Ooops... fixed to Ghz now.... :-)
I did a deep dive into keyboards. At first blush I didn't quite get the difference between the various "cherry" colors until I found a "rosetta stone" - [an intro to cherry mx mechanical switches] (http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-introduction-to-cherry-mx-mechanical-switches/)
Good thing my wife doesn't read these boards! She's tolerating our project as a somewhat educational endeavor. My son has been enjoying playing with both Scratch and games.
It feels fast.We've manually OC the 6600k to 4.4 Mhz. I initially used the ASUS AI suite / utility to automatically over clock it to 4.8 Mhz. It appeared stable at first but started to blue screen as I began to load test it. So I reset and started manually with a target of 4.4 Mhz. It might go higher but this is good enough and was a good learning experience for me and my son.
I agree. That's the keyboard my son and I recently purchased (along with a Logitech G502 mouse). It's super quite with a great tactile feel. I'll update my pictures today showing them off.
If they ran at a full 2000 rpm, they would generate noise at 31.db/A . But they don't as they are PWM fans controlled by the motherboard and profiles using the ASUS Fan Xpert software. My fans don't run until temps hit above 45-50 ˚C and rarely run above 1000 rpm.
Getting performance data
Two questions about the fan controller shown in the video.
1) Price? I didn't see the fan controller on the part list.
2) Why not use the 2 out of 3 case fan headers on the motherboard for the out take fans and the 2 cpu fan headers for the two intake / radiator fans?
This very similar to a build I am planning as well. I'm curious about your CPU and GPU temps under load with the Noctua and the case fans. Nice build! +1
Which industrial 140 fan model was so noisy? I was thinking of using the Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan model.
Can you describe how you wired and power the 5 case fans with just 2 chassis fan connectors on the motherboard. I presume the cpu fan connector powers just the noctua cpu cooler. And I imagine you make creative use of the y fan cables for the case fans. Are the 80mm and 120mm fans all slaved together?