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Hello,

 

I'm new to building computers and the situations with the corsair ll120 fans are giving me a headache. I am trying to install 7 fans into the Lian Li 011 dynamic xl, x1 on the back, x3 on the bottom, and x3 on the side near the front. I am wondering what parts I would need to get in order for this setup tp work. Any help is appreciated.

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You need to make sure you buy at least one "triple pack" of LL120x3. That will include the Lighting Node Pro (controller) and RGB Lighting Hub (power) you need to make them do their thing. It's the 7th fan that is difficult.

 

Corsair controllers all are built around a 6-fan count. Technically you need an extra LNP + RGB Hub to connect it, even for just 1 fans. While that sounds awful, triple pack pricing often equals the individual LL120 x 3 cost. If so, then you buy two triple packs and you have the hardware you need. The fans can be arrange 6+1 or 4+3, depending on how you want the fans to be grouped.

 

The only other options involve getting a 3rd party "RGB wire splitter" that will make one of the fan ports duplicate. For example if fans 6+7 share the splitter, they will both do the same pattern at the same time. This makes no difference for stationary or static patterns, but it means the 7th fan won't truly be a 7th fan for sequential effects. More like 6(b). You also can get an adapter to make it connect to a MB 5v D-RGB type header. This would move lighting control to the MB. That may not be better depending on if you have any need for the MB's RGB software.

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You need to make sure you buy at least one "triple pack" of LL120x3. That will include the Lighting Node Pro (controller) and RGB Lighting Hub (power) you need to make them do their thing. It's the 7th fan that is difficult.

 

Corsair controllers all are built around a 6-fan count. Technically you need an extra LNP + RGB Hub to connect it, even for just 1 fans. While that sounds awful, triple pack pricing often equals the individual LL120 x 3 cost. If so, then you buy two triple packs and you have the hardware you need. The fans can be arrange 6+1 or 4+3, depending on how you want the fans to be grouped.

 

The only other options involve getting a 3rd party "RGB wire splitter" that will make one of the fan ports duplicate. For example if fans 6+7 share the splitter, they will both do the same pattern at the same time. This makes no difference for stationary or static patterns, but it means the 7th fan won't truly be a 7th fan for sequential effects. More like 6(b). You also can get an adapter to make it connect to a MB 5v D-RGB type header. This would move lighting control to the MB. That may not be better depending on if you have any need for the MB's RGB software.

I bought 2 triple pack ll120 and one single 120, it will come with 2 lightning node pro and 2 RGB lighting hub. Would I be able to run the 7 fan setup using the 2 LNP and RBH fan hub?

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Yes, that's the easiest way. You will need to split the 7 into two groups across the RGB Hubs. 6 + 1 (rear fan) and 4 + 3 are the two logical choices. This can always be changed later by moving the RGB plug from hub to the other, so keep those two hubs near each other when setting up.

 

You will only need 1 Lighting Node Pro. It has two channels and thus can take 2 RGB hubs. When doing split lighting like this, it's definitely easier to hop back and forth between channels rather than devices.

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Yes, that's the easiest way. You will need to split the 7 into two groups across the RGB Hubs. 6 + 1 (rear fan) and 4 + 3 are the two logical choices. This can always be changed later by moving the RGB plug from hub to the other, so keep those two hubs near each other when setting up.

 

You will only need 1 Lighting Node Pro. It has two channels and thus can take 2 RGB hubs. When doing split lighting like this, it's definitely easier to hop back and forth between channels rather than devices.

for the setup I'm using will I need to buy a commander pro for it to work?

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You only need the Commander if you want software control over the fan speed. It is both lighting controller and fan controller and would replace the LNP. The two RGB hubs then plug into it instead. Otherwise it's motherboard fan headers or another fan controller.
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You only need the Commander if you want software control over the fan speed. It is both lighting controller and fan controller and would replace the LNP. The two RGB hubs then plug into it instead. Otherwise it's motherboard fan headers or another fan controller.

even though I don't get the commander pro to control fan speed can't I still control my fan speed in bios

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