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Obsidian 500D SE RGB + H115i Plat RGB questions


RodrigoDRT
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So, Ive just bought this case and it comes with a commander module on the back? is that how its called? with an RGB controller as well.

 

I figured i could just plug the h115i RGB cables to the RGB controller and the power cables to the commander module

 

my doubt is, theres the USB cable that goes on the side, im just guessing but i wanna be sure if I'm supposed to connect that to the USBs on the commander module, also, theres a small header with a single wire that the manual says its the pump_tach, im guessing... tachometer? as in RPM meter? but im guessing that icue already can read that right? so i can leave that unplugged? I'm a bit unsure here how should i do it...

 

 

 

 

lastly, because this case has a removable top plate for the AIO, well i found a video somewhere that that fans are supposed to match the format of that plate, indeed it looks like so, but im using the fans bellow the radiator , and the radiator screwed to that plate, it concerns me a bit because the shape of that plate covers the radiator a little on the sides, is that correct after all?

 

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If I understand your question correctly, then you should just connect the USB cable from your H115i into your commander PRO on the case. Then you plug the commander PRO USB into the motherboard, and both the commander PRO and H115i will show up in ICUE.

 

The small wire from the H115I should be connected to your CPU_FAN header on your motherboard, and not into the Commander PRO.

 

The fan cables and RGB cables from the fans on your H115i should also just be connected to the fan and RGB header on your H115I - not the Commander pro. Additional case fans can be added to the commander pro.

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If I understand your question correctly, then you should just connect the USB cable from your H115i into your commander PRO on the case. Then you plug the commander PRO USB into the motherboard, and both the commander PRO and H115i will show up in ICUE.

 

The small wire from the H115I should be connected to your CPU_FAN header on your motherboard, and not into the Commander PRO.

 

The fan cables and RGB cables from the fans on your H115i should also just be connected to the fan and RGB header on your H115I - not the Commander pro. Additional case fans can be added to the commander pro.

 

 

got, it, so i connected the USB of my h115i on the commander USB and the commander USB cable on mobo reader, im still waiting for the ram to arrive so its not ready yet, though i'll admit i went ahead and plugged the h115i fan power cables on the commander, and the rgb cables on the rgb hub, because they already looked like the pre-existing fans on the case so i did that, cant i use this way?

 

oh and thanks with tach cable, indeed i managed to neatrly plug it on the cpu_fan header neatly.

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You can, but it will be better to plug the fan cables into the H115I as it has smart functions so it will automatically adjust the fan speeds based on coolant and CPU temperatures. If you plug them into your commander PRO, you have to set it up manually, which I would not do, as you risk that you mess up and the fans will not spin fast enough to cool the system, resulting in unwanted overheating.

 

You can still see, and control everything via iCUE, it will just be a seperate tab called "h115i".

 

Regarding the RGB cables - you should only put those on the same hub as the rest of your case fans if they are the same fan. In your case, the H115I uses ML RGB fans, and your case has LL fans, so they should not be put on the same controller, as they will not work properly (the fans has different numbers of LED's)

 

But again, you will still be able to control the RGB effects on all fans via iCUE - you just need to do it trough different tabs, so no biggie :)

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