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H150i, 6xQL120 and HX1000i wiring


joel232
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I'm putting together a new build next week and want to make sure I have everything I need.

 

I will be using a iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler and 6 iCUE QL120 RGB fans. With these I have the included Commander core and 2 Lighting node cores. Is that all I need? I don't want to spend another £60 on a Commander Pro!

 

I also have a HX1000i PSU (plus 2 RGB Pro ram and 2 dummy RGB Pro which I know don't need wiring)

 

Thank you

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The lighting node cores will come as spares is you ever add fans later on. You can connect everything to the commander core already.

 

Fan RGB and PWM to the CoCo

CoCo, and HXi1000 to two motherboard USB headers

Sata power to the CoCo

 

and uh that's about it i believe. Make sure your motherboard has at least two USB2 internal headers. Some models only have one. If that's the case you'll need an internal USB hub.

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The lighting node cores will come as spares is you ever add fans later on. You can connect everything to the commander core already.

 

Fan RGB and PWM to the CoCo

CoCo, and HXi1000 to two motherboard USB headers

Sata power to the CoCo

 

and uh that's about it i believe. Make sure your motherboard has at least two USB2 internal headers. Some models only have one. If that's the case you'll need an internal USB hub.

 

This in case the OP does not use the ML fans that come with AIO, right?

Unless I'm missing something... the CoCo has 6 ports against 9 fans... and with different led numbers.

 

Baio

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Probably another O11 build and they will be used, but if not then good to go. If you are going to run 9, then you need to find another place for 3 fans. I don't really recommend loading up the Commander Core since it is handling multiple power loads and is essential to the operation of the pump.

 

Option 1 - Use motherboard headers for three of the fans. BIOS controls.

 

Option 2 - Use an inexpensive powered PWM hub to offload 3 or more of the fans. This uses 1 PWM control header from the Com Core and all fans on that hub will run the same speed. Not a problem in larger cases where all three plus fans are on the same panel and there is no need for separate speeds. Since the hub has its own SATA connector, it does not contribute to the 12v load.

 

Option 3 - Commander Pro. Not the option I recommend for most people. However, if you also need the RGB channels on that device for additional strips or other 5v RGB hardware, it probably makes more sense than finding a Lighting Node Pro + PWM hub.

 

If 9 RGB fans, then the 3 ML-Elite go on the Commander Core RGB side. The 6 QL go on one Lighting Node Core. That will appear as a separate device in CUE.

 

USB 2.0 ports - 1 for Com Core, 1 for Node Core, 1 for PSU. 3 in total. Most boards only have two. Now you need a USB hub as well. Again, with option 3 you get 2 USB passthrough ports on the Commander. Not a cost effective solution as a USB hub, but if the other conditions are met, then that may be the best solution.

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