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crack_monkey 11-08-2018 07:05 PM

My Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Project
Hi all,

Its my first time i do that, but i just try to introduce my Corsair project here.

Let's start with what the setup looks like right now

PC System
Case Corsair Crystal 570X RGB
PSU Corsair RM750x white/black
Board AsRock X370 Killer SLI
CPU Ryzen 1700x
Cooling Corsair H150i Pro Platinium
Cooling Corsair LL140 RGB x2
Cooling Corsair LL120 RGB x4
Storage 2x SSD Samsung 560Pro
Graphics Asus GTX 1070Ti STRIX GAMING
Sound Creativ BlasterX AE-5 Pro Gaming
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x 8GB
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Light Enhancement KIT

Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24"
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE
Mouse: Corsair M65Elite RGB white
Pad: Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris
Pad: Corsair MM300
Headset: Corsair VOID Pro USB RGB
Stand: Corsair ST100 RGB

Corsair Commander Pro
Corsair RGB LED Lightning Pro Kit
Corsair RGB LED Lightning Pro Kit
Corsair Lightning Node Pro RGB LED

For the selected components, I took care to keep everything in white / black, if possible, with the focus on white. So I can change the color without any problems. Since most of the surfaces are in white, other colors also have a nice look. Unfortunately, I can not pair the sound card, motherboard and graphics card lighting with ICUE. Therefore, I leave these mostly in white, which then the optics in other colors does not hurt, but also brings a small contrast pure.

Connected are a total of 6 fans, including 4x LL 120 fan (3 front, 1 back) and 2x 140 LL fan (TOP). Furthermore, a total of 12 LED strips are installed. 4 Located in the inside / outside frame of the cabinet and 4 strips on a bare metal bar at the back of the desk. In addition there are 4 stripes that have been distributed. 2 of them are on the back of the monitors and 2 strips are vertically attached to the back of the case. They were glued to the monitors and all others were magnetized.
The controller is a Commander Pro and a Lightning Node Pro as well as the existing Lightning Node of the housing, but the controller itself is not used. The pump and the Lightning Nodes are connected via the USB ports of the Commander Pro. That were a few information about the structure, the peripheral you see then on the pictures.

[UPDATE Time: 10.02.2019]
I have changed the layout for a better overview and also on request added a picture of the wiring on the back.
The wiring will be redesigned as soon as the remaining components have arrived, information on this at the end of the post.

The following components have been added recently
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Light Enhancement KIT
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE white
Corsair M65Elite RGB white
Corsair VOID Pro USB RGB
Corsair ST100 RGB

I have used the Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Light Enhancement KIT because it seems to have a small bug with my MB with the dual slot control of all 4 banks with 2666MHz. That's why I dodged the kit, which was great for it to have it completely.
Of course, the lighting looks a lot better in real terms. I also have various profiles for different times of the day and depending on activities on the computer, because the computer is not only to play but also to work.

So now enough text, here are some pictures of the whole thing:

[570X Case]




Pink / Turquoise

Here are two short videos, but still without audio activation:

Sorry for the quality, it is partly rushing in the pictures, unfortunately my camera today did not want as I wanted. I have to little experiment with the camera and the lighting. Nevertheless, I hope that you like the pictures and the previous result.

At the end of the post, I will always maintain the current ToDo's until the project is done and update everything new at the top of the post accordingly.
It is worthwhile to look in between :biggrin:

Im out, have nice day all


cRaCk mOnKeY

Current ToDo's
  • Installation 6x LL 120er fan white (replace the current ones in black)
  • Installation Corsair H100i Platinum SE (will replace the existing Corsair H150i Pro)
  • Installation white facing for the graphics card, with Corsair design
  • Exchange of cables as soon as the new Corsair are available

DevBiker 11-09-2018 02:16 AM

Excellent work crack_monkey!

