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So I am building my system and I have purchased the 220 case in black and it came with three fans. The best I can find that those are SP RGBs. Now I have purchased three more SP RGB Pro fans for more CFM thru the case for cooling. In recent reading a thread, if I understand this correctly the three fans that came with the case can not be mixed with the pro version of the SP fans. Is this correct?

Now if that is correct then can I purchase a commander and that will allow me to connect the SP RGB and SP RGB Pro fans together? So the cases fans are port 1, 2, 3 and then others 4, 5, 6. Will that work?

 

It is interesting that ones fans and controls are not compatible amongst themselves and interchangable. Had I known this up front I would have thought this thru more. So what I read on this link correct?

 

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

 

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It's not the fans that are incompatible. It's the lighting. You can plug them in wherever and they will all run. The issue is the LED arrangement and protocols for the lighting power. You need two different lighting controllers for the two different fan types. If you bought a multi-pack of the SP-PRO, you may already have what you need. The SP-RGB was the original release and an older model. The SP-Pro replaced it.
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Ok cool. So then each of those controller plug as they should, one into the Mobo and other into power. Then the modules are actually the color controls. Now my ASUS Mobo shows it only controls 3 fans so I was going to put the front fans on the Mobo and then those other three I would still get a commander to control their speed.

 

Does Asus x570 Plus control the fan speeds or as I have read I control that thru Icue software instead?

 

One thing I was liking about the commander was the temperature sensors. 4 of them to be placed whereever. I know one by the GPU area, one by CPU, one by PSU, and not sure where the other maybe on the discharge rear fan.

 

If I go to the commander then my lighting control would plug into it instead of the mother board. But if I ran lights too, then connect where?

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With a CoPro, the Fan Hub that came with your case would connect to it. The Lighting Node Core that came with the SP-PRO could use the USB port but it is its own RGB controller. And the CoPro will be able to control all of your fans; fan speed is controlled in iCUE, not from the motherboard.

And yes, those temp sensors are super-awesome-handy.

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Thank you Gentlemen for your replies. I am feeling better now. (smiles)

 

So to make sure....fans powered thru the Commander. Front fans use the onboard RGB controller they are already plugged into and that can be plugged into a USB port on the commander. Then the SP PRO fans RGB to it's controller and plug it into the other USB on the commander. Now both of those RGB devices will each plug into the RGB ports on the commander.

 

If I add strips to the case to light up inside where would I plug their control into? Can I plug into the RGB controllers of one of the fans since the commander has those plugged into it?

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***I had to go back and look. The 220T is newer and does come with SP-PRO fans. You can dock the three new ones into the existing controller. Save the other as a back up.

 

The Commander will have two unused RGB channels. It is also a lighting controller, but you have the fans covered on their existing Core device that will serve that function. The strips would connect directly into RGB channel 1 on the Commander, no special arrangements needed.

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c-attack, thank you for your information. The building of the lighting side and control is quite new to me. I have built pc's in the past and even ones back in the days of 386 and 486 machines. Tells you how old I am...smiles....

 

I could not find any other info other than the fans on the 220T were plain RGB...but being they are PRO then all fans connect to the Hub supplied. Then commander will take care of the speed control and lighting strips I put in the case too.

 

My CPU is just standard Wraith Stealth but I was looking at doing the Wraith MAX RGB. Recommended??? or better with just what comes with the CPU.

 

 

One other thing I sent up a ticket for help with Asus Aura Sync sdk plugin as the one on the Corsair site is corrupted (i see it in HTML but no download).

 

Thank you again...

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I don't know much about the Wraith series coolers and spend most of my time doing water cooling. In terms of RGB control, it likely uses the Asus type connector and can do directly to a motherboard RGB header. There are 3rd party adapters if you wanted to connect it to the second Commander RGB channel and make it part of iCUE control.

 

I think the Aura Sync program is now part of the main iCUE release. In the normal 3.30 download version, make sure to check "enable plugins" from the iCUE settings -> General tab. You may have to restart iCUE after first enabling the connection.

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