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Hi there!

 

After 12 long awaited years I've come super close to building / finalizing my build, when it comes to my new Desktop PC implementation :sunglasse

The problem at hand is that first I have to pre-order the parts that I will need my supplier get for my account and then have him assemble my PC for me. Once again I'm super sorry I don't know my ways around the Lightning Nodes and Commander Pros etc :[pouts: and therefore I humbly ask for your guidance!

 

Constants:

 

- Monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7

- Case: Be Quiet Silent Base 802

- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5900x

- Mobo: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark hero x570

- RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 64GB DDR4-3600MHz

- SSD: Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1.0TB M.2 NVMe

 

Variables:

 

- Hydro-Cooler:

i) Option_1: Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix (360mm)

ii) Option_2: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360

 

 

- Fans:

1) Fans_Front:

i) 3x QL140 (ideal scenario)

ii) 3x ML140 (worst case scenario in an ML-ONLY fan build - not my ideal scenario as less sparkly as I would like ^^)

2) Fans_Top: (along with respective Radiator / Cooler)

i) 3x ML120 (comes along with Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix)

ii) 3x QL120 (in case of the Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix, replacing stock ML fans for a QL-ONLY fan setup - less ideal noise-wise? - would STILL prefer the more silent ML fans for radiator)

iii) 3x Arctic P-fans (stock ones - non RGB for a more "stealthy" build)

3) Fan_Back:

i) 1x QL140 (ideal scenario) (ideal scenario)

ii) 1x LL140 (maybe?)

iii) 1x ML140 (In case of an ML-ONLY fan build - again, not my ideal scenario as less sparkly as I would like)

iii) Maybe go with respective 120mm QL or LL or ML variants ??

 

So lads,

 

What components would I need for the I-Cue to work ideally "flawlessly"? I suppose I will be able to grab my hands relatively easy on 1-2 "Lightning Nodes Pro" and the "Commander Core" which comes along with my Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix, should I go with that instead of the the Arctic one. Lastly, will I need to buy a "Commander Pro". Lastly, as a reminder, my Be Quiet Silent Base 802 case comes along with an "integrated 4-step fan controller allows the setting of the speed of up to six fans manually or connect all to one PWM signal". Could I put that in some sort of use?

 

Finally, will I need to get my hands on any 2-way or 3-way splitters?

 

SUPER MEGA - THANK YOU for your time and effort in advance :loveeyes:

 

With respect,

Haya-jii

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When you buy a 3 pack for either QL /ML, you'll get a lightning node pro as well as a Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub, so there's no need to buy them separately.

 

AIO:

Arctic Freezer II will likely perform a bit better under load. However you will not be able to control the pump via icue.

 

H150i Elite Capellix: Will be able to control pump & fan rpm via iCue

 

AIO Fans:

I really don't recommend using QL fans on the AIO since its low static pressure will hurt cooling performance. Best stick with stock fans or white LL120's as they have increased max RPM and static pressure over the black model.

 

Assuming you go full Corsair with 7 fans in total you'll need

Commander Core (CC) & 1 Fan LED hub

6 Fans directly connected to RGB headers on CC

5 fans directly connected to PWM headers on CC

With the last header, connect a 2 way PWM splitter

1 fan will need to be connected to Fan LED hub which connects to CC

 

Assuming you go with Arctic Freezer II with 7 corsair fans

Commander Pro (CP) & 2 x Fan LED hub

Note: commander pro is only needed if you want to control fan curves in iCue

5 fans directly connected to PWM headers on CP

With the last header, connect a 2 way PWM splitter

Connect RGB cables to headers on Fan LED hub

 

Assuming you go with Arctic Freezer II with stock Aio & corsair fans

Commander Pro (CP) & 1 x Fan LED hub

Stock AIO fans can go on commander pro

Rest is same as above

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When you buy a 3 pack for either QL /ML, you'll get a lightning node pro as well as a Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub, so there's no need to buy them separately.

 

AIO:

Arctic Freezer II will likely perform a bit better under load. However you will not be able to control the pump via icue.

 

H150i Elite Capellix: Will be able to control pump & fan rpm via iCue

 

AIO Fans:

I really don't recommend using QL fans on the AIO since its low static pressure will hurt cooling performance. Best stick with stock fans or white LL120's as they have increased max RPM and static pressure over the black model.

 

Assuming you go full Corsair with 7 fans in total you'll need

Commander Core (CC) & 1 Fan LED hub

6 Fans directly connected to RGB headers on CC

5 fans directly connected to PWM headers on CC

With the last header, connect a 2 way PWM splitter

1 fan will need to be connected to Fan LED hub which connects to CC

 

Assuming you go with Arctic Freezer II with 7 corsair fans

Commander Pro (CP) & 2 x Fan LED hub

Note: commander pro is only needed if you want to control fan curves in iCue

5 fans directly connected to PWM headers on CP

With the last header, connect a 2 way PWM splitter

Connect RGB cables to headers on Fan LED hub

 

Assuming you go with Arctic Freezer II with stock Aio & corsair fans

Commander Pro (CP) & 1 x Fan LED hub

Stock AIO fans can go on commander pro

Rest is same as above

 

Will my Commander Core be able to manage QL and ML fans on it seamlessly ?

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Will my Commander Core be able to manage QL and ML fans on it seamlessly ?

 

Sorry, I forgot to mention that both the Commander Pro and the Commander Core will only support 1 type of fan connected to them. ie all fans need to be ML or QL or LL ect.

 

If you try to mix and match, it will most likely not work.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention that both the Commander Pro and the Commander Core will only support 1 type of fan connected to them. ie all fans need to be ML or QL or LL ect.

 

If you try to mix and match, it will most likely not work.

 

I opted for 1 dedicated controller (Commander Core - included) for my x3 ML (also included) fans of the cooler / radiator and another dedicated controller (Commander Node Pro) for the rest (4) of my system fans (QL140 ones).

 

Hope I won't screw this up!

 

Wish me luck ><

 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Haya-jii

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Keep in mind you need a lighting node core for fans not connected to the Commander Core.

 

If you connect the ML fans to the lighting node core, you'll need to set them up as 6 ML fans. This is because the CAPELLIX comes with a different ML120 fan which has 8 LED's.

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