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First off Im not totally familiar with using aio's, Im doing a new build and looking at which aio to get.

 

What I want to do is to get a corsair 500d se case and an aio most likely non corsair (dont like the looks of the pump head with the corsairs).

 

How is an aio usually controlled via the bios? or the specific program ie dragon control center? - I also bought some ll120 fans so I was thinking about if I got an aio I could hook up the ll120 fans instead of the included and hook them up to the commander pro? and control the fans with that?

 

any help of suggestions would be appreciated.

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Most AIOs these days are software controlled (and may require it). Some at the bottom of the price list will still be MB powered. Regardless, since the LL fans have separate PWM and RGB wires, their fates are not tied together. The purpose of the separate RGB system is to offload the substantially larger current draw, hence all the RGB hubs and controllers. You can run the PWM speed control wire to any PWM controller (that is 99% of all AIOs). Meanwhile the RGB wires goes to the Commander Pro and RGB hub that came with the case. Lighting through CUE. Fan control through the other's program.

 

You can use the Commander to control the radiator fan speed, but it becomes a question of getting an appropriate control variable. CUE will not be able to read the coolant temp on the other system. You would need to use a temp probe from the Commander and run it to the exhaust side of the AIO radiator. There is a direct relationship between coolant temp and exhaust air temp and they will move in sync. This makes is a very good alternative control source and one that will work all the time, with or without software. One weakness is that is will not detect a blocked or stopped flow. All the heat would be sitting around the block (and coolant temp sensor) but none of it would be getting to the radiator. The give away is permanent high CPU temp with low exhaust air temp. An unlikely situation, but more notable if the system is meant to run loads unattended for long periods of time.

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First off Im not totally familiar with using aio's, Im doing a new build and looking at which aio to get.

 

What I want to do is to get a corsair 500d se case and an aio most likely non corsair (dont like the looks of the pump head with the corsairs).

 

How is an aio usually controlled via the bios? or the specific program ie dragon control center? - I also bought some ll120 fans so I was thinking about if I got an aio I could hook up the ll120 fans instead of the included and hook them up to the commander pro? and control the fans with that?

 

any help of suggestions would be appreciated.

 

To answer your question short and sweet like... No you will not be able to control another manufacturer's AIO through the iCUE software.

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To answer your question short and sweet like... No you will not be able to control another manufacturer's AIO through the iCUE software.

 

Great thanks for answering - but I may be able to control the fans thou and perhaps the mb may be able to control the aio? guess Ill need to check the particular aio to see.

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Most AIOs these days are software controlled (and may require it). Some at the bottom of the price list will still be MB powered. Regardless, since the LL fans have separate PWM and RGB wires, their fates are not tied together. The purpose of the separate RGB system is to offload the substantially larger current draw, hence all the RGB hubs and controllers. You can run the PWM speed control wire to any PWM controller (that is 99% of all AIOs). Meanwhile the RGB wires goes to the Commander Pro and RGB hub that came with the case. Lighting through CUE. Fan control through the other's program.

 

You can use the Commander to control the radiator fan speed, but it becomes a question of getting an appropriate control variable. CUE will not be able to read the coolant temp on the other system. You would need to use a temp probe from the Commander and run it to the exhaust side of the AIO radiator. There is a direct relationship between coolant temp and exhaust air temp and they will move in sync. This makes is a very good alternative control source and one that will work all the time, with or without software. One weakness is that is will not detect a blocked or stopped flow. All the heat would be sitting around the block (and coolant temp sensor) but none of it would be getting to the radiator. The give away is permanent high CPU temp with low exhaust air temp. An unlikely situation, but more notable if the system is meant to run loads unattended for long periods of time.

 

thanks - Im kind of new to rgb and fan hubs etc - trying to build a system that will work and look nice :)

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