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Hey guys! i’m very new to building PCs but really want my first build to look amazing with a ton of rgb. From my understanding, I know that different fan types are not compatible on the same node. Furthermore,I’m buying the 4000X case that uses a certain type of fan as well as the H100i RGB Platinum that uses ML120 fans and another QL120 fan for exhaust. How could I possibly synchronize the RGB for these fans? would i need multiple rgb hubs? I also plan on getting a few Phanteks neon lighting strips as well as the Lian Li RGB 24 pin connector and maybe the 8 pin connector as well. How could i link all these to the icue software?

 

I should also add that my motherboard is the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi that has two 12v 4-pin headers and two 5v 3-pin headers. Thanks!

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Well, you can mix fan types on the same channel but configuration gets weird. You can only configure them as a single fan type so effects will be off. The Platinum cooler will control the fans itself - so that's good. And the QL multipacks come with a Lighting Node Core. Definitely check out the RGB FAQ at http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880. That will help lots.

 

As for the rest - there are adapters available from 3rd parties. These aren't supported by Corsair so keep that in mind. But check out https://piratedog.tech.

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Hey guys! i’m very new to building PCs but really want my first build to look amazing with a ton of rgb. From my understanding, I know that different fan types are not compatible on the same node. Furthermore,I’m buying the 4000X case that uses a certain type of fan as well as the H100i RGB Platinum that uses ML120 fans and another QL120 fan for exhaust. How could I possibly synchronize the RGB for these fans? would i need multiple rgb hubs? I also plan on getting a few Phanteks neon lighting strips as well as the Lian Li RGB 24 pin connector and maybe the 8 pin connector as well. How could i link all these to the icue software?

 

I should also add that my motherboard is the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi that has two 12v 4-pin headers and two 5v 3-pin headers. Thanks!

 

We do not support the ability to control third-party products via iCUE so we are not able to advise on how to utilize those products with iCUE. As DevBiker stated there are third party adapters, but if you use them and have issues we will not be able to assist.

 

As for the RGB fans, if you are dead set on having a QL fan in the exhaust you will either have to purchase additional hardware or be okay with the effect for the QL fan not looking correct, or most likely not really working at all due to the type of fans that come in that case and the disparage between the LED counts. The easiest and cheapest route for you here while ensuring things work correctly would be to not use a QL fan in your setup at all and just purchase a single SP120 RGB Pro fan since it shares the same number of LEDs as the fans that came with the case.

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Now that I think about it, i’ll just be using the rainbow swirl effect so it’s not really like I need synchronization anyway. I’ve figured out what to do with the other two things and for the fans i guess i will connect them all to the same hub since I don’t really need them to be synced anyway. Thanks for the clarification guys! very helpful :)
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