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iCUE ports for Aftermarket GPU Backplate/GPU Support Bracket


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Corsair Vengeance a7200 (b550-a pro motherboard, 3070)

I am planning on ordering a GPU backplate and GPU support bracket. They are RGB and will come with iCUE controllers.

How would I attach these to my current setup? Would these attach to my motherboard or would I need to get something else?

 

Any help with this before I order and start taking apart my machine would be a great.
Thanks!

-Bob

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Basically if I could just get a digital document of the layout of everything, that would be great.  I want to install a 2.5in SATA SSD, which I believe is next to the Power Unit at the bottom. I would love to know where the terminals for the iCUE cables will connect....

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Hi @Eskemobob

Without knowing what you are specifically intending to connect to the system - I can't really provide too much advice.

The majority of such control devices would simply connect to a 9pin USB header on any motherboard; as well as to a SATA power connector on your PSU.

There are no specific "iCUE ports" as all of our controllers simply connect as described above.

You can find a picture of the appropriate USB headers below (1st pic); they may or may not have the plastic guard around the edge.

In the event that you're using some third party aftermarket backplates (we don't sell/manufacture these products) - you should definitely consult with the maker as to how best to install them, and how to integrate them in software.

In terms of your 2,5" SATA SSD - simply use the SATA ports indicated below (2nd pic), and the SATA power connectors from your PSU.
We don't make any SSDs that are specifically iCUE integrated.
In terms of where you'd screw it on; you'd screw it onto the outside of the raised SSD panels on the rear of the motherboard tray. (pic 3 of the whole case)

Hopefully this has addressed your questions - if you have any further queries don't hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you for responding! The sata help was fantastic. 

 

In regards to the iCUE connections. I should have been more specific my apologies.

 

The two devices I am ordering have one iCUE connector each. I have the six fans already plugged into the controller in the last picture above. How would I connect two more RGB iCUE connectors to my system to have everything sync up? 

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Hi @Eskemobob

It's hard to say without knowing which specific device you have.

They would either use the same connector as our fans, and connect to an LED HUB / Commander CORE, or they'd use the same connector as our LED Strips and connect to a Lighting Node PRO.

I'd need to know which specific device you have, as well as which connectors it uses to provide more information.

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14 hours ago, Eskemobob said:

I believe they will be the same connector that goes into a lighting node pro. Does Corsair sell just the node pro or would I have to get the whole kit?

I'd definitely reach out to the manufacturer of the third party products to make sure you know which controller they are designed to be used with!

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I got everything hooked up. Now the only problem is there are 2 USB headers on the motherboard and I have 3 connections needed. Can you recommend a internal usb splitter that will work with iCue products? The one I got on Amazon will only power the lights. I cannot detect them in the iCue software to sync everything together.

 

Thank you for all your help!

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