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Greetings again guys.

 

I have an X99 platform with Quad Memory Channel that comes with two RAM banks, so I have to use two of these Dominator platinum LED fans one in each RAM banks:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/Dominator_Airflow_Platinum_LED_Fan_zpssdatbfr9.png

 

1 - Now these fans have one PWM fan cable, and one 4 wire LED cable. Manual says the LED cable can be connected to the Commander mini, but since commander mini only have one LED connector, can I connect the two LED cables to the lone LED slot in the commander mini Using a Splitter?

 

2- If thats the case I will need a Splitter and two Extensors, but can't manage to find the correct cables in amazon, could you guys help me? do those cables have any special name? -if I search for "LED cable" it only shows those used for home lighting. Here is a pic of the LED connector:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/08-heatsink-parts_zps6yt6rcxs.jpg

 

3 And finally, manual says to connect the PWM cables to any slot in the Motherboard, but I still have one free Fan slot in the commander mini, could these go there using another Splitter?

 

Many thanks for the help guys.

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You should add your PC specs to your profile as it's impossible to comment on such as motherboard fan headers 'till you do.

 

Until recently the only way to get a LED Y cable was to make one, but http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?p=872466 has a link.

 

You could connect both LED fans to the CL Mini using a fan PWM Y cable, but make sure the total LED + Fan load is < 4.0 amps.

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Thanks Red-Ray

 

I have just Updated my PC specs, hope they can help.

 

Corsair commander mini has 5 fans Plugged to it right now:

 

3x Corsair ML140 PRO LED Blue 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fans According to Corsair Webpage they eat 0.276A each.

 

2x Corsair ML120 PRO LED Blue 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fans these eat 0.299A each (strange that the 120mm actually uses more current than the 140mm)

 

That sums 1.426A

 

Now I will connect the two Corsair Dominator Platinum Led Fans If I manage to find the cables, If not will have to use my soldering Skills. Sadly I haven't found any technical data about them in the Corsair webpage, but I think I'm in the safe zone with more than 2.5A to spare.

 

Also will connect the 4 Thermal sensors, but I understand those consume no power?

 

In the case I would have to make the Y connector is just to solder 4 Y cables right?

 

Many thanks Red.

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I am not 100% clear which cables you wish to buy and which you wish to make.

 

You could just buy both from the same guys who are the only LED Y source I know of. Where it says PWN this is a typo and it should say PWM.

 

The LED Y https://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair-Link-%7B47%7D-Commander-4%252dPin-Female%252dto%252dMale-Sleeved-Dual-Y%252dSplit-Cable.html

The Fan Y https://www.moddiy.com/products/PWN-Fan--4-Pin-Y-Cable-Splitter-%28Sleeved%29-.html

 

The current sums look to be well below the limit.

 

At times I wonder if Corsair even know what technical details are and feel most of the "tech specs" are lacking.

 

In the case I would have to make the Y connector is just to solder 4 Y cables right?

 

No, incorrect. Pin-3 should only be present on one arm of the Fan Y. This is the speed signal from the fan to the controller.

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Yup thanks Red I allready have The cables for the Fans, what I need are the cables for the leds, that seems to have a very rare corsair specific connectors.

 

Have read the post you suggested, and it seems I'm not the first one on this boat, what I can't understand Is why Corsair haven't predicted this problem will arise with the X99 Quad memory channel's Dual Banks, and Included another LED Slot in his Commander Mini or, at least have included a Y Splitter.

 

So I have two options since I live in Spain. Just buy one of these Corsair LED kits and make the Y Splitter Myself. Or Import the cables from moddiy in the USA, with the Added cost of an overseas shipping.

 

For now I will just plug the LED cables in the connector the PWM cables have and lose the commander mini colour control feature till I get the parts I need.

 

As allways many thanks for your help Red.

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Getting the LED connectors is tricky and the only real option is to get a http://www.corsair.com/es-es/corsair-link-rgb-led-lighting-kit which does not seem to be available in Spain anyway.

