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XD5 & EKWB Magnitude RGB


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Hi all,

I have the XD5 and just upgraded my sys with a EKWB Magnitude D-RGB which has 30 leds (5v/1.06A/5.3W).

So my plan is to make a adapter cable and daisychain it to the XD5 and tell Icue there are 2 GPU blocks connected, (which have 16 leds each).

What do you guys think?

I guess the other option is to connect it directly to the commander pro and tell it it has 3 strips connected

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Both will work. My immediate thought was for 3x10 strips since it is both mathematically accurate and may avoid any minor visual pauses “between GPUs”. That would require a separate RGB channel, which thus brings us back around to the first idea and the 2 gpus would let you run it from the XD5 daisy chain. That may be of the most value for connections and lighting synchronization.
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Thanks for your quick response.

yea my 1st thought as well was the 3 strip idea, but I would like it to be in order with the XD5.

Is there a way to reorder the devices and channels in icue or do you just have to try and plan it out some how?

 

I have 2 commander pros and a lighting node pro set up nicely at the moment with the effects I want running the right way.

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If you add it to the XD5 daisy chain and keep it on that same channel with the XD5, it should automatically apply existing preset effects to the new CPU block as well as keep the XD5 and cpu block as “one device” for sequential and lighting link effects. I just did this in the opposite way by adding an XD5 to my existing XC7 block and it was an easy transition. I think the 2 gpu method is the place to start and if there is some unanticipated lighting hang up between LED 16 and 17, then you could move it to its own channel.
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If you add it to the XD5 daisy chain and keep it on that same channel with the XD5, it should automatically apply existing preset effects to the new CPU block as well as keep the XD5 and cpu block as “one device” for sequential and lighting link effects.

 

Yea That's what I was thinking

 

I think the 2 gpu method is the place to start and if there is some unanticipated lighting hang up between LED 16 and 17, then you could move it to its own channel.

 

Great, besides the commander pro amp per channel, (which is ok as far as I can see) I was hopeing there wasn't any problems I wasn't thinking of with that kind of setup.

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