have the r5 1600 at 4ghz on it with no problems at all + it has RGB

im leaning towared the gigabyte board as i do also love the aorus brand as well, rgb is pointless in a node 202 build unfortunately

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i didnt think about that but yes i have to boards from aorus and they are both amazing.

 also the Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming is a good board to think about not sure if they have that there. i did the same deal as you i just couldn't pass it up

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Just now, bluebuffalo831 said:

i didnt think about that but yes i have to boards from aorus and they are both amazing.

 also the Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming is a good board to think about not sure if they have that there. i did the same deal as you i just couldn't pass it up

its more expensive then my tight budget to get the strix and this is my second PC anyway no need to go overkill on the motherboard just dont want to cheap out on it either

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Just now, bluebuffalo831 said:

oh ok this i have the aorus as my second pc as well and i like it a lot 

BTW what GPU are you planing to use with this system

click the link in the post it leads to the build as it is currently im only upgrading to ryzen and ddr4

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18 hours ago, bluebuffalo831 said:

were is the link i dont see it

it is I currently have the following system in a node 202 Here , The word here is a link with custom text

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Just now, bluebuffalo831 said:

Ya that looks like a good upgrade but next I would get a better gpu 

its a secondary system i already just got the 980 blower as an upgrade to it as that is all it is needed for it really already better then a 1060 so the next upgrade would cost too much, even more so when i need it to be a blower design, my main build would be this

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  Total $4510.84
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