Asus P8P67 Pro
"1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3-pin)" ASRock P67 Extreme 4
1 x CPU fan
1 x CPU auxiliary fan
3 x Chassis fans
1 x Power fan
CPU fans controlled jointly, 10 levels
Chassis fans controlled independently, 10 levels"
After finding out the P8P67 didn't have enough headers to control 3 chassis fans in total, and also - as a newbie not knowing the first thing about fan headers, taking it for granted it would be straight forward - only one for the cpu I started looking into other motherboards and lo and behold..
I understand automatic bios fan control is not something you can generally count on. I was just hoping I would have the ability to to finetune the front chassis fans beyond the initial 7v undervolting and at least have the ability to try to do as much as possible via the bios. The two chassis fan headers can be spun down via the Windows registry on the Asus, or so have I read: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036834648
Should I not worry about this stuff? I will most likely go with the Asus to honour what is available at the b&m that I am buying from. I could get 5v resistors for the front fans, I already plan to get a fanmate for the 120mm back exhaust, and I could also extend the undervolting to the rear fan on the Mugen. Also there are splitter cables I just dont know how that would work in practice..