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I build myself a new pc with the Corsair ICUE 465x case which comes with the rgb hub commander pro and 3 LL series fans. My cooler is the Corsair H110i (comes with 2 ML fans). I also bought an extra ML fan so this could function as an exhaust fan, since the case doesn't come with one. I have 2 issues.

 

Issue 1:

I have the 2 ML fans connected to my pump connectors, so the ICUE software works fine with those, but the extra ML fan I bought to function as a rear exhaust fan has issues with the ICUE software because it is grouped with the 3 LL series fans in the commander pro. What is the best way to still get the software to work with the single ML fan? Is there a way to somehow separate it? Or do I have to purchase a LL serie fan for it to function properly?

 

Issue 2:

The 465x case is rather small and I could not install the radiator at the top, so instead I put it in the front behind 2 LL fans. Now for the rgb to properly work I have the 2 top ML fans connected to the pump, but the issue I now have is that only those fans would respond to a change in temperature, instead of the LL fans. But connecting the 2 LL fans to the pump would leave me with 2 more ML fans that wouldnt work with the ICUE software since I would still have the single LL fan in the front.

 

Also, outside of the rgb issues, would I have cooling issues having the connected fans to the pump away from the radiator? or would the normal fan speed from the front LL fans in addition to it being watercooled do enough for it to not reach high temperatures? I'm running an AMD cpu after all ;)

 

Thanks in advance!

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Issue 1:

I have the 2 ML fans connected to my pump connectors, so the ICUE software works fine with those, but the extra ML fan I bought to function as a rear exhaust fan has issues with the ICUE software because it is grouped with the 3 LL series fans in the commander pro. What is the best way to still get the software to work with the single ML fan? Is there a way to somehow separate it? Or do I have to purchase a LL serie fan for it to function properly?

 

I assume we are talking about RGB functionality here. The system is not designed for mixing fan types on the same hub. It's a programming nightmare with too many potential combinations of 4/8/12/16/34 LED fans in any random order. However, tacking a single ML to the back of a few LL isn't all that bad. Make sure the LL go first. ML is the last one in the chain. In Lighting set-up, tell it "LL fans x 4". This will generate a template with 4 LL fans on the screen. First three will be normal. On the 4th, only the first 4 LEDs of that fan will correspond to real LEDs on the ML-RGB. This will make LL specific effects like Pong, heartbeat, etc. a little weird on the ML, but stationary and non fan-to-fan effects will be fine. I would try this before putting the ML on its own lighting hub and controller.

 

 

 

Issue 2:

The 465x case is rather small and I could not install the radiator at the top, so instead I put it in the front behind 2 LL fans. Now for the rgb to properly work I have the 2 top ML fans connected to the pump, but the issue I now have is that only those fans would respond to a change in temperature, instead of the LL fans. But connecting the 2 LL fans to the pump would leave me with 2 more ML fans that wouldnt work with the ICUE software since I would still have the single LL fan in the front.

 

 

If you put the radiator on the front, then the LL fans should be connected to the pump's controller. They will work and LL fans are 4 pin PWM. This makes me wonder if we really were talking about RGB in the first issue. In order to control fan speed in iCUE, you need a Corsair fan controller. The H110i has one inside the pump for 2 fans. The Commander Pro is the other. You can make the Commander pro control the radiator fans by coolant temperature, but when the software is not running, the data is not there. It is much better to use the onboard H110i controller for this that can read the internal coolant temp at all times, software running or not.

 

The fans on the H110i are not ML but a funny hybrid SP140L from some time back. Not my favorite fans for radiator or case duty. If you are looking to replace something, those are the ones to go. Regardless they and the ML should be controllable when connected to the Commander Pro.

 

All this said, I suspect we are talking about the wrong hardware. The 465x does not come with a Commander Pro unless you bought it from a builder who added it. It comes with a Lighting Node Core that is a RGB controller. No fan controller. That leaves your fans connected to the MB and you need to use the BIOS/MB software to control their speeds.

 

If you put the 280mm H110i on the front, what happened to the 3x120mm fans? Are they sitting mis-matched against that 280mm radiator?

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