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Help with rgb fans, strips, and asus syncing.

So, this is my build I am currently working on. Eventually I will add SLI with another 1070, water cooling, and some custom painting on the case. For now though:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($337.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX FORMULA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($365.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($107.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($408.80 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake The Tower 900 ATX Full Tower Case ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($86.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($182.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($182.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($182.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Scimitar RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($79.09 @ OutletPC)
Headphones: Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Corsair - Gaming Mouse Pad - Black ($56.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: Mount ($59.00)
Total: $3063.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-04 19:22 EDT-0400

I do not know a whole lot about fan control, or rgbs, since the only other build I have done the fans where included in the case, daisy chained, and had a single connector. I am trying to complete the internals with a sync-able rgb setup. According to https://www.asus.com/campaign/aura/us/Sync.html both the Akasa Vegas x7 and the Cool Master 120 rgbs are compatible. However, I can not find a retailer in the U.S. that has them available, or an online retailer that will ship to the U.S.

I did find this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMUZMfnLTtw, That shows them using In Win Aurora fans and controller.

To make sure I am understanding this correctly, I know that the rgb has to connect to the header on the motherboard. But, like in the video, if you have multiple fans ran to the controller, you can just connect the controller to the motherboard and all of the fans act like one "device" for the purposes of the sync software? Does this work with any rgb fans/controllers that can connect to the header?

Also for led strips, is there a way to chain them together? What length of strips can a single header on the motherboard light?

Any other information, pointers, tips, or help would be greatly appreciated
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  1. This is a classic case of too much spent on aesthetics, but crap performance and monitor setup.
    Don't get caught up in the RGB crap, waste of money, get a few lights here and there or a preference or two, but otherwise that's an absolute waste of money.
    I'll post below.
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  2. Best answer
    This is what you can get for the same money.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($337.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.16 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: AOC AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($403.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ B&H)
    Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Channel Headset ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
    Other: SteelSeries - QcK Mouse Pad - Black ($9.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $3033.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-04 20:51 EDT-0400
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