Nothing ground breaking here, but pleased with how the build turned out. Looking to replace a 27-inch iMac with a Hackintosh capable of playing some recent games at decent frame rates.
Build went pretty smoothly. The water cooler was louder than expected, and had some trouble getting Corsair Link to see it, but after reinstalling Corsair Link (and uninstalling AI Suite) it recognised it and was able to set it to Quiet mode which helped enormously.
Q-Fan, AI Suite and Corsair Link all seem to offer similar options for controlling fans. I ended up connecting the pump fans to the mobo and controlling everything via Q-Fan in the BIOS. This gave a good, stable overclock and kept all fans running low most of the time. Strangely, despite telling Q-Fan to ignore the pump, AI Suite turned the pump off (along with all the fans) when switching to Silent mode -- yet another reason I forewent AI Suite and opted for the simpler, more reliably Q-Fan.
PSU and GFX don't spin up unless they're needed, pump runs quietly, and fans run at a low ~400rpm, so all-in-all a near silent system for basic daily tasks. It is still fairly quiet when gaming, and not noticeable over game audio.
I have yet to try Hackintosh but will reply with updates as and when I do.
It has been some years since I last built a machine and impressed with how far the scene has moved on since then. Custom sleeves, well designed cases and AIO coolers are the norm now and, along with this awesome site, make building a machine of this caliber simpler than ever!