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hey guys, really need some help here :bigeyes:

 

I have a customer who ordered an ITX PC from me. The relevant specs are as follows:

 

Gigabyte X570I Aorus Pro WiFi (1 internal USB2 header).

Corsair H100i Elite Capellix (Commander Core)

2x LL120

Cooler Master NR200P

Corsair RGB LED Lighting PRO Expansion Kit

 

Upon completing the build and trying to hook up all the RGB, the first thing I realised is that the Commander Core do not have the LED pins like the CoPro does. So I wanted to add a Lighting Node Pro to it just to realise there is only 1 internal USB 2 header.

 

What do I do other than adding a CoPro? Or can I jerry rig the USB to combine it with the Commander Core's USB plug?

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That is in essence the difference between the Pro and Core controllers -- Core controllers do a single channel of fans only (6 max). Depending on the nature of the build, I would do either a USB 2 splitter adapter or a powered USB hub.

 

The Commander Core that comes with the Elite coolers is required. No getting around that wide cable on the end that supplies power and data to the pump. You can't swap a Commander in, so it would just become a bulky USB hub. I can't imagine there are more than 6 fans in the build, so the fan control won't help.

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That is in essence the difference between the Pro and Core controllers -- Core controllers do a single channel of fans only (6 max). Depending on the nature of the build, I would do either a USB 2 splitter adapter or a powered USB hub.

 

The Commander Core that comes with the Elite coolers is required. No getting around that wide cable on the end that supplies power and data to the pump. You can't swap a Commander in, so it would just become a bulky USB hub. I can't imagine there are more than 6 fans in the build, so the fan control won't help.

 

I ended up combining the Lighting Node Pro with the USB header of the Commander Core's.

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