So, the Deepcool fans have really short leads and use a PWM hub and an RGB extension/splitter. I was originally against this type of setup, but after actually doing the build, this works better.
The motherboard only has 3 PWM connectors with SMART control (2 CPU, 1 CHA); the rest are max RPM all the time. This means only one or two of the exhaust fans would have variable speeds, which sucks when you have 3 fans you want to control that way. With the PWM hub, I can run all 3 exhaust fans at variable speed off one SMART connector. And having an RGB splitter works for me since I'm not doing anything really fancy with the lighting.
The only problem I have with the build is the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM. To be more specific, the problem is that the EVGA software needs to start before the Corsair iCUE software, and Windows UAC throws a warning for every bit of the EVGA software. Even if you hit all the UAC warnings in time, it's hit or miss if the iCUE software will step on the EVGA LED Sync before the fans pick up the sequence. I have tried setting the CorsairService to Automatic (Delayed) startup, but eventually had to drop Windows UAC to Never Notify. Even then, the Corsair iCUE software is not controlling the RGB elements properly. I'm probably going to replace the RAM with non-RGB sticks, which makes me a little sad.
Edit: I disabled EVGA LED Sync on accident, and Corsair iCUE started working. So now I've got DG-Tuner, Precision XOC, Flow Control, and E-LEET set up with their own profiles that let me play with the RAM colors. I am happy again.
post edited by napalmweasel - 2018/11/18 18:35:38