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    Loud fans on start, quiet after sleep mode

    After I upgraded my old Aurora R3 motherboard to a Maximus V Gene, I noticed that I could not change the AlienFX lights (which was expected), and a significant difference in the fan noise level. When I turn my computer on from being completely powered off, all the fans seem to be at maximum rpm...
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    Lifespan on the water cooler?

    I heard there's a 2 year life span on most coolants in custom loops but does that also apply to the stock cooler that came on my R3? It's been around 1.5 years since purchase and I'm wondering if I'm going to need to replace it any time soon.