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Hello all!

 

I'm ordering a dual kit of SP140 and a triple kit of SP120 fans for my case.

 

They both come with the lighting node pro. Can I hook all 5 fans to one lighting node pro?

 

Is this all I need to get them setup? Or do I need another hub to power the fans? If so, any recommendations? Links?

 

I'm newer to this so go easy please.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Are those the SP-PRO fans that you ordered?

If so, they come with the Lighting Node Core (NoCo), which is a single lighting channel and fan hub in one unit. You can put up to 6 fans on a single NoCo, so you'll be good there.

Ok. Thanks! They are indeed the pro performance models.

 

Do you know if I need another hub to supply power to the fans? I read that the lighting node only supplies power to the lights. Is that correct?

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That is correct. Lighting power and fan motor power are separate with one wire for each. The SP-Pro is a DC motor and will have a 3 pin connector. That will need to go to the motherboard or another DC capable fan controller.

 

Thanks for the reply. So I should buy a Commander Pro then? Any cheaper alternatives that are recommended?

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I like my Commander Pro a lot and it has been the single most useful thing in my case the past 4 years. Motherboard fan control has improved lately, but there are a lot of options here. The Commander Pro (unlike the Commander Core) is 3 pin DC capable.

 

However, just be aware you won't be using the Commander Pro as your lighting controller unless you have an extra RGB Lighting Hub lying around. The SP-Pro come with a slim version of the controller + power set-up called a Lighting Node Core. It will connect back to the system via USB 2 and not through the Commander's RGB channels. However, the Commander also has 2 USB 2.0 pass through ports, so it won't cost you an extra. It can piggy back through the Commander.

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I like my Commander Pro a lot and it has been the single most useful thing in my case the past 4 years. Motherboard fan control has improved lately, but there are a lot of options here. The Commander Pro (unlike the Commander Core) is 3 pin DC capable.

 

However, just be aware you won't be using the Commander Pro as your lighting controller unless you have an extra RGB Lighting Hub lying around. The SP-Pro come with a slim version of the controller + power set-up called a Lighting Node Core. It will connect back to the system via USB 2 and not through the Commander's RGB channels. However, the Commander also has 2 USB 2.0 pass through ports, so it won't cost you an extra. It can piggy back through the Commander.

 

Thank you for all the info. I'll go ahead and grab a Commander Pro then!

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