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5000X PWM Repeater Hub question


Nereus333
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Hello. I recently scored the 5000X RGB tempered glass case. I'm setting up a loop with 2 x 360mm radiators. I have a question about the PWM Repeater Hub...

 

Thinking about plugging all 6 radiator fans into that one hub, and then plugging the hub into a single 2amp PMW fan header on the motherboard (EVGA Z590 FTW). All the fans are the same; be quiet 120mm high-speed PWM fans (model BL070 if anyone is interested).

 

Will this still allow me to control all 6 fans through that one header via the BIOS fan curve - not separately obviously, but all 6 fans will follow the same BIOS fan curve based on system temperature?

 

I assumed this would be the situation, but then I saw a post somewhere saying that it's a powered fan hub and the fans all run at full speed and the header on the motherboard just reports the fan speed but does not control it, which is completely useless to me.

 

As an alternative, I also recently scored a used Commander Pro which I could install instead, and have all six radiator fans plugged into that, and speed controlled through iCue software, but then I'm entirely dependent on iCue software, I'd rather be BIOS controlled for fan speed.

 

FYI the front intake fans are 3x Corsair LL120 fans, I plan to run them on a triple splitter running from another single motherboard PWM header - the header has max power limit of 2amp @ 12V (24Watts), the fans are 0.3A each, max 13.2V.

 

Thanks for any help.

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I have a dual 360 rad setup in my 5000x and run the 6 fans off the repeater and control them off one channel of my commander pro. Works great and keeps all 6 fans sinked at the same speed and controlled by what profile I am using, normal, night and gaming.
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Yup that would work too. The motherboard doesn't have a header for a thermal sensor, so the Commander Pro could resolve that too. Sort of off-topic, but I use AIDA64 for monitoring, and I hear there are some communication issues between iCue and AIDA64, so that's why I like the BIOS fan curve.
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