 

Looking at https://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair-Link-%7B47%7D-Commander-4%252dPin-Female%252dto%252dMale-Sleeved-Dual-Y%252dSplit-Cable.html?setCurrencyId=3 is specifies Free Worldwide Shipping so just order one :nodding:

 

You should also set your location to Spain

 

As to why you can't get these from Corsair then I suspect it's because they would rather sell you 2 x CL Mini. It would take be 5 minutes to make another one as I have all the bits needed, but given you are in Spain you may as well order from moddiy

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Yup will do that red.

 

Btw theres one last question you may help with If you please.

 

The Motherboard only has one USB 2.0 Socket, And I needed One for the Commander mini, Another for the H115i pump, Another for the sound module that comes with the Rampage V Edition 10, And Another for the connectors in the case, so I bought this Internal Hub:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/nzxt-iu01-modulo-expansion-usb-interno-1_zpsnekejxc9.jpg

 

Now the first 3 are regular USBs with the ussual 4 wires. But the one coming from the case has 8 wires, the 4 ussual red/green/white/black in the upper row but it also has another row of 4 wires Orange/yellow/blue/brown: Please check pic:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/IMG-20161008-WA0015_zpsibat7ucq.jpg

 

Is that 8 wire USB a regular one? Can I plug It in the hub without problem?

 

Also, as you can see theres no socket left, so I must use one of the plugs, so I need some kind of Adapter from Usb connector to USB plug, have checked 90 pages of adapters in amazon and nothing, so I fear I will have to cut the cables and sold an USB plug, or maybe you have another suggestion?

 

Many thanks Red.

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I had the same issue and just moved the pins on two of the USB headers that only have one row of pins.

 

Each header is for two USB ports, so it's fine to plug in the one with both rows populated.

 

See http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?p=759585 for how I moved the pins. If you look at the SIV screen shot you will see I have 8 devices attached to my IU01 :eek:.

 

I don't have a SIV save file from a RVE10 system and it would be great if you did Menu->File->Save Local and e-mailed me the two save file do I can see how SIV does and make any adjustments that are needed.

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Awesome news red, so If I understand it correctly, each row stands for one USB of 4 cables right?

 

You said in the other post you used a needle to extract the pins? Do these pins come out easily? No solder needed? And when extracted is just press them again to insert in the connector?

 

No problem about the SIV file, least I can do after all your help. Will do as soon as the system is fully configured. It's my first Built PC and I'm learning with every movement. I have very few mins to spare each day, so things will go slow, expect the work to be completed in a few days.

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Awesome news red, so If I understand it correctly, each row stands for one USB of 4 cables right?

 

You said in the other post you used a needle to extract the pins? Do these pins come out easily? No solder needed? And when extracted is just press them abain to insert in the connector?

 

Yes, see http://www.frontx.com/cpx108_2.html

 

Yes, a needle

I found it easy enough, but I don't know how hard others find it. The other Spanish guy did OK.

No soldering

Yes, just push them in

You can also move them back if you ever need to

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Hi again Red.

 

I did the trick with the usb connectors and worked perfectly, It was a bit difficult to extract the pins and place them again, but I finally managed to get them in position, many thanks for your suggestion.

 

I continue building my system when I get some free time to spare, and another problem has arisen. As you know I have two GTX 1080's. In my motherboard the x16 PCI slots are #1 and #3, so I placed the cards there. The problem is that with the cards in these slots there is too much distance between the SLI pins, and the SLI bridge I had just don´t fit. So I have ordered this one:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/ROG-Enthusiast-SLI-Bridge_14_3-way_zps62qwfqyd.png

 

But it wont fit because the central connectors interfere with the radiator chassis, so I have to remove those central connectors. Now the question is, The link between the upper and bottom connectors is made throught the circuit board? What I mean is: will that link be sewered If I remove the central connectors?

 

Many thanks Red.

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As you know I have two GTX 1080's.

In my motherboard the x16 PCI slots are #1 and #3, so I placed the cards there. The problem is that with the cards in these slots there is too much distance between the SLI pins, and the SLI bridge I had just don´t fit. So I have ordered this one:

But it wont fit because the central connectors interfere with the radiator chassis, so I have to remove those central connectors. Now the question is, The link between the upper and bottom connectors is made throught the circuit board? What I mean is: will that link be sewered If I remove the central connectors?

