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  1. Alright I won't worry about the power then. I'm testing the fan speed by changing a setting in the "smart fan" section. This is the UI pane where I'm changing Speed Control from Normal to Full Power. Third pin is missing on the splitter and it definitely ramps the speed, so the BIOS must be guessing the fan speed based on its output PWM? After watching some videos (example), I think I just have a personal issue with the Noctua fan noise. It sounds worse and more high pitched than the comparable Be Quiet! model, even though the dB on the Be Quiet! is technically higher.
  2. Interesting, thanks! I hadn't considered how the controller set the speed. There are a few different methods in the BIOS to control speed, but they didn't result in any changes so I left it at PWM. I got some 3rd party fan splitter (for three fans), but they only have three pins but so do the Noctua splitters. Not sure of the missing pin is signal or PWM? Comparing throughput over noise: 120mm: 3 x 22.4 dB = 27.2 dB total and 3 x 54.97 CFM = 164.91 CFM total 140mm: 2 x 24.6 dB = 27.6 dB total and 2 x 82.52 CFM = 165.04 CFM total So with 2 x 140mm fan
  3. I have a Gigabyte Aorus Elite x570 in a Phanteks P400A case with the cooling setup: Connected to CPU_OPT header - two standard Phanteks case fans mounted at the back and top near the CPU pushing air out Connected to SYS_FAN_1 header - three Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans at the front pulling air into the case Both are connected to their respective header with a splitter. In the BIOS I can set the Phanteks fans to max power, and it says they are at 1500 RPM. They push some decent air, but are still pretty silent. If I set the Noctuas to max power. They are supposed
  4. Tried this and it doesn't seem to have an effect while the machine is running, but will cause it to not boot after it's turned off and moved. Looks like it's an issue with the chipset fan blocking the extra-large graphics card from seating correctly. Moved the GPUs around and it's just this GPU and this motherboard that have a problem. How absolutely braindead does Gigabyte have to be for their GAMING motherboard to not fit a GAMING graphics card. If they had moved the fan down 2 cm or made it 5mm lower this wouldn't be a problem. It's too bad I bought it from Canada Computers so it
  5. I did. I've confirmed the monitor works with that specific cable using a different computer. Also checked all connections and made sure everything is plugged in properly. Should note that the decorative LEDs on the RAM, motherboard and GPU and case fans run even when there is no output. I am guessing its either a motherboard or GPU problem where the PCI connection is faulty. Should I try tilting the PC from a standing to lying position while it's running or is that a bad idea?
  6. I just tried putting together the following build: EVGA FTW3 3080 Ryzen 5600X with stock cooler Gigabyte Aorus Elite x570 4 sticks of Crucial Ballistix RGB 8 GB DDR4-3600 CL16 RAM Asus ROG Strix 750 W power supply A Samsung 500GB SSD that I got OEM from an MSI laptop (I've confirmed it works in other builds) Phanteks p400a case I used QFlash to update the BIOS but I'm only getting video out half of the time. It's either booting to Windows 10 properly or there's no output at all. I've isolated some conditions: No output if the case