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Introducing the CORSAIR iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller


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Hey everyone,

We've got a new controller that centralizes command over your case fans and RGB lighting! We're happy to introduce to you the COMMANDER CORE XT. Here are a few highlights:

• Controls up to six PWM RGB fans, allowing you to set custom fan curves and lighting profiles that adjust based on system temperatures - including Zero RPM mode to keep the noise down at low loads.
• Intelligent fan detection simplifies the fan setup process, allowing iCUE to automatically identify the specific fan model connected to each RGB port.
• The updated, low-profile design makes installation easier with embedded magnets, making it easy to install the COMMANDER CORE XT on any flat surface inside your case

Check it out here for more information. We’ve put together a quick FAQ below. 

Q: What's the difference between the Commander CORE XT and the Commander PRO?
A: The COMMANDER CORE XT includes two repositionable temperature sensors (vs four), one 3-pin RGB header (vs. two), one USB 2.0 pass-through (vs. two). The COMMANDER CORE XT also eliminates the need for a RGB fan hub, as it sports six RGB fan ports.

Q: Do I need an RGB header on my motherboard to use this?
A: You do not. Similar to the Commander PRO, the COMMANDER CORE XT plugs into an available SATA power cable from your PSU and USB header on your motherboard.

Q: What about my LED strips? Do I still need to use the iCUE Lighting Node Pro RGB Lighting Controller?  
A: You'll be able to connect our 3-pin RGB devices directly to the Commander CORE XT's RGB port, eliminating the need for the Lighting Node Pro controller.

What are your thoughts? Got any system setup ideas already? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Hello there, 

this seems to be nice, do you guys have been able to test it and face out if the Commander Core XT is having the same issue as the Commander PRO with AMD chipset motherboards?

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On 10/14/2021 at 11:58 AM, JULVEX said:

Hello there, 

this seems to be nice, do you guys have been able to test it and face out if the Commander Core XT is having the same issue as the Commander PRO with AMD chipset motherboards?

We have not experienced any issues with AMD chipset motherboards during the COMMANDER CORE XT's testing.

On 10/16/2021 at 5:54 AM, Joni-76 said:

Hello.

What do I need to do, if I want to control the RGB on more than 6 fans?

JH

Adding a Lighting Node CORE controller would be an ideal solution if you need to connect more than six RGB fans.

The COMMANDER CORE controller that comes with our ELITE CAPELLIX and ELITE LCD coolers would work, too.

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I'm plotting out a Hydro X build. My understanding is that if the XD5 pump speed cable is connected to the fan #6 header on a Commander Pro, it can then use the special Hydro X curve functionality in iCUE. Is this also possible with the Commander XT?

Cheers!

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On 10/22/2021 at 5:39 AM, Nadjiggle said:

I'm plotting out a Hydro X build. My understanding is that if the XD5 pump speed cable is connected to the fan #6 header on a Commander Pro, it can then use the special Hydro X curve functionality in iCUE. Is this also possible with the Commander XT?

Cheers!

Yep! You'll be able to select the Hydro X curves in "Cooling" as long as a Hydro X device is set up under the "3-Pin Lighting Effects" tab.CCXT.png.adbde667a3a76db880135408d7bed9a6.png

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7 hours ago, liwoo said:

Hello, when will a Corsair loyalty program !!!!!!! ..

Kind like msi games offered goodies .

 

Hey liwoo, just wanting to make sure I understand your question/statement since its in French. I don't want to move it to another place on the forums since the comment can get lost that way - normally I would since it's initially in the wrong place but its OK for now because I want to answer your question. But yes, we totally hear those comments and are listening to your feedback. Having a loyalty program is definitely one of those suggestions we get a lot. 

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Il y a 5 heures, Corsair Angie a dit :

Bonjour j'espère que ça arrivera un jours avec une possibilité de faire un rma directement via le programme d'enregistrement des produit ça serais top. 

En sachant que j'ai déjà quasiment tous vos produits 😄😄

 

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I switched from Commander Pro's to Commander Core XT's and noticed that the Zero RPM does not work for my LL or QL fans. They only ever spin at their minimum speed (between 500-600 RPM). I've forced the firmware install on both my XT's and there's been no change.

 

Even when I set the fan speed manually using a custom curve to 0% the fans continue to spin at 500-600.

Is there something I'm missing? It's not a huge issue, just seems like something that isn't working as it should. 

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On 11/12/2021 at 6:17 PM, LockDots said:

I switched from Commander Pro's to Commander Core XT's and noticed that the Zero RPM does not work for my LL or QL fans. They only ever spin at their minimum speed (between 500-600 RPM). I've forced the firmware install on both my XT's and there's been no change.

I do not believe those fans support zero RPM mode unfortunately...

Take a look at the ML RGB Elite fans as an example, they do state they support zero RPM mode... (CO-9050117-WW)

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On 11/12/2021 at 10:17 AM, LockDots said:

I switched from Commander Pro's to Commander Core XT's and noticed that the Zero RPM does not work for my LL or QL fans. They only ever spin at their minimum speed (between 500-600 RPM). I've forced the firmware install on both my XT's and there's been no change.

 

Even when I set the fan speed manually using a custom curve to 0% the fans continue to spin at 500-600.

Is there something I'm missing? It's not a huge issue, just seems like something that isn't working as it should. 

As Mark_T mentioned, the connected fans would need to support zero RPM.

Commander PRO achieves zero RPM via DC/voltage control - so in this case, it is turning off your LL or QL fans even though they do not support zero RPM.

