Kuro Houou Posted January 5, 2021 Share Posted January 5, 2021 Just curious if anyone has run a Hydro-X water cooling system without iCue? All my fans are Lian Li Uni 120's, so I don't need anything to control them, they are PWM and use their own software. Which leaves me with the XD5 Pump, XG7 GPU block, and XC7 CPU block. The GPU and CPU only have a cable for LED lighting and they both have ARGB fan connectors included if I wanted to run them that way. FYI, I have an ASUS Dark Hero X570 Mobo... Which leaves me with the XD5 Pump which again has 4 Cables. 1. Power, nothing to do there just connect to PSU. 2. LED, again like the GPU/CPU block, has a ARGB conversion included. 3. Thermostat, can this connect to a Asus motherboards W_IN or W_Out 2 pin connection? There is also a 2 pin thermostat plug, but I think the W_In and W_Out are meant for water cooling. 4. For the pump itself, it uses a fan connector.. I have an AIO_Pump 4 pin connector right next to the CPU Fan connector.. I assume I could just plug the pump into this? Now why go through all this trouble instead of using iCue.. well namely performance. If I am going through all the trouble to water cool my system I must be wanting to eek out every % of performance and from my experience with the H150i AIO.. iCue takes up a good 2-3% of my system utilization which obviously hurts performance even if just 1-2 fps at most. Now I am not 100% sure ill go this route. Honestly if I could use my Commander Pro and iCue and save everything to a hardware profile then stop all Corsair services i'd be happy as well I think. Just looking for options is all :) I'll probably start with the Commander Pro and iCue to start and just get it all working, then maybe try running it all through the MB if I find I can't escape running iCue all the time. Last would their be another piece of software anyone who has done this would recommend to control these things, i.e. pump speed/leds?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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