I want to buy a new PC and I don't know what motherboard to choose. I have two choices: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe and ASROCK P67 Extreme6. It appears that ASROCK has more features. But there is something that worried me: According to this page Extreme6 doesn't have any fan control in BIOS and you could control them through a Windows program:
But P8P67 Deluxe allow you to control fan speed through BIOS (see this page):The fan controls are not automatic and are not fine-grained. For better fan control, you’ll have to use ASRock’s software from within windows. In BIOS, you can select a speed but that’s about it.
Is it important? Is it worth because of this feature I buy the ASUS one? I want a silent PC so It's important for me that fans doesn't work at full speed all the time when I'm in Linux. Does anybody have a good or bad experience about these MB? I know there are some programs in GNU/Linux that can control fan speed but I didn't work with them.ASUS has also placed all of the fan control options here. The CPU Fan minimum can be set as low as 200RPM and you can place a maximum speed of 20% to 100%. For example, if you set the CPU upper temperature at 60 degrees Celsius and the CPU Fan maximum duty cycle at 40%, once the CPU hits the 60 degrees Celsius the fan will run at 40% until the CPU hits 75 degrees Celsius where the fan will operate at 100%.