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Old 12-08-2018, 11:02 PM
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Default 460X RGB Case - Additional Fans & iCUE Software

I plan to purchase a 460X RGB case which comes with 3 SP120 RGB fans, an SP Lighting Controller and a Fan Hub for 6 fans. I want to purchase an MSI B450 Tomahawk MOBO which has 4 - 4 pin fan connectors.

I want to have 3 additional SP120 RGB fans (1 rear, 2 top exhausting) and use the iCUE software with all 6 SP120 fans and my other Corsair RGB items (keyboard, mouse, mousepad) for synchronized lighting and choosing any color I want. Do I need a Lighting Node Pro OR a Commander Pro? Can I control both fan speed and RGB lighting effects with the chosen MOBO? Do the case lighting buttons still work?
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:17 PM
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To synchronize the fans with everything else, you will need at least a Lighting Node Pro. The Commander Pro will also allow you to control fan speed, gives you two additional USB ports and has 4 thermistors for temperature monitoring.
However, the case buttons will no longer work if using a NoPro or CoPro. All control will be via iCUE.
Make sure you check out the RGB FAQ at http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880.
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Does the number of motherboard fan connectors affect anything? I will check out the RGB FAQ … thanks.
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Only for fan speed control. The SP-RGB fans are 3 pin but they'll work on 4-pin headers in most cases. If you don't go with a Commander Pro, you'll need to get some splitters to use with the motherboard headers.
But this is no different than any other fan.
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