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Hi everyone. Looking to get the 560x Black Mirror case and replace the 3 front SP120 fans with 3 LL120 fans from the 3 pack that comes with the node pro. Though I have a few questions about the case and setting up the fans

 

1. I saw the 570x has 1 USB C and 1 USB 3.0 A. When connecting to your mobo, does the USB C connect to a gen 2 header and the USB 3.0 connect to a gen 1 header? Or are the two cables combined into one and you only need to connect it to a gen 2 header?

 

2. I'm looking to replace the 3 front SP120 fans with 3 LL120 fans, but I'm wondering how the set up actually is. Do I connect the LL120 fans to the rgb lighting hub, which connects to the lightning node pro, which connects to somewhere on your mobo? If this is correct, do I even need the commander pro? Would I be able to turn on/off, change colors, adjust fan speed with just the 3 buttons on the case and iCUE program?

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Hi everyone. Looking to get the 560x Black Mirror case and replace the 3 front SP120 fans with 3 LL120 fans from the 3 pack that comes with the node pro. Though I have a few questions about the case and setting up the fans

 

1. I saw the 570x has 1 USB C and 1 USB 3.0 A. When connecting to your mobo, does the USB C connect to a gen 2 header and the USB 3.0 connect to a gen 1 header? Or are the two cables combined into one and you only need to connect it to a gen 2 header?

 

2. I'm looking to replace the 3 front SP120 fans with 3 LL120 fans, but I'm wondering how the set up actually is. Do I connect the LL120 fans to the rgb lighting hub, which connects to the lightning node pro, which connects to somewhere on your mobo? If this is correct, do I even need the commander pro? Would I be able to turn on/off, change colors, adjust fan speed with just the 3 buttons on the case and iCUE program?

 

1) Generally they use separate connectors as well as separate headers on your motherboards for USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 3.0 Type-A. Don't have this case so I can't say for sure, though I am pretty confident they use separate headers.

 

2) There is more info in my sig (Zotty's Guide). Though the LL-120s can use the RGB Hub that is equipped. Though not the manual controller included with it. You are right you will have to plug it into a Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro and plug that into a USB 2.0 header on your MB to get the lights to be controlled via software. You can also use a Commander Pro, this will add control for the fan speed, if you prefer controlling it from one software and don't want to use the motherboard's header/software. The Lighting Node only controls the lights.

 

Have you taken a look at the 500D SE? This might be a better route for you as it comes with 3xLL-120s as well as a Commander Pro. It is a better value as your plan on ditching the included SP-120s anyway.

 

Good luck!

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Hi, thanks for the response it was really helpful.

 

I have checked out the 500D SE, and I am deciding between that and the 570x Black Mirror. I'm currently leaning more towards the 570x since I'm feeling its aesthetics more, even though both look similar lol

 

So I want to make sure, if I don't get the commander pro and use only the lighting node pro, the only thing I won't be able to do is adjust the fan speed on the iCUE program correct? I would have to adjust it on the mobo settings.

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Hi, thanks for the response it was really helpful.

 

I have checked out the 500D SE, and I am deciding between that and the 570x Black Mirror. I'm currently leaning more towards the 570x since I'm feeling its aesthetics more, even though both look similar lol

 

So I want to make sure, if I don't get the commander pro and use only the lighting node pro, the only thing I won't be able to do is adjust the fan speed on the iCUE program correct? I would have to adjust it on the mobo settings.

 

The 500D SE has the Commander Pro. Your last question is correct. This is also my 500 post, so you should really get the 500 SE. Then again looks are in the eye of the beholder.

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Hi, thanks for the response it was really helpful.

 

I have checked out the 500D SE, and I am deciding between that and the 570x Black Mirror. I'm currently leaning more towards the 570x since I'm feeling its aesthetics more, even though both look similar lol

 

So I want to make sure, if I don't get the commander pro and use only the lighting node pro, the only thing I won't be able to do is adjust the fan speed on the iCUE program correct? I would have to adjust it on the mobo settings.

 

Imho...

 

500d is a lovely looking case but the 570x is the nicer of the two... has slightly more room in the back for cable management and the price difference is huge!... ultimately it's down to what you want buddy.

 

You wouldnt regret either ;) :)

 

and have read of the below thread.. covers Corsairs RGB devices and their set up...

 

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880

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