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Corsair HD120 & SP120 w/ RGB?


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From my understandings the HD120 has a higher static pressure (2.25mm-H2O) as well as digital individually addressable LEDs that uses 5v power, while the SP120 has analog RGB that uses 12v power at a lower static pressure (1.45mm-H2O).

 

I am building a new machine that will have a custom loop and uses the Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 motherboard. I am looking for 3x120mm RGB static pressure fans and I would like them to be controlled by the motherboard. The motherboard has a total of 4 LED headers:

2x Analog WRGB

2x Digital w/ jumper settings of 12v or 5v for each digital RGB header.

 

I know that the motherboard would have no issue controlling the SP-120 as it is analog. My question can the HD-120 be controlled from the 5v digital header on the Gigabyte mother board? I heard rumors it could, but would need some type of adapter or modification, as the connector is proprietary to corsair.

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I know that the motherboard would have no issue controlling the SP-120 as it is analog. My question can the HD-120 be controlled from the 5v digital header on the Gigabyte mother board? I heard rumors it could, but would need some type of adapter or modification, as the connector is proprietary to corsair.

 

Not that I know of. Afaik, we've only tested our HD fans with our Lighting node pro and through our Commander PRO, like you said, those connectors are proprietary to Corsair ecosystem. But I have seen some people modified the HD fan connector to make it work with their motherboard.

 

If any of those changes in the future, we will surely let you know.

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Not that I know of. Afaik, we've only tested our HD fans with our Lighting node pro and through our Commander PRO, like you said, those connectors are proprietary to Corsair ecosystem. But I have seen some people modified the HD fan connector to make it work with their motherboard.

 

If any of those changes in the future, we will surely let you know.

 

I guess I got something mixed up, I don't see any compatibility listed for motherboards and the SP-120 RGB lighting. Analog is analog and from what I read you might have to switch the connectors around. It is slightly annoying that corsair is trying to do proprietary stuff on something that is a common standard. This looks like it might be a deal breaker, I love to tinker though doing a custom loop is already a big project.

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