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Hi,

 

I just bought the Crystal 570X (Mirrored version) and I bought also 2 x LL 140 and 3 x LL 120.

I also picked up the commander pro.

 

Now I have the option to return stuff if it's not needed and to be honest with you all these things are a bit confusing.

 

What's the best way to wire this up, what does my case actually come with?

 

I want control over the RGB fans but the CPU cooler can be plugged directly to the mainboard so I can monitor it from there.

 

Finally does anyone have any pictures of the 570X with 2 140mm fans in the front?

 

Thanks and sorry for my dumb questions.

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There is no such thing as a stupid question, only people too stupid to ask a question when they need to.

 

There are several people on here (Zotty and DevBiker to name 2) who are great at this wiring and lighting stuff and will undoubtedly be on here soonish. You have a great looking case and I'm sure that everything will get sorted.

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First, I suggest taking a look at the RGB FAQ (linked in my signature). This will cover a TON of the questions that you have already ... or will have shortly. ;-)

 

A couple of questions:

the Crystal 570X comes with some SP-RGB fans. Are you planning on keeping these or replacing them with the LL fans that you purchased? I'm assuming that you are planning on replacing them but thought I should ask.

When you got your LL fans, did you get them individually or did you get the multipacks?

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Not as long as you have the Commander Pro. You need a Lighting Node Pro (LNP) or Commander Pro to interface the fan lighting with the Link/iCUE software. The LNP (without strips) comes with some of the multipacks.

 

What is the CPU cooler? 3x120 and 2x140 looks like 3x120 front rail and 2x140 top. Does that mean the CPU cooler is a single 120 radiator model for the rear slot or a air tower?

 

The wiring diagrams in the FAQ have a lot of detail. The basic version is each LL fan (and other RGB fans as well) have one power/speed control line and one lighting power line. The power speed line goes to either a motherboard header or more likely the C-Pro you bought. The lighting power line will go to a 6 port lighting hub (small rectangle), which in turns needs its own SATA line. This might be the piece you are missing if you bought all singles for the LL. Also note, you must run Link or iCUE to have active lighting control over the fans. This does not necessarily apply to their speed control.

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Not as long as you have the Commander Pro. You need a Lighting Node Pro (LNP) or Commander Pro to interface the fan

 

What is the CPU cooler? 3x120 and 2x140 looks like 3x120 front rail and 2x140 top. Does that mean the CPU cooler is a single 120 radiator model for the rear slot or a air tower?

 

 

CPU cooler is a Noctua air tower with 2 x 140mm fans.

 

Commander pro I have, what's the LNP? Did that come with the case?

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No. It is this. https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/CORSAIR-LINK/CORSAIR-Lighting-Node-PRO/p/CL-9011109-WW

 

It is a basic device to interact with Link and make the RGB colors software controllable. Can also handle LED strips. The C-Pro does the same thing, plus the fan control and temps probes. If you are buying, the C-Pro is the obvious choice. All my extra LNPs sit in their boxes.

 

OK, air tower. That's fine, just wanted to make sure there were not more RGB fans to account for. The C-Pro has 6 fans ports and while doubling up on header is possible, it is not supported and can have strange results. Also, with the LL and HD models, you do have a fair amount of fan current to deal with and you need to mind the total amperage on the device. The C-Pro can handle the 5 case fans, if you want. They can also go to the usual motherboard fan headers.

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