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Yes. The Commander Core will control any PWM fan type (with a few brand exceptions) and the RGB side can take mixed fans. However, it will use the greatest LED count on your fans as the base unit. So when you mix the ML-Elite (8 LEDs) that come with the cooler with QL (34 LED - base 16), it will treat all of them as QL. Not much of an issue for stationary lighting effects, but the complex QL specific ones won't look quite right on ML elite fans than don't have outer rings.
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Yes. The Commander Core will control any PWM fan type (with a few brand exceptions) and the RGB side can take mixed fans. However, it will use the greatest LED count on your fans as the base unit. So when you mix the ML-Elite (8 LEDs) that come with the cooler with QL (34 LED - base 16), it will treat all of them as QL. Not much of an issue for stationary lighting effects, but the complex QL specific ones won't look quite right on ML elite fans than don't have outer rings.

 

Ok thanks, that LED count thing seems a bit of a pain, maybe corsair can fix with a software update one day ?

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The issue is you can have from 1-6 fans on a controller and the possible LED counts are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 34. I need to go get my scientific calculator to run that combination sequence, but that means the presets would all need to have hundreds of variations. It's not just a simple flip of a switch. In order for the pattern to look fluid, it would need to move at one speed for a 4 LED fan, double speed of that for an 8, triple for 12, and on and on.

 

You will get to see that when you set dynamic fan to fan effects between the different LED count fans. However, if you use stuff like rainbow wave, spiral, color shift/pulse, and all those that don't jump from fan to fan, it will look as it should. Since your fans are at least sectioned off (ML-Elite front, QL top?) the change in speed will not be so apparent. This is workable. Some combinations are not.

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LOL. Mathematical errors in the explanation even.
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The issue is you can have from 1-6 fans on a controller and the possible LED counts are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 34. I need to go get my scientific calculator to run that combination sequence, but that means the presets would all need to have hundreds of variations. It's not just a simple flip of a switch. In order for the pattern to look fluid, it would need to move at one speed for a 4 LED fan, 1/2 of that for an 8, 1/3 for 12, and on and on.

 

You will get to see that when you set dynamic fan to fan effects between the different LED count fans. However, if you use stuff like rainbow wave, spiral, color shift/pulse, and all those that don't jump from fan to fan, it will look as it should. Since your fans are at least sectioned off (ML-Elite front, QL top?) the change in speed will not be so apparent. This is workable. Some combinations are not.

 

I see I totally get the issue now and yes the supplied ML fans will be at the front and I got the QLs to go at the top of the case (4000d airflow) and I plan to get a QL120 for the rear also.

 

I will see how it gets on, if I go down the route of a separate controller for the QL fans, do you know which one I require?

 

Thanks again

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You'll have it in the QL twin pack. There will be a lighting node core in there. Connects to the system via USB 2 so you don't need to jack it into a Commander pro or lighting node pro RGB channel.

 

Another thing you can do is split the lighting into two groups within the software. Your front fans do not have to do the same thing as the QLs, even when on the same hub. You can selectively apply effects right down to the single LED level. Top/rear 3 QL can do one complex moving pattern. The front ML-Elites can do something different. This is often fine because they are on separate panels and don't share the same visual space. Where you get into a mess is when you have alternating fan types going in straight line down a panel (LL-ML-QL, etc).

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You'll have it in the QL twin pack. There will be a lighting node core in there. Connects to the system via USB 2 so you don't need to jack it into a Commander pro or lighting node pro RGB channel.

 

Another thing you can do is split the lighting into two groups within the software. Your front fans do not have to do the same thing as the QLs, even when on the same hub. You can selectively apply effects right down to the single LED level. Top/rear 3 QL can do one complex moving pattern. The front ML-Elites can do something different. This is often fine because they are on separate panels and don't share the same visual space. Where you get into a mess is when you have alternating fan types going in straight line down a panel (LL-ML-QL, etc).

 

Thanks again, I ordered the QL fans as 2 singles to bring the cost down, I should have done some more research lol. I will see how it goes.

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