Zotty 11-09-2018 03:58 AM

Very Very Nice dude.. Well done.. I love your choice of lighting.. maybe add a Lighting Node Pro and some Strips for behind your monitor/desk?

crack_monkey 11-09-2018 05:31 AM

I thought also about a lightning behind the monitors and Table, must look awesome.

When i go for the memory i think i will also purchase a second pack stripes and the node.

I'm just considering whether I make the entire desk back, for example, or on two levels, only the right rear part and behind the monitors, since my desk is large and I only use the right area, or rather completely around? I'm still a little brooding.

Thanks again for the tip, I was the first superior nor uncertain with the lighting behind it.



Zotty 11-09-2018 06:53 AM

Right.. you have my interest lol..

imho.. do them all lol

crack_monkey 11-09-2018 06:59 AM


ok now you have me, i will go for ALL! :D:

Zotty 11-09-2018 07:14 AM

lol.. it was your only option haha...

you may run into the need for extension cables unless you can make them your self.. DevBiker would be your man ;)...

crack_monkey 11-09-2018 09:23 AM

thanks for the information, I still have some from the Lightning-Pro extension package, maybe the last. I'll go to the hardware store today and get a thin metal strip for the back of my desk. Luckily, the LEDs are Magnetic so i can attach them easy with that. I think i will change the constalation of my PC and Monitores. Table straight to the right corner, PC on top and not annymore on lower and the monitores and the rest to the middle from the table.

Zotty 11-09-2018 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by crack_monkey (Post 979616)
I'll go to the hardware store today and get a thin metal strip for the back of my desk. Luckily, the LEDs are Magnetic

Good call dude.. that would work, I run a 2nd PSU under my desk and 2 Node Pro's running to a usb hub which then runs to my rear IO.. strips behind desks.. my monitors.. the wifes monitor and the TV on the wall

crack_monkey 11-09-2018 10:01 AM

Power...good advise. i try to get it work over my PC.

Lightning Node and Commander works together in one system or? both with 4 Stripes?

Zotty 11-09-2018 10:12 AM

yep.. can have as many CoPro's or NopPo's as you like,, and if using iCue you can have 6 Strips per Channel.. so that's up to 12 strips in total per CoPro or NoPro

crack_monkey 11-09-2018 11:25 AM

Oh man you fixed me lot with your vids.

I am like an impatient little child and so I ordered the missing Lightning Node which is also available tomorrow. Tomorrow I will then go for the work and build the whole thing at the table, maybe there will be tomorrow evening already the first pictures. I hope only I still have a power connection in the PC free.

Im also thinking about the correct order for the LEDs, my sequence at the moment is:
1) Keyboard
2) MM800 + Glaive
3) PC front Fans goes from bottom up, over the 2x top fans, down on the backsite over the rear fan
4) at hight of the rear fan it starts the LED stripe on the left site of the side panel over the bottom side panel to the front between right side panel and fans over top panel side.

I think i need to adjust this, with the new LEDs on the table...but how ^^

Zotty 11-09-2018 04:03 PM

LOL.. i know that feeling.. seems you can never have enough Corsair strips lol...

crack_monkey 11-10-2018 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 979678)
LOL.. i know that feeling.. seems you can never have enough Corsair strips lol...

Ohhhh yessss....

So, as i told, im nearly finished. The Node is there and installed over the Commander Pro (Thanks to corsair that the Caase has a small open slot on the rear on the right panel) and the strips are attached to the back of the table by the metal strips.

It loooook realy nice.

Now only one Question, the Stripes from the Node are in the wrong order.

As you saw on the pics, the lightning starts on the k70 over MM800 and Glaive to front Fans, Top Fans, rear fan, rear stripe bottom stripe, right stripe (like the front fans) and top stripe.

Now after the MM800 and Glave, the new stripes start (which are behind the table starting left to right site) and then the lightning from the 570x.

Can i switch that?

Zotty 11-10-2018 02:28 PM

not sure what you mean buddy??

in other news... seen this??,,, lol... not trying to tempt you any further or any thing......

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