Well, ArgusMonitor gives you very much more fan curve settings as Asus Fan Expert. E.g. you can configure six temperature sources with six different fan curves for each fan (-header). Also you can set hysteresis for each curve as you like. The individual fan parameters as fan start and stop percentage can be edit. The fan start parameters as percentage and start time can be set. The fan ramp up and slow down in percentage per second be chosen. Temperature source can be also an average temperature, e.g. average GPU-temp. of the last 10 seconds. Nearly all stuff is also integrated in the freeware tool Fan Control.
For me in detail I need that all case fans can be controlled by CPU and GPU temperatures with DIFFERENT fan curves and with real fan start and stop parameters. As you can see there is no escape from Argus for me.
There is no problem to use several programs for audio and fan control, I used Sonic Studio 3 for onboard sound or Soundblaster Command in the past too. There wasn't any problem to run together with ArgusMonitor as both audio apps don't observe the whole system as AC.
And why the hell puts Lighting-service middle load to the CPU ?