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19 hours ago, Bird412 said:

Hi, I'm doing a build on a 5000D airflow. I bought a H150i Elite so I this for 6 of the fans. If I want to do 10 fans would you recommend buying another and going 6 fans on 1 and 4 on the other?

 

Thanks

When you say "buying another", are you referring to another ELITE CAPELLIX or buying the iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT detailed in this topic?

Assuming you have the COMMANDER CORE (which comes with ELITE CAPELLIX) and COMMANDER CORE XT, that wouldn't be a bad configuration at all - having six fans on one controller and the remaining on the other.

If I had your same configuration, I would mount the H150i ELITE CAPELLIX atop. Using its included COMMANDER CORE, I would then connect the H150i's three fans and three front fans. The remaining four fans would connect to the COMMANDER CORE XT. This is illustrated below. My reasoning behind having the front and top fans on the same controller is for iCUE's sequential lighting effect.

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Otherwise, having all six front fans connected to a COMMANDER CORE XT, and the remaining four connected to the COMMANDER CORE wouldn't be bad either!

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34 minutes ago, Corsair Albert said:

When you say "buying another", are you referring to another ELITE CAPELLIX or buying the iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT detailed in this topic?

Assuming you have the COMMANDER CORE (which comes with ELITE CAPELLIX) and COMMANDER CORE XT, that wouldn't be a bad configuration at all - having six fans on one controller and the remaining on the other.

If I had your same configuration, I would mount the H150i ELITE CAPELLIX atop. Using its included COMMANDER CORE, I would then connect the H150i's three fans and three front fans. The remaining four fans would connect to the COMMANDER CORE XT. This is illustrated below. My reasoning behind having the front and top fans on the same controller is for iCUE's sequential lighting effect.

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Otherwise, having all six front fans connected to a COMMANDER CORE XT, and the remaining four connected to the COMMANDER CORE wouldn't be bad either!

This is EXACTLY the guidance I was looking for. Thank you so so much!

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On 10/21/2021 at 7:35 PM, Corsair Albert said:

We have not experienced any issues with AMD chipset motherboards during the COMMANDER CORE XT's testing.

Adding a Lighting Node CORE controller would be an ideal solution if you need to connect more than six RGB fans.

The COMMANDER CORE controller that comes with our ELITE CAPELLIX and ELITE LCD coolers would work, too.

Hello!

Following up on this, would a Lighting Node Pro controller work as another solution to having more than six RGB fans? 

Would the Lighting Node Pro connect to the Commander Core or where/how would it be connected?

I am purchasing the H100i cooler with 6 additional LL120 fans and are a bit confused on how to connect them.

Thank you! 🙂 

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On 12/8/2021 at 3:43 PM, Corsair Albert said:

As Mark_T mentioned, the connected fans would need to support zero RPM.

Commander PRO achieves zero RPM via DC/voltage control - so in this case, it is turning off your LL or QL fans even though they do not support zero RPM.

Perhaps that could be supported on the Commander Core XT as well? Seems like a great feature.

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On 12/27/2021 at 2:10 PM, Christizzle said:

Hello!

Following up on this, would a Lighting Node Pro controller work as another solution to having more than six RGB fans? 

Would the Lighting Node Pro connect to the Commander Core or where/how would it be connected?

I am purchasing the H100i cooler with 6 additional LL120 fans and are a bit confused on how to connect them.

Thank you! 🙂 

 

the core non-XT only support those 6 RGB fans, the XT version has an extra RGB port to connect your strips/more fans.

So if you need more RGB/fans, then you need another CORE (with or without XT) or lightning node pro (just remember this one is RGB only, not fan control).

 

The commander pro has 6 fans controls and 2 RGB ports (1 port can power 6 RGB fans)

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On 12/8/2021 at 6:43 PM, Corsair Albert said:

As Mark_T mentioned, the connected fans would need to support zero RPM.

Commander PRO achieves zero RPM via DC/voltage control - so in this case, it is turning off your LL or QL fans even though they do not support zero RPM.

Hi you mean, QL 120 and LL120 dont support zero RPM currently right? I met the same problem as the above mentioned, that I could not stop the fan with 0 rpm.

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Hello! I lost my Commander Core non XT while moving to my new apartment... They are out of stock in the corsair shop but the commander core XT is in stock. Is it possible to connect the pump from my Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix to the Commander Core XT? thank you 

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On 1/26/2022 at 6:19 AM, inverse_of_zero said:

Hi there,

The product web page says: "Control up to 264 RGB LEDs out of the box". Doing the math, does that mean that each RGB port (1-6) can handle up to 44 LEDS? Or is it not as simple as that?

Thanks!

It is not as simple as that, as the COMMANDER CORE XT also features a 3-pin RGB channel.

On 2/14/2022 at 3:52 PM, harrypotterrrr said:

Hi you mean, QL 120 and LL120 dont support zero RPM currently right? I met the same problem as the above mentioned, that I could not stop the fan with 0 rpm.

Yes, that is correct - QL and LL fans do not feature zero RPM.

On 2/22/2022 at 5:19 PM, fedech1403 said:

Hello! I lost my Commander Core non XT while moving to my new apartment... They are out of stock in the corsair shop but the commander core XT is in stock. Is it possible to connect the pump from my Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix to the Commander Core XT? thank you 

You cannot replace the COMMANDER CORE that comes with ELITE CAPELLIX/LCD coolers with the COMMANDER CORE XT. The COMMANDER CORE has the required 24-pin port. Feel free to contact our support!

Apologies for the late responses, everyone!

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