 

No, I have 4 x GTX 980.

 

That looks like a standard 3-way SLI bridge, so it should just fit.

 

I can't see why you have an issue, post a picture of your system.

 

With a pair of GTX 1080 you should be using a http://www.evga.com/articles/01020/evga-pro-sli-bridge-hb/ or http://www.pcworld.com/article/3087524/hardware/tested-the-payoff-in-buying-nvidias-40-sli-hb-bridge.html anyway

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Yup red.I was meaning I was te one with 2 1080's sorry.

 

Correct, Is a 3-way standard SLI bridge I bought, thinking it would fit with the 2-way SLI I have.

 

Problem is the radiator of the upper card interferes with the mid connectors in the bridge, so it wont let the bridge fit in the slots let me show you a schem:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/SLI_zpstq0euyq9.png

 

My two cards are fitted just that way, each one occupy 2 expansion slots, and due to the motherboard SLIx16 slot positions, they are separated by another 2 slots. Now, the 3-way bridge I have fits perfectly the cards with his upper and bottom sockets, problem is the mid sockets that interferes with the radiator and won´t let the bridge fit in place.

 

At first I thought in removing the mid connector, but after looking at the bridges you suggested it would be much easier to just return the one I have and order the nvidia bridge.

 

Thanks red.

 

EDIT: Ok after spending some time reading a few articles about the matter, it seems that the new GTX 1080 cards benefits from the use of an SLI HB bridge, but it must be an HB (high bandwith) version, not the regular ones used in older models, or else the effect is not noticeable. This is because it seems that two of these cards in SLI, spend a high load of data in comunicating each other. As not gigabyte(my cards) nor Asus (My motherboard) have any of these new HB bridges, I have ordered the NVIDIA version. Anyway, It's only a few FPS gain, and only in high resolutions (2K - 4K), only for enthusiasts if you ask me, but since I'm one ... oh well.

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Problem is the radiator of the upper card interferes with the mid connectors in the bridge, so it wont let the bridge fit in the slots let me show you a schem:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/SLI_zpstq0euyq9.png

 

You can post diagrams such as this 'till the cows come home and they will not help. Given I have 4 x GTX 980 + 4 x GTX 680 + 2 x GTX 460 I know how to connect an SLI bridge!

 

I can't see why you have an issue, post a picture of your system.

 

Where is the photo?

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Hi red.

 

It seems you have missunderstand what I was meaning. With the diagram I was not meaning you don't know how to mount an SLI, I was just triying to explain how is my system configured.

 

About the pic I was at work and could not take the pic, so I just found a diagram in a web and post it, to try to explain how my system is configured. Now I'm at home and can post the pic, here it is:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ghostbird/IMG-20161012-WA0008_zpsysregoy6.jpg

 

As you can see, and as I was triying to explain in the other posts, the radiator of the upper card, interferes with the mid connectors in the SLI bridge, so the bridge can't physically fit in his place.

 

As allways thanks for your help.

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Now things make sense. Your 1080s look to be three rather than two slots wide :eek:. I assume with the HB card things will be fine.

 

Yup They are Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack 8GB GDDR5X you can see them here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5920#kf

 

Problem with these cards is that the radiator is so massive that it invades the space of the third expansion slot, In fact it would be impossible to fit 4 of these, if nvidia could support an SLI of 4x1080,s.

 

BTW Today I have started to overclock the 6850K. I started with a small overclock to 4Ghz, and ran a torture test with the Prime95 program. The H115i in Push-Pull configuration with 4xP3000's is working awesome. The idle temperature was 38Cº and none of the cores passed 55Cº during the test. Max fan RPM was 2000.

 

Tomorrow I'll run the same test for an hour to check stability, and then will overclock the CPU to 4.4Ghz that is allmost the limit for the new 6850K CPU.

 

System is allmost complete, and when finally done will send the data you requested

 

Thanks Red.

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